Given that 2003 the London Design Festival has presented an extraordinary array of layout to celebrate London as the design capital of the world, and this yr’s occasion has just come to a near. The 9 day festival saw the layout world scorching up as all corners of the city came to lifestyle with more than 300 events and exhibitions displaying the ideal in style Faye Toogood presented but yet another inspiring ‘out there’ set up, whilst Hay launched new sister brand ‘Wrong For Hay’. There were a number of newcomers on the scene, with students of the Royal School of Artwork creating a series of ceramic tableware. ‘Metal of the moment’ copper was on present with Haunting & Narud‘s progressive Copper Mirror Series, whilst Lars Beller Fjetland featured a marriage of brass and marble with his Cloche Lamp. Right here is our wrap up of our favourites from the London Design Festival.
Incorrect for Hay
As you would know we are really fond of Danish brand Hay, so we were just a tiny fired up to hear that they are launching a new sister brand ‘Wrong for Hay’. The brand comes as a consequence of a collaboration with designer Sebastian Wrong (ex-director of Established & Sons) and will see a host of established designers involved. Their new assortment was launched in a Georgian townhouse in St James Park for London Design Festival. The collection, filled with muted colours and exciting forms was the talk of the town and we are fired up to see what is in keep! Incorrect for Hay will be offered in Australia by way of Cult.
Final week we wrote about the really beautiful ‘Copper Mirror Series’ by Hunting and Narud at Libby Sellers Gallery. To compliment that exhibition gallery also showed Grandmateria III – a group exhibition of functions by Liliana Ovalle, Paola Petrobelli and Lex Pott which aims to highlight the ongoing ability of style to transform preconceptions of everyday products.
Stratifications by Krzystof J Lukasik
Krzystof J Lukasik’s Stratifications are basically beautiful. They are one we have had on our record for a whilst, so we are very excited to contain it right now as a single of our picks from the London Design Festival. The collection of five objects current marble in a new light – a single that removes its common association with currently being heavy and chunky. Instead, Lukasik has taken modest offcuts and produced laminated layers of marble enabling it to be a graphic representation in a more domestic interior sense. The collection was a element of the ‘Young Creative Poland: four Many years On’ exhibition, in the course of the London Design Festival.
Joined + Jointed
A newcomer to the design scene is British furniture collection Joined + Jointed. Launching at this year’s London Design Festival, Joined + Jointed have worked with a host of designers like Simon Pengelly, Alex Hellum, Wales & Waled, Freshwest, Sean Yoo, Henrik Sorig and leader Samuel Chan, to existing an substantial very first assortment of nearly one hundred pieces. Constructing their philosophy around ‘creation through collaboration’ this is one to observe as they continue to collaborate with a lot of design greats!
London gallery, 19 Greek Street, was a hub of creativity for London Style Festival The Soho gallery was transformed by a choice of experimental works by a host of artists, each emerging and established, for the ‘Wonderland’ exhibition. Alongside the exhibition Studio Wener Aisslinger has totally covered the exterior of the seven-storey constructing in Kvadrat fabrics for their Reimagined installation!
Molteni & C Dada
Moltini & C Dada presented an exclusive edition of their Grado Assortment at this year’s London Layout Festival. It was created by Israeli artist Ron Gilad, who was nominated as ‘Designer of the Year’ by Wallpaper and Elle Décor magazines. The collection was exhibited at the their flagship keep in Shaftesbury and featured Ron Gilad’s get on the unique collection, of which he says “I concentrated n the standard kinds and manipulated them, both conceptually and concretely. I succeeded by making use of the essential to exalt the notion of functionality”.
Countless Stair by dRMM Architects
One of the favourite installations at this year’s London Design and style Festival was the ‘Endless Stair’ by dRMM Architects. The Esher inspired construction is a series of interlocking flights of stairs that can be reconfigured in an endless quantity of forms. Made from cross-laminated American Tulipwood the framework presented the wood in a new context to demonstrate its relentless strength.
