London Design Festival 2015: Highlights

From neon lights to luxury dressers and pouffes, our picks from this year's impressive event

This year’s London Design Festival felt bigger and more comprehensive than ever—with galleries, museums and showrooms all over the city opening their doors to an enthusiastic, design-savvy crowd. Two of the threads that ran through the festival were playfulness and interactivity, with Memphis-inspired designs something of a favorite and many designers creating colorful, captivating pieces. Established names and newcomers alike played with neon and pastel …

London Design Festival 2015: Lee Broom’s Flower Shop

The designer debuts his Podium vase collection among a floral wonderland

Cool Hunting favorite Lee Broom always puts a tremendous amount of thought into how his unique designs are displayed. Earlier this year, at Milan Design Week, Broom created his own department store. For London Design Festival, he chose to showcase his first collection of vases—called “Podium”—in his flagship store in Shoreditch, which has been converted into a flower shop for the duration of the festival. …

London Design Festival 2015: Tom Dixon’s Multiplex

We speak with the designer at multi-sensory retail pop-up about his aversion to becoming static

Tom Dixon is a man with lots on his plate—and chances are it’s a plate he designed himself. The British designer is something of a Renaissance man: his company not only has its own restaurant, but it’s now also designing stationery and scented candles, has teamed up with Pierre Marcolini to create a luxurious chocolate box, and has launched a print magazine, called Tomorrow. Not …