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designjunction was one of the thrilling exhibits of London Design Pageant. The venue alone was sufficient to look ahead to. Constructed within the Nineteen Sixties by the Ministry of Works as a Royal Mail Sorting Workplace, it turned largest within the UK within the 90s earlier than closing down. Since then it has been used for all the things from an unlawful rave in October 2010, to an Alexander McQueen style present earlier this yr. The design had rather a lot to reside as much as. Fortunately it didn’t disappoint.
The very first thing I noticed have been these fabulous lights by Vitamin. The Knot Pendant Lamps have been launched at designjunction and have a blown glass shade held in place solely by a “monkey fist” knot. They arrive in two shapes and quite a lot of colours. An incredible begin to the present.
Extra beautiful lighting, this time from Bocci – the 28d Pendants are blown in a posh course of that includes introducing and eradicating each air strain and warmth to create distortions of the essential form, so that all is totally different. They’re designed to be hung in teams, however I feel they appear nice strewn throughout the ground like this!
Transport for London and the Heatherwick Studio have collaborated on a variety of home and workplace furnishings impressed by the TfL archive and Thomas Heatherwick’s new bus for London. These have been displayed in a pop-up restaurant, additionally by TfL; this time in collaboration with British meals chain, Canteen.
Hexagon by Swedish Design studio Type Us With Love is a sound absorbent wall masking. Lately listed by Quick Co as one of many “world’s 50 most influential designers shaping the longer term,” they have been exhibiting on a stand with different younger Swedish designers. They have been additionally displaying Button, comprised of material offcuts.
Designed by Sean Dare of Dare Studio, the powder coated aluminum Cage Lamp additionally caught my eye and appears particularly good pictured towards the gloomy London sky as it’s under. It is available in quite a lot of colours and is one other one which’s designed to be hung up, however seems to be moderately good laid down.
Bethan Grey was the speak of Clerkenwell Design Week again in Might, so it was good to see her work on a bigger platform. This desk is a part of the G&T assortment, the results of a collaboration between Bethan and revered furnishings developer Thomas Turner.
Her newest product is the Brogue Leather-based Desk with this excellent detailing alongside the sting of the desk prime:
And eventually, extra lighting from Aditi Studios. These lights are hand crafted – the one pictured backside left was hand thrown on a potters wheel – and deliberately left in a barely unfinished state. They’ve a solidity and integrity to them that basically appealed to me.