Top Ten: Seen at London Design Festival 2013

Top Ten: Seen at London Design Festival 2013

Last week, the eleventh edition of the London Design Festival took over the UK's capital for nine days with over 300 events and exhibitions happening across the city. We round up our top ten new products and collections that we spotted during the week.


1. Wrong for HAY Collection
BRAND: Wrong for HAY
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Launching at the London Design Festival, this new collection of contemporary furniture is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish manufacturers HAY. Under the creative direction of London-based Wrong, the collection is inspired by the city's creative energy, eclecticism and talent. Products include a ceramics range by Ian McIntyre, textile designs by Natalie Du Pasquier and fashion designer Bernhard Wilhelm, as well as furniture by names such as Stefan Diez, Lucien Gumy and Bertjan Pot. The collection was debuted at a beautiful Georgian townhouse in St. James's Park, where the new contemporary pieces were installed alongside the house's ornate period furniture, creating a striking contrast.

LDF Top Ten_Billy by Kalmar

2. Billy 
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Viennese lighting brand Kalmar showcased its playful yet utilitarian line of Billy lamps at the independent trade show, designjunction. Comprised of floor and table lamps, the new series features a straightforward folded metal shade with a matt-lacquer finish.


3. Saturno
DESIGNER: Baroncelli
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At this year's lightjunction, a dedicated lighting show installed within designjunction, luxury Italian brand Baroncelli created a spectacular installation made up of its Saturno LED pendant lamps. The lamps were suspended to create a layered canopy of glass, polished black nickel rings and LEDs. Featuring 16 pendants in three sizes with one very large pendant in the centre of the group, the display made for a playful arrangement of shapes and scale.

LDF Top Ten_M100 Armchair Copper Edition by Ruiz Solar

4. M100 Chair Copper Edition Chair
DESIGNER: Matias Ruiz
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Simple but comfortable, the M100 chair by Chilean designer Matias Ruiz features a simple copper frame wrapped with 90 meters of twisted rope that creates a supportive seat that molds to the body.


5. Scapa Chair
DESIGNER: Pengelly Design
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Made in the Orkney Isles using the time-honored technique of weaving oat straw to create a chair back, the Scapa chair by Pengelley Design combines traditional craft skills with contemporary design. Pengelly Design worked with Jackie and Marlene Miller of Scapa Crafts to create the chairs with oak, ash or painted frames with either rocking or sled bases.

LDF Top Ten_Tuck Sofa by Sverre Uhnger_100 Norway

6. Tuck
DESIGNER: Sverre Uhnger
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Showing at annual exhibition 100% Norway, Sverre Uhnger's Tuck sofa is neatly upholstered in a soft wool fabric that wraps around the European oak frame and is attached with a traditional welt cord.

LDF Top Ten_TS Stack Whittuck

7. TS* Stack 5
DESIGNER: Whittuck
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H 53.5" x W 31.5" x D 15"

Brussels-based furniture designer and maker Charlie Whittuck's TS* Stack 5 is made from poplar plywood, oak veneer and wenge inlay using sustainable construction techniques that could be applied in large scale production. The design is part of a project that focuses on designing objects that make more efficient use of natural materials or, where necessary, sustainable artificial ones.

LDF Top Ten_Linkki Shelving System by Silje Nesdal

8. Linkki Shelving System
DESIGNER: Silje Nesdal
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Designed for a variety of different storage uses, the Linkki shelving system is a modualr design made up of a birch structure with metal boxes and shelves that are linked together with metal screws. Easy to assemble, the flat pack shelving is available with different sizes of shelves and supports so that it can be extended and adapted as and when needed.

LDF Top Ten_Teardop Bulb Hooked Buster and Punch

9. Teardop Bulb
DESIGNER: Buster & Punch
PRICE: £14

British brand Buster + Punch showcased a line of beautiful bulbs that replicate old fashioned Edison Filaments. Designed to be exposed, the bulbs are available in spiral and teardrop shapes. They look particularly effective when teamed with Buster + Punch's brass Hooked pendants as shown above.

LDF Top Ten_Eikon Pendant Lamp by Schneid

10. Eikon Pendant Lamp
PRICE: 189€
H 14" x W 26"

Available in turned ash, bamboo or oak, the Eikon pendant lamps by German designers Schneid feature interchangeable metal shades that are attached with magnets.

Posted September 25, 2013 by Editor

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