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Posts tagged as 'London Design Festival'

Thu 23.8.

‘Wild about Ikura’ by Aino Kavantera (FI)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 23.08.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Ikura’ Vases by Aino Kavantera

‘Ikura’ is a collection of sculptural ceramic vases and lamps, created from spherical and molecular-style components that attach to one another. The ‘molecules’ across each vase have a hole for a single stem, allowing the vase to become a striking multi-dimensional floral display when dressed up.

 

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Istanbul Twilight by Siba Sahabi; photo Maayan Ben Gal

 

The candleholders, made of felt, are dedicated to the metropolis that connects Europe and the Middle East. The shapes and colours of the candleholders are inspired by the silhouette of Istanbul and the different shades of light on city facades at dusk and dawn.

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'Ribbon' stool by Nick Rawcliffe for Deadgood

Inspired by the charity awareness ribbons, British designer Nick Rawcliffe of Rawstudio has realised this polypropylene stool collection for the Newcastle-based manufacturer Deadgood. Presented earlier this year at Designjunction during London Design Festival, ‘Ribbon’ is manufactured in Wales (‘hence the sheep’, we’ve been told by Deadgood’s director Elliot Brook) in a rotational moulding process with the endorsement of Breast Cancer Care charity who will receive a donation from sales of the pink version of the stool. (more…)

Where is Nemo? The biomorphic 'Rings' stool by Claire-anne O'Brien, reminiscent of the great star coral

Claire-anne O’Brien, the young Irish-born London-based designer and last year’s RCA graduate (MA Textiles) has expanded her collection of meticulously-detailed knitted furniture, which, for the second consecutive year, was on show at Designersblock during the London Design Festival. This time, O’Brien drew her inspiration from the beauty and structural complexity of aquatic life, with some of the new designs, such as the above-pictured ‘Rings’ or ‘Cnoic’ bearing a striking resemblance to the intricate structure of a coral. (more…)

Revolt | Reform | Result at Rocket Gallery; photo by Architonic

A real gem during this year’s London Design Festival was a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition at the Rocket gallery on Shoreditch High Street, entitled ‘Revolt | Reform | Result’. (more…)

this year's edition of designjunction, as seen by Architonic's editors

A clear highlight of last week’s London Design Festival 2011 was designjunction, the group show that made a confident debut in Milan this April, but which surpassed itself in the British capital. Having started out as a Brits-only exhibition, but now international in terms of its line-up, designjunction took up residence in the white-tiled basement of Bloomsbury’s Victoria House, an ideal space for the strong work on show to dialogue with. Proceedings were helped, naturally, by the presence of a good bar and some fine food. Well done to designjunction’s organisers, Jon Powell and Deborah Spencer. (more…)

Staffan Holm's 'Spin' stool for Swedese, who are exhibiting as part of designjunction during this year's London Design Festival

Having made its inaugural appearance at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, but already a design event not to be missed, designjunction, the group show of leading British design brands, has gone all international for its forthcoming London Design Festival edition and is presenting furniture and lighting from over 35 top-notch manufacturers and labels. (more…)

Volker Haug's 'Rudolph' porcelain pendant light, from his 'Antler' range

Presented during the recent London Design Festival under the auspices of the somewhat tongue-in-cheekly named group exhibition ‘Matilda’, which showcased the work of a number of Australian-based designers in the UK for the first time, Volker Haug’s highly graphic, highly architectural porcelain lighting enthralled visitors. (more…)

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