London’s annual Design Festival wrapped up earlier this week and after some serious editing, D has gathered the lion’s share of the cool, beautiful and, at times, quirky finds for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy! Above – Nika Zupanc’s new Trophy Table Lamp for Sé.
In celebration of this year’s London design festivities, Moteni&C and Port Magazine invited four British designers to create bespoke fabrics for Gio Ponti’s newly re-issued D.270.2 Armchair. Shown here – the D.270.2 upholstered in Custhom fabric.
The American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture paired famous designers and architects with emerging talents to create a special installation at the V&A. Shown above – architecture student Win Assakul’s solution to architect Amanda Levete’s wish for a long, shallow and reversible fruit/cheese bowl. Photos – Petr Krecji via AHEC.
Utilizing uniquely simple methods of construction, French accessories brand, Quinoa Paris produces leather based goods with both luxury and the environment in mind.
Harrods joined in the festivities with their launch of Zaha Hadid’s homeware collection. Shown here is her Aqua Platter ($16,325, £9,999) which was inspired by her design for London’s 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre.
The Random pendant light by Studio.if is designed to create a new experience upon each interaction. Pulling the first string turns on each glass globe, one by one, in random order. Similarly, pulling the second string randomly dims each globe until all lights are off.
London based designer Ane Christensen created this stunning perforated bowl out of patinated copper.
Vase by Christina Schou Christensen – ceramic never looked this marshmallowy soft! Photo Jeppe Gudmundsen.
KHIS’ hand assembled wooden tubs are made from Nordic ash, bound together with rubber.
Design by nico’s, Totem Bookshelf – a modular system of asymmetrical, powder coated sheet metal boxes handmade by skilled craftsmen in the UK.