7 highlights of the London Design Festival

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The London Design Festival's theme this year was "Design is Everywhere" but it is also everything. Here are some of the loveliest pieces of artwork and installations on view across the city.

The Wind Portal by Lebanese designer Najla El Sein is installed in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It consists of two huge screens, 8 metres high that look like doors, made from 5,000 paper windmills. Each one is hand-made and rotates so that they seem like they are breathing in and out. There is an integrated wind system that makes them spin. Different flows of wind are programmed resulting into different speeds, sounds and feelings.