LDF 2014 – Our picks

This week we are reflecting on London Design Festival 2014 with our top picks, helping to inspire our current projects with bold & stylish products for our clients. We explored the Shoreditch design triangle, Design Junction (our personal favourite), 100% Design and the Queen’s Park design district for lighting, furniture, sanitary ware and kitchens, finishes, eco and outdoor.

Here’s a visual round up of our must-haves! We hope they too inspire your interiors.

 

 

 

We stopped off at SCP in Shoreditch to see their next collection including this delightful rug from Donna Wilson and their Oscar three seat sofa in on-trend azure.

 

 

Launching “Nouveau Rebel”, Lee Broom has transformed his Shoreditch shop into a gallery with elegant marble and glass pieces from pendant lights to beautiful cocktail glasses. They are weighty, yet elegant and there is a real serenity to the products.  We were taken by the shadows created by these glasses (above)

 

 

Stool by H – a new brand at Design Junction this year from Mexican designers. We love their loom weave style elastic seats on solid oak and walnut. Take a look at their website here including a stunning leather collection.

 

 

 

 

The product that stopped us in our tracks the most were these stools, drums and tables by AMMA studio – an artist and interior designer duo from NYC. Made up of salts, minerals, cement and plaster these are objects of raw beauty.

 

 

Lights by illuminati seen at 100% Design with an almost sci-fi appearance – these would adorn any space gracefully – we have these in mind for as a statement for Georgian residential hall, giving a soft, warm glow.

 

 

 

Quite rarely do we see avant-garde design in bathroom hardware that is a bold step away from traditional or very contemporary ‘sleek’ design but this collection from Watermark is stylish, distinctive and fun. Bravo! We can see these working with a minimalist background of crisp white sanitary ware, or in a dark, sophisticated ‘gentleman’s’ bathroom.

 

Seen at 100% Design, this sink by concrete specialists LowInfo called ‘Terra’ is an example where form isn’t lost on function – a cool design and small enough for a tiny washroom. Their concrete is available in 11 colours and with either a wall or surface mounted tap.

Last but not least we took to the Queen’s Park design district which debuted this year. An outstanding new hub for many design disciplines including fashion, food, fine art, interiors, architecture and product design. We will certainly be visiting again next year. We were able to catch a glimpse of the remarkable work by artist Balint Bolygo who has left us feeling blown away and inspired by his engineering and ideas. Anything really is possible.

 

Balint Bolygo has imagined up and build a tool which traces anatomical surfaces and translates the information onto paper via a drawing mechanism, recalling early scientific instrumentation.

 

We wholeheartedly look forward to next year’s Design Festival. To everyone involved – thank you!