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THE LION’S SHARE: London Design Festival 2014

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The London Design Festival 2014

 

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 .

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The beautiful new Pleat Bench by Made in Ratio is molded from a single piece of Corian.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

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 London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Clouds – free hand blown glass pendant lights by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The new Bolle lamp designed by Giopato & Coombes was inspired by the lightness of soap bubbles.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Harvest – a series of amply sized baskets made from free-hand blown glass. Design by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014    The London Design Festival 2014

 

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.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Utilizing uniquely simple methods of construction, French accessories brand, Quinoa Paris produces leather based goods with both luxury and the environment in mind.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Made in Ratio’s sculptural Supernova table. Each tripod base is made entirely from recycled aluminum.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

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 London Design Festival 2014

 

Inspired by the lines of sea shells, the Cowrie chair combines the best of old fashioned craftsmanship and digital technology. Designed by Made in Ratio.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Part of the Born in the USSR exhibit at Gallery Elena Shchukina, designer Alexander Kanygin’s ‘Bear Table’ is a tongue in cheek take on Russia’s national animal. Oh the cuteness!

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The limited edition Halo chair by Michael Sodeau is made entirely of Hypetex – a cutting edge colored carbon fibre developed by Formula One engineers.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

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.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Exhibit Light & Bowl by Slovakia based design studio MEJD provides a Bauhaus inspired display for your precious items.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

London based designer Ane Christensen created this stunning perforated bowl out of patinated copper.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014     The London Design Festival 2014

 

Minimalux debuted several new products, including NEON, a aptly minimal light box partially inspired by the work of artist Dan Flavin.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Relax, by Istanbul based designer, Tamer Nakisci, offers a more organic take on standard dishware.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The Illusion Arm chair by Khalid Shafar laces a simple ash wood frame with polyester rope.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The beautifully simple Universe mirror by Pierre Charpin is currently on exhibit at Galerie Kreo, London.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Vase by Christina Schou Christensen – ceramic never looked this marshmallowy soft!  Photo Jeppe Gudmundsen.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

KHIS’ hand assembled wooden tubs are made from Nordic ash, bound together with rubber.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Design by nico’s, Totem Bookshelf – a modular system of asymmetrical, powder coated sheet metal boxes handmade by skilled craftsmen in the UK.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

Shown as part of the 100% Norway exhibit, Design Of A Kind’s Argus lamp provides two types of light – a warm light for everyday tasks and a more focused light for detailed work.

 

The London Design Festival 2014

 

The 400 year old Swedish metalworks brand, Skultuna, collaborated with  London based jeweler, Lara Bohinc, to create a series of intricately cut brass bookends and…

 

The London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

 

candleholders in a variety of finishes. For more from this year’s London Design Festival, swing by and check out our earlier articles here, here and here.

 

 until tomorrow…

 

 

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There are 2 comments on this post
  1. September 25, 2014, 4:36 pm

    The pleated bench, the hardwood server, the illusion chair – all made me giddy! Beautiful pieces of art – thanks for sharing!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  2. D
    September 25, 2014, 6:41 pm

    My pleasure Leslie! I think the Pleat bench was my favorite find.

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