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From September 13 to 21, London will be brimming with all things design thanks to the 12th annual London Design Festival. With a medley of 300 events, installations, themed workshops, lectures and presentations that focus on interiors, graphics, architecture and furniture from a mix of fledging and established designers, there’s plenty to “Lose yourself” in, as this year’s tagline suggests. Here, some of the highlights:

A Place Called Home: Four designers—Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges, Isle Crawford and Paternity—created their interpretations of the ideal room. Think spaces with large kaleidoscopes, specially created scents and recordings of a kettle boiling to stir up feelings of home. September 18–20; Trafalgar Square; londondesignfestival.com.

The Wish List: Ten established designers, including Zaha Hadid, Allen Jones and John Pawson, pair up with emerging talent to create a never-before-found masterpiece using a single material—American hardwood. September 13–20; Victoria and Albert Museum; Cromwell Rd.; 44-20/7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.

100% Design: London’s biggest original contemporary design show for brand-new and seasoned names reaches its 20th year. The four-day event kicks off with Philippe Starck’s new tile collection, Flexible Architecture, for Italian ceramic firm Ceramica Sant’Agostino. September 17–20; Earls Court Exhibition Center; Warwick Rd.; 100percentdesign.co.uk.

Decorex International: In case the nine day festival isn’t long enough, this luxury interiors “Design Destinations” group-show extends the fun a little further. This year's Decorex International shines the spotlight on Georgian-themed furniture, carpets, flooring, lighting, textiles and wall coverings from over 350 exhibitors, including newcomers Liberty Art Fabrics, Eley Kishimoto and Maya Romanoff. September 21–24; Syon Park; decorex.com.

For a full schedule of events, go to londondesignfestival.com.

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