Design Junction & Tent London 2015

September 25, 2015

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Had so much fun at Design Junction and Tent London. I started the day at Tent London arriving in Shoreditch at 10am bright eyed and bushy tailed, very far from how I felt 6 hours later with 5 canvas bags with a million pieces of paper and a particularly cumbersome piece of concrete! But wow, what an experience. I genuinely feel a bit spoilt for choice, there was so much great eye catching design at an accessible price point. I come away with a couple of pieces, but my wish list for our next house is now immense – some serious thought on the design brief is now required! As we are going away for the weekend today I am horribly time poor (will probably forget all essential baby supplies at this point) but I wanted to update at least some of the thrills from today’s visits to the shows.
I give you today’s Design Festival through the Aperture:

 

Dulux Colour Futures 2015

 

I absolutely loved the Dulux Colour Futures 2015 installation at Tent London, I’m not too sold on their new Colour of The year Cherished Gold but I love this geometric brilliance.

 

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Tand Shop: Marble effect pots for succulents and terrariums, £16, glass triangular terrarium, £20.

 

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Kangan Arora Textiles – I could not be anymore in love with this rug she has designed for Floor Story, which retails at just over £500, 20% off on website til mid October.

 

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Tanti Stand – I want those mirrors, they retail between £150-395

 

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Melin Tregwynt blankets, I adore these, have had them saved on screenshot for a while, but which colourway to choose?

 

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Strikingly simple but ever so beautiful Brass and black pendant light by Papillon through Bright Potato.

 

Kitty McCall Tent London

 

Kitty McCall stand, I love this chair which retails at a pretty reasonable £250.

 

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Brilliant concrete product for a mini terrarium from Concrete Jungles.

 

Fimbul Canary Wharf brush at 100percentnorway

 

Fimbul Canary Wharf brush at 100percentnorway

 

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Nocturne Gill Lamp, £520, Tent London.

 

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Woud Wall light – Great Norwegian design, and their bicycle figurines were pretty fun too!

 

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Mark McClure Studio (2)

 

Mark McClure Studio – beautiful bespoke surface designs.

 

Melhuish & Sprague Cushions

 

Glorious cushions by Melhuish & Sprague, £85.

 

 

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Lindholt Petite Machine Pink wall or desk light, around £450. Loved these but it was hard to get a picture, they looked as effective as wall lights.

 

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Laura Slater‘s impressionistic textiles at Design Junction.

 

Deborah Bowness Standards collection wallpaper

 

Deborah Bowness Standards Collection wallpaper, Painted Wall in Moscow.

 

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Another Studio Monumini, stunning mini monuments to be assembled at home, my husband would love to do these with Ted when he’s older, this ones The Pompidou Centre, £15 each.

 

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Coucou Manou colaboration with The Futon Company – Loop Mini Cabinet £699

 

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Beautiful ceramics at Design Junction, as designs are often launched at these shows they are frequently not available to buy yet, I have very scant details on this, but can tell you that its by I Liang Liu and you can view more details i liang liu.

 

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Lapuan Kankurit, beautiful Finnish textile design.

 

Handmade alliance for another World

 

Handmade Alliance for Another Country, available another country, not only are these cushions lovely, they are also made by a social enterprise who work with prisoners to create these beautiful designs.

 

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The most ingenious design by Two or Three Things studio, the designer wanted to make a table that looked like a cup of coffee, the wood was so beautiful, its lustre meant that you would easily mistake it for a stone based material, I thought it was a variation on marble until the designer explained. Show stopper for me, just look at that surface detail.

 

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What is it about the words festival and Collaboration, that in the hands of Mini Moderns are always a winner. Love this Design Festival table.

 

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TFL Cafe Design Junction, TFL textiles by Swoon Editions.

 

N.B I didn’t take any pictures of the Tom Pigeon stall but he gets a special mention, firstly because I have been loving the earrings that I bought by him six months ago at Smug but also because I had no idea that he made things other than jewellery, his posters and notepads were highly covetable.

I have had a ball, next year I hope to pace myself better, stop for food and possibly take in 100% Design too!

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