out and about :: tent london, LDF14
Katie | September 20, 2014
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 pre-existing elements, I loved the nerdy-science feel of Major Leandor’s collection of lamps and vases.
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.
I absolutely loved these copper bowls with varying levels of finish by Mexican designer Beatriz Georgina Lamas.
Exhibiting for the first time at Tent, Kate Farley has created her textiles collection based on National Trust formal gardens.
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.
Andy Murray has combined aerated concrete, copper and a splash of yellow to create these gorgeous candlesticks… called Frank!
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.
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.
Further reading for the especially geeky:
- out and about :: london design festival previews, LDF14
- out and about :: guide to the london design festival 2014
- out and about :: radical geometry
- out and about :: usf bergen