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"
out and about :: 100% norway, LDF14

out and about :: 100% norway, LDF14

There’s been a change of government in Norway since last year’s London Design Festival, and so 100% Norway at Tent London, which was once a government sponsored affair, has now been taken over by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and I’m so glad they stepped in – I really believe in the importance of...
out and about :: tent london, LDF14

out and about :: tent london, LDF14

Tent London is always a highlight of the London Design Festival, and this year was no exception, with a good mix of new talent and new work from old favourites. Sian Elin was there for a third year since launching at Tent in 2012 with a new collection. Admittedly no more than a combination of...
out and about :: 19 greek street, LDF14

out and about :: 19 greek street, LDF14

I have never made it to 19 Greek Street during London Design Festival before, so I was determined to fit it in this year, and I’m so glad I did. With the strapline “advancement, integrity and good taste” the Soho townhouse is painted entirely white inside, providing the perfect gallery backdrop for the often sculptural...
out and about :: LDF14 live

out and about :: LDF14 live

I’m running around London Design Festival all this week and trying to get things up on the blog as quickly as I can, but to see what I see as I see it, make sure you’re following live on Instagram, Facebook, twitter and Pinterest… Follow confessions of a design geek’s board London Design Festival 2014...
out and about :: london design festival previews, LDF14

out and about :: london design festival previews, LDF14

The 2014 London Design Festival is upon us! I thought I’d ease you in gently with a few things I spotted at Friday’s previews. First up, Lars Beller Fjetland‘s Cloche lamp for Wrong for Hay. Its heavy sand-cast iron base counterbalances the light spun aluminium shade, with a copper finish, to make it seem to...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

The countdown to the 2014 London Design Festival has begun – the fun starts on Saturday! This year’s theme is “Lose Yourself in Design.” There are over 300 events, so to help make sure you do that metaphorically, but not literally, I have trawled through all 208 pages of the London Design Festival guide, scoured...
interview :: lars beller fjetland

interview :: lars beller fjetland

I have been a huge fan of Lars Beller Fjetland’s work ever since I saw his little Re-turned Birds at 100% Norway 2012. I almost met him at 100% Norway 2013, but was too star-struck to speak to him. So when I finally got to meet him at the 100% Norway 2014 preview in Bergen...
out and about :: a stroll along london's southbank

out and about :: a stroll along london’s southbank

It’s September, and for the design geeks amongst us, that can mean only one thing – the London Design Festival! Before the madness descends, I thought I’d take a few moments to appreciate the creative diversity that makes London such an appropriate place for one of the biggest design fairs in the world – and...
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...