Artwork Meals by Royal School of Art at Movement Gallery
Presented by the Royal School of Art at Flow Gallery ‘Art Food’ is an exhibition of tabletop equipment which were developed by college students alongside Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the School of Type in Poland. Mentored by famed chef Tim Allen and meals author William Sitwell, the students were briefed to design and style a collection that sat hand in hand with the operate of extremely-imaginative chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria. An exhibition that is the two sculptural and practical!
The story of these Wicker Lamps began in 2011 when Swedish layout trio Claesson Koivisto Rune purchased a wicker lamp from The Andes Property at the Stockholm Designboom Mart. Now, two many years on they have teamed up to layout a series of 3 wicker pieces, ’Medusa’, ‘Chinita’ and ‘Bellota, as an extension of the earlier collection. The Wicker Lamps have been presented at Designjunction at London Design Festival.
Studio Tord Boontje
Designer Tord Boontje has revisited his 1991 graduation task – ‘an investigation into interference pigments’. The assortment has been 3 years in the producing with an ongoing investigation into magnetism, pigments and holographic effects. The outcome is an intriguing assortment of furnishings and wall panels.
Copper Mirror Series by Hunting & Narud at Libby Sellers Gallery
You may possibly have already spotted the Copper Mirror Series by Hunting & Narud when we wrote about it a few weeks in the past, but it is so gorgeous that we had to consist of it in our favourites from London Style Festival. Made by Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud, the Copper Mirror Series was initially conceived for Vogue Scandinavia at Somerset Residence during London Trend Week. Nonetheless, it has not too long ago been developed in collaboration with Libby Sellers Gallery. It is a layout which delivers a functional mirror even though remaining gorgeous, challenging the line that separates design and style and artwork.
Vido Nori Concrete Tableware
Vido Nori is famed for her beautiful chair patterns, but her most latest collection has taken her in a completely distinct course. Inspired by her love for cooking, this collection is dear to her heart and is created up of a series of serving ware which are all hand produced from concrete. They are as considerably sculptural as they are functional.
Formwork Desk Equipment for Herman Miller
Herman Miller presented a series of desk accessories that are positive to get anyone organised. Created by Sam Hect and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility, the collection of modular stackable add-ons contains cups, trays, boxes, and paper trays, all of which have been based mostly on analysis into individuals objects that typically live on our desks.
Sand & Clay by 1882
Designers Max Lamb, Fort Standard and Philippe Malouin have teamed up with ceramics firm 1882 to every single provide a new variety of bone china for their exhibition Sand & Clay. Each and every assortment presents texture and gentle curves in a assortment meant for the table prime.
Cloche Lamp by Lars Beller Fjetland
Lars Beller’s Cloche Lamp is the epitome of elegance. Exhibited at London Style Festival as artwork of the one hundred % Norway Show at Tent London, the style explores elegance and stability in type inspired by nature. Echoing the form of a Bluebell flower, the lamp is anchored by a slender marble slab enabling the graceful Ashwood stem and brass head to balance cautiously.
The Conductor by Faye Toogood for Established & Sons
As usually, Faye Toogood has gone above and past with her set up ‘The Conductor’ for Established & Sons at the London Design and style Festival. The interactive installation is produced up of fluorescent tube lights which flicker in an alternating sequence. The lights are controlled by ‘toggle switches’ embedded in a coloured resin blocks, which lead into a stunning tangle of electrical cables on the ground.
So Sottsass at Darkroom
Darkroom’s ‘So Sottsass’ was a hands-down winner. The installation, which was inspired by the recent Memphis revival, was loaded with crazy patterns, wild geometry and exaggerated proportions. The collection contains pieces that exude that crazy Sottsass fashion from a amount of different designers, like the cheerful Kora Vases by StudioPepe, mirrors by Hay, and marble objects from Fort Standard.
Final week we also covered our must have pieces from those British designers we really like greatest with our ‘Best of the Brits’ function. See a lot more here.