Print and Pattern at London Design Festival: Top Five

Spotted across walls, floors and ceilings, this year’s London Design Festival was full of inspiring prints and patterns. Here we highlight five of the best decorative surfaces seen across the city during last week’s events.

Eley Kishimoto Wallpaper 2014

At London’s Decorex show, Eley Kishimoto launched its first ever hand printed wallpaper collection at Decorex. The studio re-worked seminal prints from it's extensive archive to create a striking collection of 12 graphic wallpapers all made in Brixton, London.


Made up of three vibrant yet refined knitted upholstery textiles Alfredo Häberli‘s new knit collection for Danish brand Kvadrat was showcased at the brand’s London showroom. The three designs, Nebula, Nadir and Galaxy, are each constructed using different knitting techniques that offer good stretchability, making them ideal for organically shaped furniture.


With the help of UK ceramics brand Johnson Tiles, London-based fashion designer daviddavid transferred his trademark geometric patterns from textiles to tiles for the first time. Called ‘Carousel’, the vibrant tiles were installed across a wall in the side entrance at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

patchwork harlequin scale

Donna Wilson introduced a new line of harlequin pattern quilts to her extensive homewares collection for British brand SCP. Reminiscent of the traditional Indian cotton quilts made from scraps of colourful fabric, the designs are made from 100% cotton and are hand-block printed on both sides.

Off the Grid by Darkroom

London lifestyle store Darkroom launched a new collection of grid-patterned primary-colored products inspired by the work of radical architects Superstudio in the 1960s/70s. Called ‘Off the grid, the collection includes a series of tables covered in over 3,000 Italian glass tiles, hand painted plates, knitted, quilted, woven and printed textiles and a line of jewellery by Henriette Lofstrom.

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