London Design Special 2019

From magnificent maximalist interiors to stand-out new shapes and styles, your essential guide to the London Design Festival

The influential Italian talks about leaving Milan, the joy of making and why ‘ugliness can be beautiful’

From bamboo sculpture to the installations turning seating into an art form

Five capital locations where dizzying decoration and frantic design collide

London’s SEEDS leads a trend for displaying design in homes rather than galleries

Lucy Watson finds a caring side is common to some of her favourite items this year

A more inclusive industry would properly represent the world it serves

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Designers are finding subtler solutions when it comes to domestic technology

New design areas reveal plenty about how the city sees itself

Greek rebellion, Australian positivity — London’s Design Biennale wants to make us feel as well as think

From pottery to poetry, dazzle camouflage to digitally printed leather

How video games became a subject for design museums. And why they can also provide real-life solutions

From sketch pad to showroom, designers and brands are embracing sustainability. But are they considering ‘the whole story’?

The desirability of mid-century modern design is reshaping the way we collect

Our interiors editor’s guide to the best of the prestigious fair

The hated look of the 1980s is back in vogue at this year’s London Design Festival

The 9,000-year-old Japanese technique is now being applied to rough-hewn wood

Pieces made today have the oily translucence that made them popular 150 years ago — but without the radioactive risk