The V&A has an interesting-looking free exhibition in London, Telling Tales, on now and set to be a key part of the London Design Festival in September 09…

“This exhibition explores the recent trend among European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. […] all inspired by the spirit of story-telling.”

The V&A also has a one-day Furniture Futures symposium in September, to…

“examine the growing interest in furniture as an expression of contemporary culture which crosses the boundaries between art, craftsmanship and design”