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WHO DESIGNED THESE? Find out at 100% Design at London Design Festival 2013.
Register now to visit: the show starts tomorrow the 18th September see link for full details.
TAG: 100% Design
Hot off the press: the 100% Design show party sponsored by RIBAJ and Heineken®, will feature a DJ set by none other than Dave Rowntree of Blur. Everyone’s invited to the biggest party of the festival following on from the successful night last year featuring Peter Hook (co-founder New Order/Joy Division). Don’t miss the event and show on Thursday 19 September from 6-9pm at the Central Bar.
Industrial production is a key theme at the London Design Festival for 2013 drawing designers in to uncover new possibilities for their own product ranges.
The Home Factory has been developed within the Interiors section of 100% Design to reveal the potential of 3D printing. The concept living space demonstrates the relevance of the technique for the interiors market and showcases some of the best products submitted within the genre for from a creative brief broadcast around the world.
Pushing boundaries are iMakr, Europe’s largest 3D printing store, who will be offering visitors the chance to produce their own portrait in the form of a figurine using the latest in 360-degree scanning technology. We will make sure we do not miss the opportunity to create the new mantlepiece ornament of ourselves. Definitely on the top of the list at 100% Design.
DON’T MISS: The B.A. Ceramic Design Show, Part Two from Central Saint Martins offering a fresh perspective on ceramics using a multitude of creative processes. Cutting edge pieces complement the sculptural pieces seamlessly and clearly demonstrate the importance of ceramics as a core art and design discipline.
DATES: Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st June, 12-8pm, Saturday 22nd June, 12-6pm, Sunday 23rd June, 12-6pm.
ADDRESS: Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, NC1 4AA
TAG: Central St. Martin’s
Series 1 Sofa & Series 2 Coffee Table
Welcome to the design world Series One Sofa, what a beauty you are. This future classic oak frame sofa from Another Country comes in a variety of colours and is upholstered with Scottish woolen bute fabric tightly fitted onto the sharpened edge cushions. For a close up of both the sofa and Series 2 Coffee Table visit Design Junction during London Design Festival from the 19th-23rd September 2012, where they will both launch.
BRAND STAND: HAM
Jo Ham a farmer’s daughter launched an unexpected range of designs that capture comic moments in the life of a pig, horse and rabbit. Their playful lifestyles are translated into prints and applied to a growing collection of products. If you like clean, minimal and eccentric designs you will not be disappointed.
STANDOUT STYLING: WRAP
The unmistakable magazine from Wrap that explores the best in contemporary design and Illustration has been well documented. It is stocked at fine establishments in the UK such as Tate Modern, the Design Museum, Magma and Foyles and many other countries. At Pulse Wrap stood out not only for the magazine but the super styling. S/S/A/W loves the new look geometric parquet flooring linked and painted with colours from their current magazine. An excellent idea for flooring courtesy of Wrap.
BEST IN SHOW / CARDS CONTINUED:
One of the finest selection of cards at Pulse came from Dear Prudence designed by Laura Ruth Vickers. The narrative collection sensitively depicts nature at its quirkiest and its best, also hinting at Laura’s formal training as a textile designer. Whilst exploring the versatility of Textiles she printed greetings cards, set up a stall in Brick Lane and sold out the first day. Following her success Laura immediately started publishing her own greeting range and is busy developing the range to include further products, lookout for her new notebooks coming shortly.
1- Harley Boden
The most prominent trend at the show was seafaring and it was interpreted across the board in most product categories. Harley Boden introduced the Buoy cup and saucer in ceramics that played around marine imagery and Buddug created hand rendered plates with placements of ships. The theme reached textiles with Mengsel featuring graphic seascapes whilst Timbergram showed fish on their wooden postcard range.
PATTERN: Linear / Graphic
CONTEMPLATE: Vintage tattoos.
Fika Tea Set, Ralli.
Brother Louis Ralli & sister Sophie Ralli graduated from Central Saint Martins and were exhibiting at Pulse on the college stand. They combined their talents, one specialises in Product and the other in Ceramic Design to produce outstanding, simple designs with efficient use of space and all manufactured in the UK.
S/S/A/W loves: the original, clean & graphic style at Purpose and Worth and the naive illustrations from Louise Naunton Morgan. Both were exhibiting on St. Martin’s stand alongside Ralli (above). Small group of designers on the stand but the work shone. More in the next series.
Concrete Wallpaper, by Piet Boon for NLXL.
Following on from the major success of Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood Wallpaper NLXL have collaborated with Piet Boon launching the Concrete Series this season. The great thing about this wallpaper aside from the subtle sophistication of the design is that if your walls are uneven they are masked instantly with the irregular pattern formation. Use on walls and ceilings for affordable, long lasting definitive style.
1- 600 exhibitors
2- Home & Gift
3- 160 young designers at Launchpad.
2- Location: Earls Court London
Showstopper: Memory of Falmouth by Takae Mituzani
S/S/A/W: loves this very simple salt and pepper shaker inspired by the Cornish coastline. This slots perfectly into the seafaring trend that was the most consistent themes of the show. (More on this in Series 2)
Childhood: S/S/A/W was on a mission to uncover some showstoppers and found these two beauties. The products play with the consistently popular retro theme for children’s rooms. LADP showed the Offside Coat Rack designed by Greenworks, inspired by the classic tabletop game and Lapin and Me displayed the vintage style hand painted lamps Baby Rabbit Night Lamps. Top of my list for junior home and gift.
‘WOW’ (without wires) speaker, Kakkoii
DETAIL: WOW is a crusader for a new world without wires, plugging or docking. Small in size and big on sound, the speaker wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device like your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, iPad or laptop. It can be recharged over and over again so no need for batteries. It comes in 5 colours is rubber durable with a rubber housing. Having experienced the quality and unexpected volume this is one item I am adding to my wishlist, the white one.
Series 2 tomorrow.
Another Country: Pottery collection, Series 1- handmade tabletop designs.
VGP: Practical / Affordable / trend led designs.
Assembly Room - Burgess Table: flat packed occasional table /powder coated steel / two piece base / solid oak table top / finished in clear lacquer.
www.nlxl.com teamed up with the hottest store in Paris Merci to create Brooklyn Tins a range of distressed looking wallpaper which is distributed by Pad home in the UK.
THAT’S ALL DESIGN FOLKS