confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for Dezeen, Design Milk, Telegraph and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "London Design Festival"
interview :: leonhard pfeifer

interview :: leonhard pfeifer

I met Leonhard Pfeifer at the London Design Festival earlier this year and despite being at a party where gin was being served in teacups (the Mini Moderns Remix launch if you’re interested), we were quickly immersed in a deep conversation about the importance of following your passion and doing what you love. In 2003,...
interview :: sebastian wrong

interview :: sebastian wrong

I met Sebastian Wrong at twentytwentyone at 2012′s London Design Festival when I interviewed Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec about their collaboration with him. Fast forward just one year and at 2013′s London Design Festival he was launching a collaboration with Danish Design Duo Hay. I saw so much design during LDF my head nearly exploded,...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

2013 has been a year of incredible highs and some fairly massive personal lows. It was a year in which my career choice has enabled me to be there for my family, for which I’m really grateful. And it’s also the second year I’ve been able to make a living doing what I love. But...
interview :: christopher berry

interview :: christopher berry

I had the pleasure of meeting new designer Christopher Berry during London Design Festival and chatted to him about his work, his inspirations and, of course, his favourite colour! Here’s what he had to say… What is the most important thing to know about you? I am a keen snowboarder. When I’m working, my head...
interview :: bjorn andersson

interview :: bjorn andersson

I featured the design and making process of Bjorn Andersson‘s Cutting Corners lighting range on the blog ahead of its launch at Tent London in September, so it was really nice to finally meet the man himself. Here’s what he told me… “The most important thing to know about me is that I wouldn’t advise...
out and about :: designersblock

out and about :: designersblock

Okay, okay, so I know London Design Festival finished almost a month ago, so this is the last one I promise! (No such promises re interviews with the designers that took part though I’m afraid – those are going to keep coming for some time yet!) But I couldn’t conclude my coverage of LDF13 without...
feature :: walking barefoot on cork

feature :: walking barefoot on cork

One of the installations at the V&A for the London Design Festival was a cork floor. It was installed on a bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries and designed by FAT Architecture in collaboration with cork producer Amorim. The geometric pattern was inspired by the molecular structure of cork itself and designed to look...
interview :: piers saxby candy

interview :: piers saxby candy

I spotted Piers Saxby Candy‘s jelly mould lights at Tent last year and was instantly smitten. He was back this year and I decided it was time to find out a bit more about the man behind the mould… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a perfectionist. When you were five...
out and about :: brompton design district

out and about :: brompton design district

I love the Brompton Design District – it reminds me of the days when I would wander around the London Design Festival a little more aimlessly, following those red LDF signs with a sense of spontaneity, discovering things by accident. These days there is more planning and more time pressure involved in my LDF, but...
out and about :: young creative poland

out and about :: young creative poland

Discovering and championing new designers is a big part of what confessions of a design geek is all about, so when I heard about Young Creative Poland, I knew I had to make time to get off the beaten LDF path and to Ognisko Polskie where it was being hosted. The Polish Hearth Club, as Ognisko...
photos of numbers :: 1,2 & 5678

photos of numbers :: 1,2 & 5678

More photos of numbers from the London Design Festival, and this lot were all spotted at designjunction. The number 1 and number 2 are the fabulous floor numbers, I suspect I might have shared with you last year! And 5,6,7,8 are laminated oak house numbers by Another Country. Have a fab weekend folks – I’m...
interview :: felicity dessewffy

interview :: felicity dessewffy

I met Felicity Dessewffy at 100% Design – she’d flown all the way over from Australia to take part, so it was a real treat to meet her in person and to discuss her childhood dreams, her inspirations and her favourite colour… When you were five years old, what did you want to be when...