A necklace for your floor? A sofa in need of a diet? It's all just part of London Design Week
Some of the surreal offerings included Charlotte Kingsnorth’s At One, the grotesquely compelling sofa pictured at left. It's upholstered with a skin-like material that is meant to look as if it “has been devoured by its obese occupier.”
Bling Bling Light Adornments, pictured at top, is a Penelope Batley floor lighting fixture in the form of a giant necklace made of handblown and cut glass.
Gleaming silver-plated brass trays from Fabio Novembre took the shape of Italian piazzas from Turin to Lucca and doubled as architectural models when not in use.
-- Kristin Hohenadel reporting from London
Photo credits, from top: Kristin Hohenadel, Mint, Kristin Hohenadel