Visitors to the May Design Series, with exhibition design by Ab Rogers, were presented with a visually distinctive, highly navigable interior landscape
There’s strength in numbers. A new date in the international design-expo calendar – The May Design Series – has successfully brought together and revitalised two pre-existing specialist fairs, creating an impressive showcase for high-end bathroom, kitchen, lighting and furniture design. Architonic reports from its first edition. (by Alyn Griffiths)
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Photo tour of May Design Week 2013
London’s first May Design Series featuring four of the city’s districts, 200 exhibitors, speakers in the Conversation Series, the kbb Innovation Awards, and more, took place from May 19 to 21, 2013. Join us on our photographic journey through the exhibition halls of the main events; The Arc Show, KBB LDN, DX Freight and INTERIORS LDN. In the following three Facebook albums we have published no less than 377 images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this first edition of the May Design Series. Enjoy!
> to Architonic’s tour of May Design Series 2013, Part 1
Including: astro, vanlux, ecosense, erco, iGuzzini, inflate, KKDC Limited, LED Light Sheet, Lucifero’s, DX Freight, DX Freight/ Architonic, Armourcoat, Artwood, Getama, Hitch Mylius, Ilias Ernst, Ligne Roset, Mosaico Digitale, PP Møbler, Rock Galpin, OZZ Grace & Webb Limited.
> to Architonic’s tour of May Design Series 2013, Part 2
Including: Badgers of Bohemia, Cass, Deadgood, Evoni Design, Artline, invisible city, James UK, Jay Watson Design, Jay Watson Design, KBB Magazine, Nobody & Co., out of the dark, out of the dark, Patinas, Reeve, Rolf Benz, Sharon Marston, Thonet.
> to Architonic’s tour of May Design Series 2013, Part 3
Including: Timorous Beasties, Tisca Tiara, Venini, Vive, Vondom, Adamsez, abode, Aran Cucine, Arredo3, Custom made kitchens, Dallmer, Doca, Fisher & Paykal, Leicht, Poggenpohl, trend, Vasco, Vitra, Hansgrohe.
Clerkenwell Design Week
The fourth annual Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will welcome more than 200 designers and manufacturers from Britain and across the globe in London’s leading creative district of Clerkenwell.
Suitcase Desk by TILT for Club Workspace, photo: Jill Tate
UK-based architecture and design practice TILT has designed two new coworking spaces in London for Club Workspace, a fast-growing network of creative coworking clubs for entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals.
Detail view of the ‘Hyde’ stool by Assemblyroom
London-based design duo Assemblyroom have recently unveiled their latest product, this minuscule, vibrantly-coloured stool called ‘Hyde’. Launched at designjuction during the London Design Festival, the fully-upholstered stackable design is produced by specialist automotive manufacturers known for their high standards and top-quality work for the British luxury car manufacturers such as Jaguar or Bentley. (more…)
Super Brands London at the London Design Festival 2012, as captured by Architonic
Our special LDF 2012 partner, Super Brands London, put the super into, well, Super Brands, at their off-Brick Lane venue last week. In addition to hosting the inaugural exhibition of Architonic’s new partner company Materials Council (with attendant gin-soaked launch party, of course), Super Brands London was also home to a high-calibre selection of international design labels. Weren’t there? Fear not. Here’s the whole shebang in pictures…
view Architonic’s photo tour of Super Brands London, London Design Festival 2012
Before Vignelli there was Matter: Herbert Matter’s old logotype for Knoll in the window of their West End showroom during the London Design Festival 2012
While the London Design Festival’s big-top design destinations, such as Super Brands London, Tent, designjunction and 100% Design pulled large crowds, a number of design brands used their city showrooms as spaces for serving up fascinating slices of design-historical culture. Here’s some of what was on the menu. (by Simon Keane-Cowell …yes, he’s back!)
read the ‘Internal Culture: design history revisited at London design showrooms during LDF 2012′ article in full on Architonic
view Architonic’s photo tour of 100% Design, London Design Festival 2012
100 % Design 2012, as seen by Architonic
Everyone loves a comeback. And they seldom come any bigger in design terms than 100% Design, which, this year, under new management made a very clear statement of intent – to put the creativity and excitement back into this London Design Festival regular through a more considered, almost curated kind of approach to mounting a design trade show. More, please.
Architonic’s photo tour of 100% Design, London Design Festival 2012