Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Felix Forest - Tom Dixon

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London Design Festival; 100% Design and the Design Dock

During London Design Week there are so many amazing trade shows to see – two that really stood out for me were 100% Design and Design Dock – here’s a little from each event, let me know what you think?

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100% Design was another fantastic design trade event in London, very similar to the kinds of trade shows we were seeing in Milan in April. All the favourite exhibitors were there; Herman Miller, Magis, Knoll etc etc.

We’ve been seeing brass and gold featured heavily throughout the design world this year and 100% Design was no exception. There were some great smaller accessories including gold desk accessories and a sleek set of porcelain white cones with glazed interiors by Christin Birkhoven.

Next, over to West London where Tom Dixon hosted The Dock at Portobello Dock, a converted wharf building overlooking the Grand Union canal. Here things a little more interesting, not to mention the fantastic Dock Kitchen, fitted out with Tom Dixon pieces in abundance.

The space exploded into an international design emporium during the festival, including over 50 brands shown through a series of temporary stand-alone exhibitions both inside and out.

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Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc displayed a wonderful collection, including her giant cherry lights and sugar cube containers, with an installation called the Cherry Orchard.  There was also a Merci pop up store by the famous French concept store, selling a brilliant selection of their well edited wares, and of course, the Tom Dixon pieces shone like stars enticing us with lighting favorites as well as his new accessories including brass shoe door stops and travelling scented candles.

Last but not least was a colourful showcase by Moooi, known as a serious company with a smile, where an intimate exhibition displayed unique pieces such as their hand painted grandfather clock and plastic gothic chair, floral embellished five o clock seat, the Raimond light, and many more hits.

Here are some images I captured of the two events – which one is your favourite?


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