Out In The Field: London Design Festival
In the world of 90º angles and graceful curves the jagged edges of the Rock side table by Ginger and Jagger will make a space feel dynamic and interesting.
Brilliant first collection by new English company Flux Stoke-on-Trent featuring an eclectic mix of designs on fine bone china working with the colour blue.
The unorthodox treatment of these conventional table lamps by Squint will add richness both in colour and texture to an interior along with a sense of quirk.
Other noteworthy mentions
I saw so many incredible products across all of the LDF events that it was difficult to create a short list. So as long as this list is, it is the short version!
Most, but not all, companies had uploaded their new products online at the time of compiling this post. As frustrating as it might be it is still worth checking out what these companies do.
1. Phalanx side table by John Galvin Design. Incredible craftsmanship using traditional techniques with clever design features.
2. Brodgue side table by Gray and Turner. One of many gorgeous designs. The proportions, mix of materials and detailing is refreshing.
3. McKenzie-Veal Minute side table. An elegant and seamless mix of metal and wood.
4. Bow trestle by Benjamin Huberts for De la Spada. Rarely are trestles as uncomplicated and visually attractive.
5. Norton Double Wingchair. One of many designs in a collection by James Harrsion Design that uses traditional forms as inspiration.
6. New Vintage Collective’s Bow coat hanger. Simple and easy to move wardrobe solution that requires no allen key!
7. Wandering Lines frame by Strek Collective. A simple trestle design that can be flat packed and easily carried.
8. Alp Design’s 102 Stool. There were lots of stools at LDF but these stood out from the crowd.
9. Storage can be dull but not Invisible City’s colourful Incunabular collection.
10. The illustration doesn’t communicate the beautiful detailing on these leather stools. Layers of coloured leather held together with a zigzag stitch detail. (SHOWN ON OPENING PAGE)
1. Wool ball hooks by Roben make storage accessible along with being a great fun way to add colour.
2. 3D wallpaper Module 6 Patchwork. Great way to add shape and colour also good as a sound proofing solution.
3. Derek Wilson’s ceramic storage. Selection of minimalist ceramic objects to be used on mass or singularly.
4. Vincent Van Duysen storage containers. Simple, stackable ceramic containers in earthy tones.
5. Greenroom’s Layer Folder is one of many gorgeous leather items.
6. Another Country’s Another Pottery. Unpretentious and functionally forms for everyday use.
7. Myung Nam An Eye Series. On mass the unique collection will add both colour and interest to an interior. Truly beautiful.
8. Hallgeir Homstvedt’s Tangent Vases. Arrange the cute vases into your desired compositions then their magnetic bases lock them onto the tray.
9. Royal Family glass objects by Vibeke Skar add a sense of humour. The King and Queen are vases whilst the princess is a storage vessel.
10. Jeff Lambert’s Places desk range depicts a skyline. Made from clay, each communications a different location from around England.
11. Black glass Objects 2822 Decanters. The rubber stopper doubles as a droper.
12. Selection of large overscaled objects odd shapes.
13. Each piece of the Cruche Secante collection could be a sculpture. Their incredible unique and a breath of fresh air in the world of vases and objects.
14. Inspired by natural, the Tree vases by Jane Holmberg, designed to be seen on mass which take on different characters from different angles.
1. The Monika pendant light by Naomi Paul shows an old school technique in a modern organic form.
2. Nonla pendant lights by Isomi. Simple modern conical shaped pendant lights.
3. Kimu Line collection of pendant lights. Cross between a Eastern Chinese light shade and a Western form.
4. Do It Yourself by Kukka. A beautiful example of when form and function work together on a basic level.
5. Sevromuto wall lights. Brilliant example of taking a conservative design and shaking it up by applying different fabrics. Love them.
6. Flocked lighting. Not a new treatment but interesting when applied to a light bulb!
7. Semi-Opaque table lamp. Free-blown opaque glass table lamp that gives off a delicate glow. Brilliant collection overall.
8. Spotty wood lamp by Obe and Co can be used in three different positions and available in four wood finishes.
9. Vitamin Living’s Knot lamp. Simple design that displays the hanging method and shade support.
10. Light Jars by Kristine Five Melvaer dual functional light that double as a display.
11. Hang the Sock lights in a cluster of spread out over a table, light is subtly diffuse through the knitted texture.
12. Simon Moore’s Balustrade lamp collection for Vessel Gallery. On or off the scale, colour and shape of these lamps are impressive.
13. Fuyiya floor lamp by Dare Studio. A unique take on the simple base and shade design.
14. In the world of industrial wall lights Lampe Gras you can’t go past Lampe Gras. Nº216 is my personal favourite.
15. Touching on the organic and relaxed is the knitted Ray light by Llot Llov which can lie on the floor or be hung.
16. The Seletti Bouche light is one example of the colour glass and filament buld trend.
17. Kiss table cum pendant light floods the room with a gold light and diamond reflections when on.
18. Make a focal point in a room with the soft glow on mass of all the different shaped Brokis Shadow pendant light.
19. Really cute LED Smooncage lamp that can a pendant or table. Perfect for a childs room.
1. Gorgeous Wool felt rug by Tikau. A folksy design that will add pattern and texture to an interior. One of many beautiful items.
2. Katie Mawson felted cushions. Again, simple wool designs in retro colours.
3. Kristjanas Williams unique collection of textiles, wallpapers and objects with vivid and intense detail and colour.
4. Bird In The Hand Ferns cushions is a fresh and beautiful collection printed on Belgium Linen.
5. Handwoven Multicolour cushions by Zuzunaga. Wool collection with subtle line detail. Colours leaning towards the lighter end of the colour spectrum.
6. Beautiful collection of wool throws and cushions by Roros Tweed from Norway.
7. Canevas rug by Gan. Interesting take on the needle work trend. Trend to watch.
8. Alpaca throw by Amate. Beautiful collection of knitted items.
9. Gorgeous selection of raw, textural and natural rugs with interesting detailing in a muted colour palette,