Saturday, September 20, 2014

London Design Festival

Its that time of year again when we set out to go and find out what is hot in the design world at the moment. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community - and 2014's Festival did not dissapoint!

With around 250 designers taking part, it is often hard to decide where to start!

We saw SCP on Curtain rd - Three shows from Japan, America and Britain that
celebrate things made as they should be. Welcoming the Ishinomaki Laboratory, Mashiko ceramics, the Shotoku Glass Company and other special objects from Japan. Brooklyn-based designers Fort Standard represent America, while SCP launch A/W14 designs.

The V&A had a brilliant show of interesting design installations - Including the amazing mirror ceiling. Two revolving reflective structures were suspended in the centre of the gallery, provide an ever-changing view.

Around the building was an interesting array of exhibits called 'The wish list'. We were truley amazed by the techniques in making a huge, circular table. The table consisted of approximately 150 layers of solid wood, shaped, sanded and laminated together to produce an entirely solid pedestal table.

100% design also did'nt let us down! - 100% Design is the largest design trade event of its kind in the UK, covering interiors, the workplace, kitchens and bathrooms, emerging talents as well as eco, design and build.

After meeting with some of the exhibitors at the show. We are excited to begin installing new technologies such as wireless chargers into our furniture.

Designjunction - Located in a facinating building and boasting a crosssection of content from product
launches and installations to pop-up shops, bespoke eateries and live flash factories. Another show of inspiring new designers all in an urban setting.

Just a few of our highlights to share with you. We hope you enjoyed your visit to London Design Festival too!!

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