London Design Festival kicks off this Saturday (September 19), showcasing the best designs our city has to offer - here are three highlights for your diary.
British sculptor Alex Chinneck's 35-metre tall inverted electricity pylon weighs 15 tons and references the industrial history of the site it will be poking out of. By night it will be illuminated, becoming a beacon and projecting a lattice of shadows on to the ground below. See it from North Greenwich station, the Thames Clipper, the Emirates Airline cable car, Canary Wharf and planes flying to and from City Airport. Greenwich Peninsula, SE10. North Greenwich. Sep 19 - Jan 10 2016. Free.
Around 450 exhibitors from 29 countries will present their work at these twinned trade shows. Many nations will have their own pavilion; look out for the Korean craft and Australian furniture. Taipei is World Design Capital in 2016 and 'immersive culinary performances' will introduce visitors to contemporary Taiwanese cuisine, design and history (£20). Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Liverpool St. Sep 24 - Sep 27. Thu 10am-7pm; Fri and Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm. £12, £6 5-16s; £10/£6 adv; free under-5s.
One of many London Design Festival installations and events at the V&A, this beautiful 'cloud' is a collection of 250 mouth-blown glass globes each containing an intricate, hand-embroidered foil insect. As visitors approach the work the insects begin to come to life, flapping around like butterflies in a greenhouse. V&A, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL. South Kensington. Sep 19 - Sep 27. 10am-5.45pm daily. Free.
London Design Festival is at various locations across London from September 19–27.