London Design Festival for 2016 is now in full swing. There are just so many amazing things to see and experience.
I may not be travelling from show to show, but I have kept my finger on the pulse. Social media has cast a wide net, and nowadays it is possible to watch what’s happening from the comfort of your own home.
As I watch, I’m taking note of, and teasing out the cool and new emerging brands that I should explore.
For me, it is about spotting those unique products or brands, whose designs will not only stand out, but will transcend the test of time, and have a broad commercial appeal.
With that in mind, let me introduce you to Future and Found, a design concept store based in North London and online. I am always impressed with how Future and Found is able to curate and bring together an on trend collection.
I have decided to do a little edit from their shop, using my colour predictions for the upcoming seasons. The colours I feel instinctively drawn to for this season, can be likened to a make up palette of eye shadows.
It is one filled with shades of nudes, earthy tones and pinks, whilst punctuated by bright pops of semi-precious stone colours, such as greens (Aquamarine and Emeralds), small doses of purples, fuchsias, orange and blues.
The cushions above by Ferm Living, which can also be bought from Future and Found, reflects this Autumn colour palette. Earthy tones of sand, such as this light wood Gustave stool, and shades of clay such as this speckled face plant pot are the sort of colours I visualise Spring 2017 to be.
Orange is a difficult colour to use for interiors in large doses, but I think it looks wonderful when used in moderation, as an accent colour over a nude palette. Lighter woods such as Ash, Beech and Oak is regaining popularity, and I predict will continue into 2017.
The above is the Josette table lamp. It is both a lamp and side table. Such a great space saving idea. No more standing lamp bases getting in the way of the side table right? Here’s another cool space saving idea in light wood. It’s called the Wall Secretary Desk, and hangs on the wall with three functions in one. It can be used as a shelf, a console or a desk. You can pick from a selection of drawers in mint, yellow or grey. Green as a colour is still holding its own in interiors, especially with the continued popularity of indoor plants. Check out these grey and ochre concrete pots to hold your indoor greens. I would love to have them in my home. How about these storage module shelves to hold your indoor plant collection?
I must say, I’m rather attracted to that marble effect, smooth grey concrete wall too.
These pretty table tile coasters are perfect for adding pops of green to your interiors, if you are not too keen on looking after plants.
Last but not least, Future and Found is exhibiting some of their goods at Designjunction for the London Design Festival. It’s at 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross.
The whole event at Granary Square is amazing and will be on till Sunday 25th September 2016.
If you have a chance, you should go explore. Wishing you all a wonderful week.
( This is a collaborative post with Future and Found. Photos courtesy of Future and Found. All opinions are my own.)