The Tramshed at the former electricity power station for the Shoreditch tram system
Beside the well-curated trade fair 100%Design in London the number of satellite events during London’s Design Festival is increasing every year. Especially Shoreditch, one of London’s old worker’s districts with its disused industrial buildings is a hub for exhibitions beyond the usual fair atmosphere. A brand new venue is The Tramshed at the former electricity power station for the Shoreditch tram system.
'Prothesis' coat hanger by Form Us With Love
The Swedish company RVW Furniture was founded by the two designers Jonas Nordgren and Johannes Herbertsson in 2009. Based in Malmö in the south of Sweden they work closely with suppliers in the Öresund region and Småland to produce their furniture.
'Haijk' flowerpot by Johannes Herbertsson and Martin Berg
Like many designers Nordgren and Herbertsson grew tired of the fast paced design business and decided to take matters into their own hands.
“Things are finding their own pace now and we are working in close contact with our suppliers. Producing something that’s more than a throwaway takes time. There are so many logos and slogans about sustainability or local production, but to communicate expression or comfort is more delicate: if someone has to tell you how to enjoy a furniture or artwork, then it is not a good piece of art,” says Jonas Nordgren.
'Mollis' easy chair by Artur Moustafa and Jonas Nordgren
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