out and about :: tent london, LDF14

Katie | September 20, 2014

tent london

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.

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Admittedly no more than a combination of pre-existing elements, I loved the nerdy-science feel of Major Leandor’s collection of lamps and vases.

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I first saw Kimu Design‘s folded paper lamps at Tent a few years ago, so it was fantastic to see them back with new products.

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I absolutely loved these copper bowls with varying levels of finish by Mexican designer Beatriz Georgina Lamas.

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Exhibiting for the first time at Tent, Kate Farley has created her textiles collection based on National Trust formal gardens.

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I met Vera & Kyte in Bergen when they were preparing for the London Design Festival, so it was great to see their finished products at Tent. This is the new Prop Up chair and ottoman – I love the contrast between the fat cushions and the slim frame.

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Andy Murray has combined aerated concrete, copper and a splash of yellow to create these gorgeous candlesticks… called Frank!

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Sebastian Cox is an incredibly inspiring young designer, absolutely committed to regenerating Britain’s woodlands by making beautiful furniture from coppiced timber, thereby increasing their value. His new collection has been created to use the parts of the tree that often can’t be used by more typical furniture designs.

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And finally, my pick of LDF so far, I absolutely adore the Random Light from Studio If. Gently pulling one copper-ended tab switches the bulbs off and pulling the other switches them on – in a different order every time.

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Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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