This week saw the capital taken over by London Design Festival 2017 with unusual installations, informative talks and new product launches. Here’s ten of our favourites from Design Junction and 100% Design.
Woodstock by Icons of Denmark
Something a little different in the meeting table market caught our eye, designed by Hans Thyge & Co for Icons of Denmark the woodstock table range is designed to be multi-purpose with fixed and fliptop available.
The Barbry Collection by Fredericia
First presented at the Salone del Mobile the collection by French designer Aurélien Barbry combines steel and wood in a graphical, yet functional new series of furniture. The series of barstools and side tables is perfectly on trend with a black lacquered iron base and is shown with walnut topped tables and velvet upholstered stools.
Cascade by Friends Of Wilson
This brand new product from Friends Of Wilson, Cascade, defines space while bringing warmth, style and personality. UK designed and manufactured we love how Cascade offers unlimited options for configuration and re-configuration, easy to install the modular elements link together with solid wood dowel fixings to create a unique and strikingly modern look and its suitable for all sizes of spaces.
The Talks at 100% Design
We couldn’t actually decide our favourite talk from London Design Festival 2017 so have included both Gemma Riberti’s ‘Interiors Trend Report’ and Lee Broom’s Inspirational talk on his career so far:
WGSN Lifestyle and Interiors Senior Editor Gemma Riberti outlined the forecast directions to a packed audience for Spring/Summer 2019 and how they apply to colour palettes and product development within the lifestyle and interiors sectors.
Lee Broom, one of the UK’s leading product designers, discussed how he started out in the fashion industry as an intern for Vivian Westwood and his progression to design over 45 commercial retail, restaurant and bar interiors. He certainly is an inspiration to many aspiring designers across all sectors and is leading the way as an entrepreneurial designer.
Voronoi III by Tala
Tala’s latest lighting design, billed as the “world’s largest sculptural bulb”, takes inspiration from patterns and forms found in the natural world. The Voronoi patterns prevalent in forest canopies have informed the shape of the bulb’s glass while Fibonacci sequences observable in pine cones and ferns on the forest floor have influenced the form taken by the filaments.
Marra Tables by Deadgood
Our favourite new bits from the Deadgood stand at Design Junction were the Marra collection of occasional tables designed by SmithMatthias and their range of ‘Pop Rugs’ designed in house by the Deadgood Studio. Their newest range of tables has a simple scandinavian look with on trend black and grey finish options available.
Cockpit Chair by Mitja
With their heritage of carpentry Mitja presented this new chair which really captures their knowledge of traditional joinery expertise with a sophisticated design. We think this chair would look stunning in a boardroom or break-out space.
LLAI by Bethany Luscombe
A great concept from an emerging designer and New Designer Award Winner 2017. We loved the combination of comfort and collaboration of this product to create a social environment. This product has a great scope to change up the behaviours within the workspace and is such an intriguing piece to feature in a multitude of settings.
Heldu Working Table by Alki
This collection by Alki is inspired by traditional woodworking techniques, we loved how the frame is set in on the table top creating an eye-catching feature. Different modules of table tops can be joined together to create various sizes of work bench and cable management is hidden by wooden and leather blocks.
Axyl and Pache by Allermuir
The new released Axyl chair is accompanied here with the Pache table, released at clerkenwell design week earlier this year adn back for the London Design Festival 2017. The Axyl chair was designed by Benjamin Hubert of design agency Layer, available with and without arms and as a barstool with an accompanying café table. Axyl utilizes a strong geometric design language with an A-frame leg and a Mid-Century Danish wrap-around shell.