Posts tagged as '100%Design London'
'Clyde' side table by PINCH, photo by James Merrell
The British label PINCH is a family run business founded by the product designer Russell Pinch and his wife Oona Bannon. From their studio/showroom in London they develop their beautiful down-to-earth designs, all made by hand and to order in collaboration with local workshops. At this year’s 100%Design the couple will showcase their newest creations. Get a short preview here:
'Line' floor light by Chikako Ibaraki
At this year’s 100%Futures in London the Japanese designer Chikako Ibaraki presented this minimalist floor lamp. The lamp is reduced to what is staticly absolutely necessary – a metal base which keeps the slim line diffuser in balance.
“I saw a line of light shine in, through a small window. It was simple, clear and sharp. The room’s stillness was created by the light. I wanted to capture the line of the light” the designer explains.
'Line' floor light by Chicako Ibaraki
The light source is an LED lamp.
to the Chicako Ibaraki website
'Lumiwood' detail by Rita Baek
At this year’s 100%Futures the young corean designer Rita Baek who made her Master in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metal work and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art presented her latest creations – a collection of crafted table and floor lamps made from veneer laminated on canvas.
'Lumiwood' table lamp by Tita Baek
'Lumiwood' by Rita Baek
to the Rita Baek website
'Hush ' Chair by naughtone
100%Design London has never been a trade fair in the classical sense. Rather than being a business marketplace for dealers, the concise exhibition of interiors has positioned itself as a rich source of inspiration for architects and interior designers. Besides the harsh situation on the market, this is another possible reason for the absence of some well-known British manufacturers, for which powerful brand presentation is more important. Despite all this, 100%Design stuck to its holistic approach and once again presented a convincing preselection of premium manufacturers.
'Spin' lamp in addition to the 'Spin' tables by Tomoko Azumi for Mark
Established & Sons who had also decided to not attend at Earls Court, presented themselves at their new premises instead. Their showroom and studio look absolutely unimpressive from the outside, but turn out to be really imposing once you have entered the building.
The new Established & Sons showroom
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Three dimensional textiles by Angharad McLaren
At this year’s 100%Futures the Britsh textile designer Angharad McLaren presented her recent works, a collection of artfully woven textiles suitable for blinds, screens or wall panels.
A passion for the sea and water-sports such as sailing and windsurfing visually inspire the colours, patterns and textures in Angharad’s designs. Her personal experience of sports and performance textiles has also led to an interest and exploration of hi-tech yarns and finishes such as neoprene and reflective yarns as well as organic, recycled and eco-friendly fibres. In an experimental design process she combines these with new weave structures and updates traditional patterns, sometimes combining industrial production with hand- finishing techniques to create unique innovative effects.
Visually inspired by sea and water-sports such as sailing and windsurfing
“As the yarns and materials I use are quite unusual, I sometimes have to experiment with a lot of different weave structures and techniques until I get the right effect. Weaving intrigues me as there are so many possibilities within a logical framework of structures and limitations- I like to push these boundaries and develop new techniques to get the effect I’m looking for, such as using a traditional technique with very modern yarns or combining hand craft techniques with industrial production.”
Textiles by Angharad McLaren
Angharad McLaren is currently working on a commission which also looks to traditional textiles for research: to design and produce blinds for the Shetland Museums’ Hay’s Dock Cafe & Restaurant.
to the Angharad McLaren website
2010 Calender by Philip Luscombe
Also at the Northumbria University’s exhibition the graduate Philipe Luscombe presented this delicate relief calender, which is entirely embossed using brass die parts and a hand press.
2010 Calender by Philip Luscombe
The design of the die allows the days and months to be shuffled to any eventuality, so the brass parts can be used to press any day of any month until the end of time. The calendar includes all British bank holidays and marks special occasions with pictographic squares.
‘Spun Stool’ by Edward Robinson
The young British designer Edward Robison is presenting this aluminium stool within the Northumbria University’s exhibition at this year’s 100%Futures at Earls Court. The well proportioned rotated hollow, which consists of two pieces, is the result of a collaboration between the 23 year old designer and a craftsman with 40 years experience. (more…)
The whole collection of Dare Studio
At this year’s 100%Design in London a new promising manufacturer will launch his first collection: Dare Studio. The company was founded by Sean Dare, who worked as designer for more than ten years producing many commercially successful designs for leading retailers and manufacturers. The pieces he designed for Dare Studio are made in relatively small quantities and show a high standard of craftmanship.
Solid wood chair by Dare Studio
The Katakana Range comprises of a writing / laptop desk, an occasional chair and a low lounge chair. All made in solid walnut with leather detailing. The Writing / laptop desk features a central storage / cable management area to hide away all of those unsightly power packs and cables.
'Katakana' desk by Dare Studio
All the pieces are locally produced.
Fujiya Floor and Desk lamps by Dare Studio
to the Dare Studio website
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