Posts tagged as 'UK'
TENT London at the London Design Festival 2012, as captured by Architonic
Tent London opened its design big-top once again at this year’s The London Design Festival, allowing more than 200 exhibitors from over 26 countries the opportunity to present a glittering array of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories to an audience of over 20,000 visitors.
Weren’t one of the 20,000? Fear not. You’re ever-faithful design scout Architonic was on the ground…
view Architonic’s photo tour of TENT London, London Design Festival 2012
‘Roebuck’ chair by Ernest Race reissued by Race Furniture
Originally designed by Ernest Race in 1951, ‘Roebuck’ chair was first created as an inexpensive alternative to the iconic, steel rod ‘Antelope’ chair designed by Race in the same year for the first edition of Festival of Britain. Now, the design, which was in production since its launch till 1968, has been reissued by the UK-based Race Furniture and it was recently presented at London’s Design Junction. (more…)
‘Scallop’ side table by Samuel Wilkinson for Versus
Last year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this reduced, minimalist side table for Danish furniture manufacturer Versus. Featuring a barely visible, yet functional indentation designed to ‘help frame and organise objects like a magazines, books, keys or a phone’, the visually light ‘Scallop’ is available in two heights. (more…)
‘Akita’ desk accessory collection by Tatsuya Akita for Plant & Moss
A young Japanese designer and recent Northumbria University graduate Tatsuya Akita has recently realised this collection of desktop accessories for the British design brand Plant & Moss. Stemming from Akita’s ongoing ‘Scars of Production’ project which explores the manufacturing process and how it ‘leaves the ‘scars’ [on products] as identities rather than obliterating any indication as to how they were made,’ the ‘Akita’ collection comprises three bold pieces: a desk lamp, tape dispenser and a pen stand. (more…)
Stealth Barn by Carl Turner Architects; photo by Tim Crocker and Jeremy Phillips
Set among a vast, scenic greenery of the Cambridgeshire fens, this monolith, uniformly black structure has been completed earlier last year by a London-based practice Carl Turner Architects. Developed as a guest house, studio or meeting place, the semi open-plan, sterling board-clad interior of Stealth Barn offers three separate sleeping, living and dining areas as well as a kitchen and a bathroom. Built within a budget of £30K, the development has recently been shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Small Projects 2012. (more…)
'Reclining chair' by Robin Day reissued by twentytwentyone
Designed year after the breakthrough, 1951 Armchair for the Royal Festival Hall commissioned
on the occasion of the Festival of Britain, this modernist ‘Reclining chair’ by the acclaimed, late British designer Robin Day has been reissued by a London-based brand specialising in classic 20th and 21st century furniture, twentytwentyone. With its effortless, pared-down appearance and distinct, steel-rod legs, ‘Reclining chair’ is, along with the now-ubiquitous 1963 stacking ‘Polypropylene chair‘, one of Day’s most iconic designs.
The detail of the 'Nomad' interactive chandelier by Beau McClellan
Reminiscent of a luminous tropical fish suspended mid-air, this highly-sculptural and undoubtedly striking interactive LED light installation has been developed by the British lighting brand, Beau McClellan. Composed of no less than 200 individually controlled, glossy mirror-coated glass components, the dramatic 5-meters-long ‘Nomad’ chandelier was originally presented at the last year’s edition Designjunction – London Design Festival and this months, it will be on show during the London Art Fair (18-22 January). (more…)
The disassembled 'Mantis' by Samuel Wilkinson for Case
This year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this modular desk for London furniture manufacturer Case. Intended for both office and domestic use, the customisable design features a number of optional, removable accessories such as a drawer for a laptop or papers, a file holder and a back panel which can be used as a note board or privacy screen.
Scroll down to watch the ‘animation of use’ of the desk, demonstrated by the designer himself. (more…)