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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.
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
1ST STOP: on arrival to Clerkenwell 2012 I headed to the top floor on the Farmiloe Building to start my day at the press launch of 100% design, where press and designers met to discover the Media 10 campaign for the 2012 event Here are the key points discussed by the team.
NEW START: 100% is the UK’S the most respected and visited contemporary showcase for architects and interior designers. Under the new ownership of Media 10 and the direction of William Knight, the former Deputy Director of London Design Festival, the exhibition is poised to become the hottest selling design ticket this year.
The 2012 Theme for the show is Future Living and for the 18th year of the show it is divided into 4 new areas, Interiors, Office, Kitchen & Bathrooms and Eco Design and Build.
Following on from Clerkenwell Design Week exhibitors include: Deadgood, Jennifer Newman, Young & Norgate and Dare Studio, plus emerging brands such as Kirath Ghudoo, Plant and Moss, Vita and Arthur Analts.
Groups of designers will feature from: France, Korea, chile, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, alongside exhibitors form Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
NEW CREATIVE: this fresh futuristic approach is visible with the appointment of Shaw + Skerm, a young multi disciplinary studio who have designed the outstanding creative for the event.
Firstly Shaw and Skerm wanted a conceptual idea that would communicate the essence of 100% design – something special about the event itself. They believe the core idea of Inspiring Connections works on so many levels for the show that would ultimately reinforce that 100% Design is the place to connect – with colleagues, buyers, brands, the media and with the future.
Secondly they wanted to create a campaign image that looked visually arresting from a pure design aesthetic – abstract and impactful, rather than focussing on products as they had done in previous campaigns.
The design, based on genesis is very organic and captures the multi-layered experience every visitor will experience at the show. By creating dots and lines, that when placed over each other, can form a multitude of different and shapes and images, but combined together create a network of connections.
The final result, visualised as a world of inspiration, is almost art-like with intricate detail and injections of colour. The extraction of individual layers and using them in a variety of executions, has kept a fluidity to the shows many touchpoints. From 2d to 3d, environmental to animation.
THE ANIMATION: 100% Design
REGISTER : 100% Design
DATE: 19-22 September 2012, Earls Court London.
SEE YOU THERE.