Our Top Picks from the London Design Fair 2017

We recently spent a heavenly week at the London Design Fair at the Old Truman Brewery where we transformed a little corner of space into an explosion of colour, hanging, piling and placing our products for all to see. It was so wonderful to be part of the Tent London floor and we were both blown away with the creativity and talent of all the makers exhibiting there. It was the first time we'd shown our wares at such a big event and we found the experience to be a very positive one with supportive conversations with so many other exhibitors and visitors alike. 

G I D D Y // P R I N T S // W O R K // T O // B E // D O N E 

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As you can see we had a lot of work to do with the space when we arrived!

K 0 6 // G I D D Y // P R I N T S // T H E // F I N I S H E D // A R T I C L E 

All the hard work paid off, we were very pleased with what we created. Seeing all the other stands finished and looking very polished long before we were even close was a little daunting but practise makes perfect and lessons were learnt! We decided to bring along our paint choices and decide how to paint the space when we were physically in it which definitely slowed down the process but provided an element of excitement all the same. 

All the hard work paid off, we were very pleased with what we created. Seeing all the other stands finished and looking very polished long before we were even close was a little daunting but practise makes perfect and lessons were learnt! We decided to bring along our paint choices and decide how to paint the space when we were physically in it which definitely slowed down the process but provided an element of excitement all the same. 

T O P // P I C K S 

K A T E // H O L L O W O O D // L I G H T I N G

We wanted to share some of our top picks from the show, the fist one being Kate Hollowood.  Kate creates bespoke, sculptural lighting from her studio in Leamington Spa. Inspired by the spectacular skylines and architecture of New York and Dubai, the Matrix collection conveys a LoFi, modern, sophisticated aesthetic.  When lit up the lighting casts an arrangement of absorbing and captivating illuminations and shadows on the surrounding environment, creating a relaxing, engaging and almost hypnotic atmosphere, when unlit subtle hints of colour make the pieces sculptural in themselves. Her lampshades are constructed from a metal mesh, covered in a liquidshe developed while studying Textile Design at Birmingham University of Art and Design, with small holes around the piece allowing light to flood out. Kate's work is very captivating and well worth checking out! 

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Matrix Lampshade - Kate Hollowood 

Matrix Lampshade - Kate Hollowood 

O O T W // F U R N I T U R E 

The second brand that caught out attentions was OOTW (Out of the Woodwork, to you and me!) The Design Studio & Workshop was started by Alex Fitter and Louis Eastman. Both trained as traditional cabinetmakers and began their working relationship by setting up a studio and workshop in South Bristol. The team now work with architectural design and interiors. Creating not only furniture but also a wealth of handcrafted pieces from speakers to custom steelwork. The pairs distinctive style and eye for detail, has provided them with an impressive portfolio that includes many of Bristol’s best independent bars and restaurants. 

We just loved their Birch range which they brought along to the London Design Fair. The sideboard comes in four styles, with a choice of four fronts, four handles and four legs. Its simple, stylish and very slick and it's almost impossible to choose which of the customization options to go with!

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E L I S E // L U T T I K // F U R N I T U R E // A C C E S S O R I E S 

OK, some of you may have already heard of the super talented Elise Luttik, a Dutch Designer intrigued by the notion of interactivity, femininity and technology in interiors, as she believes design should be dynamic and changing. To her, dynamics aren’t a mere tool, but rather a view of aesthetics. Elise’s vision is based on the belief that transparency and femininity aren’t only keywords for today’s society, but they can also add new value and meaning to design. 

Her iconic Prismania chair has made several rounds on the internet and social media platforms as Its such a beautiful piece of design but we'd still like to share it with you here. Debuting at the London Design Festival however is her very intriguing Under My Skin Clock offering a dynamic perspective on transparency. i think you'll enjoy this... 

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And with that, we'll sign off from our reflective post about the LDF 2017, what a week it was!