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LDF 2013 – DESIGN JUNCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Design Junction was the venue for the launch of our first range of furniture during the London Design Festival. It was an exhausting but ultimately successful week and it was great to be part of such a well-organised and beautifully curated show.

Design Junction 2013 – Image courtesy of Briggs & Cole

Despite our busy schedule we managed to find some time to get around the rest of the show where we saw some great work from fellow designers and manufacturers. In this post we want to share some of things we came across that were interesting and inspiring as well as highlighting some companies who are going the extra mile to design and manufacture things in the right way.

Gavin Coyle designs and manufactures everything from his studio in London. His company have a fantastic range of beautifully made products and we couldn’t leave the show without taking one of the brilliant Companion Racks home with us.

Above – Gavin Coyle’s Companion Rack

We were very fortunate to be exhibiting opposite Briggs and Cole, a Glasgow based art and design outfit. They exhibited a range of stunning textiles as well as the Templetonian Table with a hand etched mirror top.

Above – Templetonian Table from Briggs and Cole

Above – Templetonian Table from Briggs and Cole (detail)

Woodstar are designer / makers based in Brighton. During Design Junction they exhibited a set of beautifully hand crafted pendants and wall lights.

Above – Veneer lighting from Woodstar

Also opposite us at Design Junction were Noble & Wood with a fantastic range of contemporary crafted furniture pieces. The Domino Stool and Saddle Magazine Rack were particular favourites of ours.

Above – Furniture range from Noble and Wood

We also exhibited alongside Olio Objects, founded by Georgina Lewis. Her focus is to design simple, elegant designs which are manufactured locally and sold at affordable prices accessible to all.

Duo Candelabra from Olio Objects

Victoria Delany had a selection of beautifully hand made and finished items, including the Silver Plates below.

Silver Plates by Victoria Delany

Eleanor Pritchard designs and makes a range of striking blankets and upholstery fabrics all of which are woven in either Wales or on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.

Above – Fabrics from Eleanor Pritchard

&Tradition exhibited a great collection featuring a range of designers. The Shuffle table by Mia Hamborg and Fly Sofa SC2 by Space Copenhagen were our favourite pieces.

Above – Shuffle table by Mia Hamborg

Our stand featured the launch of The SIngle Fold Lampshade and The Butler bar stool, which are both made in London using sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.

Above – The Single Fold Lampshade

Above – The Butler

In the next post we will be looking at our favourite items from 100% design.

 

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