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 the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
Posts tagged "London Design Festival"
Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb, who grew up in Cornwall’s St Austell and is now based in London, felled a 187-year-old tree on his Grandfather’s Yorkshire farm and sliced it into 130 useable objects to save it from being used as firewood. The slices were displayed in order of diameter at Somerset House during the London Design Festival...
interview :: kristine bjaadal

interview :: kristine bjaadal

I met Kristine Bjaadal in Oslo on a trip to preview 100% Norway, having been aware of her work for a while – and then of course saw her again during the London Design Festival. We talked inspirations, imperfections and memories… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Through my design of everyday...
The best of the London Design Festival 2015

The best of the London Design Festival 2015

The London Design Festival has been and gone for another year. If you want all the gory details, you’ll have to subscribe to our sister publication Fiera Magazine, but you’re in the right place for the edited highlights. Here are just a few of the fantastic projects I saw across the capital this year… From...
The alternative guide to London Design Festival 2015

The alternative guide to London Design Festival 2015

It’s that time of year again, and the London Design Festival is looming. All the action starts on Saturday 20 September, so I have scoured the guide, trawled through my inbox and asked my friends in the know, sorted through invites, read all the press releases, and put my ear to the ground – and pulled...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2014

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2014

Hello and happy New Year! I’m really excited to be back at my desk after a wonderful break and I thought I’d kick things off by reflecting on the last year. I’m really bad at taking the time to be proud of what I’ve achieved, so I’ve got into the habit of making some time over...
interview :: studio ljung ljung

interview :: studio ljung ljung

I spotted Studio Ljung Ljung’s smoked bamboo lamps, made in collaboration with Thai artisans, at the London Design Festival’s desigjunction. They were exhibited as part of Ventura London, a showcase of new design talent. I caught up with founders Martin Hedenström Ljung and designer Greta Ljung to find out more… What’s the most important thing...
interview :: ted jefferis

interview :: ted jefferis

I saw Ted Jefferis’ leather Hangup lamps at Total Fabrication at Craft Central during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated. The son of a boat builder, Ted studied at Oxford Brookes University, where he began to explore the concept of furniture as a scaled down form of architecture. I was keen to find...
interview :: rhian malin

interview :: rhian malin

I met Rhian Malin at designjunction during the London Design Festival and was immediately drawn to her passion and enthusiasm. Her Hand Held Vessels collection is shaped in other people’s hands before it is fully dry and then project patterns are traced onto each one by hand. I love the contrast between the ancient making...
interview :: rhian mclaren

interview :: rhian mclaren

I met Rhian McLaren when she exhibited as part of Spotted at Top Drawer during the London Design Festival. I was instantly drawn to her mid-century patterns and keen to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? That despite their appearance, all of my fabrics are printed by hand using...
interview :: kate farley

interview :: kate farley

I met Kate Farley at Tent London during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated by her quiet passion. Her surface pattern designs are inspired by Britain’s gardens. I was keen to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? That I care. How did you first get into what...
interview :: aud julie befring

interview :: aud julie befring

I spotted Aud Julie Befring‘s work at 100% Norway during the London Design Festival and immediately loved her combinations of wood and oversized wool. We talked about listening to other people’s advice, getting over creative block and, of course, favourite colours…! What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a product designer from...
interview :: oscar francis

interview :: oscar francis

I discovered new surface pattern design brand Oscar Francis at Home London during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated by both her colour palette and her architectural inspirations – her products even come in a cardboard tube just like architectural drawings do. I chatted with founder Sarah to find out more… When you were five years...