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:
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.
Tand Shop: Marble effect pots for succulents and terrariums, £16, glass triangular terrarium, £20.
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.
Tanti Stand – I want those mirrors, they retail between £150-395
Melin Tregwynt blankets, I adore these, have had them saved on screenshot for a while, but which colourway to choose?
Strikingly simple but ever so beautiful Brass and black pendant light by Papillon through Bright Potato.
Kitty McCall stand, I love this chair which retails at a pretty reasonable £250.
Brilliant concrete product for a mini terrarium from Concrete Jungles.
Fimbul Canary Wharf brush at 100percentnorway
Nocturne Gill Lamp, £520, Tent London.
Woud Wall light – Great Norwegian design, and their bicycle figurines were pretty fun too!
Mark McClure Studio – beautiful bespoke surface designs.
Glorious cushions by Melhuish & Sprague, £85.
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.
Laura Slater‘s impressionistic textiles at Design Junction.
Deborah Bowness Standards Collection wallpaper, Painted Wall in Moscow.
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.
Coucou Manou colaboration with The Futon Company – Loop Mini Cabinet £699
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.
Lapuan Kankurit, beautiful Finnish textile design.
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.
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.
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.
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!