Hopefully you caught our ‘live and direct’ tweets during LDF, but in case you didn’t here’s our blog review (part one) of the lovely new things that we spied during the London Design Festival…
Design Junction, in an old sorting office on New Oxford Street, was one of Livingetc’s highlights with lots of great British designers and manufacturers launching new homeware – many exhibiting what The New York Times described as a ‘positively druidic devotion to hardwoods.’
Here’s what we spied there:
The Iona Grand mirror was the star product on Pinch Design’s stand.
Benjamin Hubert’s ethereal textile Tenda lights, constructed from a combination of fibreglass rods from the kite manufacturing industry, underwear mesh and Lycra.
Designer Samuel Chan launched his Finnieston range of lighting and furniture – and the accordion-necked lamps caught our eye.
Gubi launched new brass Bestlite lamps plus reissues of mirrors by Jacques Adnet and the very popular Quistgaard Safari chair (above, right).
Loved the colourful over-sized stitch detail on Spanish company Gandia Blasco’s Canevas collection of rugs and seating.
We caught up with Orla Kiely who talked us through her new furniture (see future posts) and we rounded off Design Junction with a drink at the Klaus Haapaneimi designed FOLD pop-up bar, where the Finnish designers new fairytale rugs were displayed beneath perspex topped coffee tables.
More to come this week…