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  • The London Design Festival continues to expand its presence across the city. This year saw the addition of the first London Design Biennale, which ran alongside the Festival; as well as new areas being introduced, such as Design Junction’s new home in King’s Cross's up-and-coming Creative Quarter
  • Several installations have wider appeal, tying into both the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week, including Burberry's Makers House and Perrier-Jouët's L'Eden pop-up
  • Exhibitors adopt a maximalist approach all round, with key themes ranging from colourful, graphic explosions and immersive kaleidoscopic displays through to highly opulent or ornate detailing

The green room by Glithero

In partnership with luxury watchmaker Panerai, design studio Glithero created the Green Room installation within the V&A. Inspired by time, the designers created a kinetic piece intended to change the perceptions of what a clock can be. A cylindrical curtain made up of 160 multicoloured silicone cords that wrap around a six-storey stairwell makes up the immersive installation, allowing visitors to be inside the timepiece and experience the movement of it as opposed to simply observing it.

The opticality by Lee Broom

Celebrating the retail launch of the Optical lighting collection, Lee Broom presented an immersive 1960s Op Art-inspired installation in his Shoreditch store. The floor, ceiling and walls are lined with mirrors, which reflect the graphic monochrome patterns from the product and central path to create a kaleidoscopic illusion of infinity.

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