It's time to take you further along my retrospective design walk through the London Design Festival 2012 - today let me take you to the shows Tent/Superbrands. You will see, it was a colourful feast with a high happiness factor. No wonder this was my favorite shows of all during the BlogTour London. Let me show you some of my favorites.
Zoe Murphy's stand draw my immediate attention with its vibrant colours and one centerpiece - a beautifully designed chest of drawers. Moreover, her new collection is entirely environmentally friendly by using reclaimed materials. Tamasine Osher, one aisle further, surprised me with witty wooden fixtures for the wall where you can even hang up your bike - a great idea for small, urban apartments. And an absolute highlight was the visit to the Mini Moderns booth - I had the best time ever chatting with Keith and Mark and admiring their new designs as well as their brand new paint collection made of reprocessed waste paint to please the eye and environment. Bliss!
Another discovery was The Cold Press, a UK based studio, gallery and store that featured incredibly arty pieces to upgrade any interior. Trendy oil paintings and airy wire art hangings were a visual treat. Right around the corner I encountered the next colour explosion, at the vibrant booth of Tamasyn Gambell with some of the happiest cushions ever.
When it comes to lighting, my absolute favorite at Tent was Roussel Furniture & Lighting Design. Their lamps feature colourful accents to enhance interiors in a surprising manner. Another novelty was the Spanish textile brand Zuzunaga with a bombastic mix of patterns and colours on blankets, throws and cushions.
At the stand of Andy Murray Designs I not only had a very pleasant chat with the designer himself, I also got one of his quirky fruit bowls hand made of aluminium. The brand Low Info was yet another spectacular find - I fell in love with their concrete sink set in a bright yellow metal framing and a shiny yellow faucet. How cool would that be in a bathroom? Coucou Manou was the booth of choice for happy wooden candlesticks and Room39 knew how to play the neon card. Double like!
Last but not least I loved the funky furniture design by Anthony Hartley. His playful Cable Collection features tables and chairs in many colours that can be easily assembles and reassembled for a maximum of flexibility and a minimum of required space. Modern and creative! That's it for today, folks! Any highlights for you?
Photography by Igor Josifovic