I’m sure all of you who are into design managed to visit at least one event organised within The London Design Festival.
As I was very busy at work, I could only do one thing and my choice was Tent London situated in The Old Truman Brewery in East London.
I’m glad I did. It was very hot there (no air-con uff), but it didn’t stop me to hunt for new up-an-coming designers.
There were so many exciting designs but I thought I’ll share with you my top 8. I’ll write about others in the next month or so.
I love eye-catching textiles, so I was drawn to the following:
- Emily Humphrey (great design debut; character polka print was my favourite, but I love how she mixes tradition with contemporary trends)
- Lorna Syson (for the birds)
- Witch&Watchman (for Amazonia wallpaper and the bespoke lamp)
- Flock (for promoting young textile designers and colour)
- Curio&Curio (for fantastic colour combinations)
- Mr Wingate (for unique style and personality)
- Zoe Murphy (for recycled and colourful furniture)
- Haidee Drew (for Ara mirrors)
Whilst exploring the collections, I came across two special projects that are worth mentioning here.
Designing Polska (Design in Poland) was carefully prepared to showcase a mix of Polish graphic designers and illustrators. The exhibition was organised by Culture.pl and curated by Olka Osadzinska. In my opinion, it was a great overview of Poland’s finest young talent mixing tradition and modernity.
Tokyo Imagine amazed the audience with its creativity and technology. We are talking here interactive design and art, and even augmented and virtual reality.
Let me know what were your favourite bits at Tent London and The London Design Week.