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Designjunction at London Design festival 2016 highlights

blackbody-lights-london-design-festival-photo-by-little-big-bellLast week was London Design Festival 2016. I really enjoyed it this year. Can you believe I’m already anticipating London Design Festival 2017?

Being an interiors and design blogger, this was an important date for me in the diary. There was so much happening from the UK interiors scene all over London, but I had to narrow down my list of places to visit on the weekend.

I was excited to learn that Designjunction, one of the large design Trade shows, was changing its venue from Oxford Street to Granary square in King’s Cross, a now regenerated area with many amazing restaurants. It’s also where the famed Central St Martins school of art is located.

Designjunction is definitely the place for interior design and decoration inspiration. It is one of the large London interiors events, where interior designers converge on, during London Design festival.

I thought I’d give you a visual journey of my favourite finds.

The lighting masterpiece above is by Blackbody. Stunning right? Blackbody uses OLED technology in their lighting, a component based on the latest development of nanotechnology. The light emitted is energy efficient, sharp and clear.kirkby-design-designjunction-2016-photo-by-little-big-bellGreen is still very much on trend this Autumn. I’m totally in love with this quilted velvet sofa with its hexagonal patterns. It’s called Cloud FR and is by Kirkby Design.pink-hallway-console-table-by-bethan-gray-london-design-festival-photo-by-littlebigbellGreen may be in, but pink in my eyes never go out of fashion, and just look how wonderful pink and green goes together.

This pink console table by Bethan Gray was one of my favourite finds. In fact, it was so popular that it made Top Post on London Design Festival and Designjunction’s hashtag on Instagram when I posted it.

It’s part of Bethan’s Shamsian Paua collection , which uses Paua abalone shell inlay sourced from the coastal waters of New Zealand and has been paired with birds-eye maple.band-table-by-bethan-gray-in-rosa-marble-and-brass-designjunctuion-photo-by-little-big-bellThis beautiful side table is also from the same Shamsian Paua collection by Bethan Gray. This piece really embodies that girly glamorous and luxury lifestyle don’t you think?cool-wall-mounted-wooden-shoe-rack-by-we-do-wood-london-design-festival-photo-by-little-big-bellCheck out this shoe rack made of sustainably sourced bamboo by Danish brand We Do Wood. Would look great in a contemporary Scandinavian style home and of course for those with amazing Jimmy Choos or Manolos to display.loop-shelving-london-little-big-bellThis is called the Loop shelf and is also by We Do Wood. The supports for the bamboo shelving comes in brass or black steel.design-house-stockholmDon’t have a conservatory or garden, but want to embrace the indoor greens trend?

No worries, get your very own wooden greenhouse designed by Atelier 2+ for Design House Stockholm. So cool right?geo-fleur-at-designjunction-2016-photo-by-little-big-bellOr maybe get these cute ceramic pots from Geo Fleur.brass-geometric-pots-photo-by-little-big-bellOr these beautiful origami metal pots.floor-story-designjunction-photo-by-little-big-bellNow for some colourful finds. This carpet with the very on trend colour palette of green, blue and clay is by Camille Walala for Floor Story.tom-pigeon-designjunction-photo-by-little-big-bellI always have a soft spot for the prints by Tom Pigeon and adore this new collection called Playso named because they comprise of bold, playful patterns influenced by childhood building blocks.designjunction-whos-casper-movement-on-the-ground-little-big-bellThis is a Caspar stool by Modus. It was part of a charity project called Who’s Caspar? where high profile creatives were asked to customise a stool and then placed for auction.

The proceeds would go towards supporting refugees at the forefront of the European crisis. Do take a peek at all the other customised designs.colourful-notebooks-designjunction-photo-by-little-big-bellFinally, I couldn’t resist snapping these colourful leather bound books.cubitt-house-designjunction-2016-photo-by-little-big-bellHope you have enjoyed my curated finds at Designjunction 2016. I will be back with more, including my curated finds from the London Design Fair 2016 that took place in Shoreditch.

The above Cubitt House design was by Satellite Architects who worked alongside Danish designer Peter J. Lassen.interiors-ideas-from-london-design-festival-2016-photo-by-little-big-bell( All photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).


  1. Gorgeous photos! I love the green trend, and I so agree that pink goes perfectly. Love the origami metal pots too! xxx

    • littlebigbell

      Yes green and pink looks great together doesn’t it Miranda? Love Bethan Gray’s work too. x

  2. That scalloped patterned wallpaper is stunning!

  3. Your pics are always so beautiful! I’m definitely going to have to visit next year. I think the Modus stool is my favourite. Or the rug. Or the quilted velvet. Okay so it turns out I can’t pick one haha It’s all so gorgeous!

    • littlebigbell

      You should visit Karen. Designjunction is so full of design inspiration.See you there in 2017. x

  4. I love the green and pink colourways. I’m tempted to try this out in my own home

    • littlebigbell

      I love that colour palette too Maxine. It’s wonderful for an autumn refresh don’t you think?

  5. Beautiful finds Geraldine. Love that Bethan Grey console. Do you happen to know where the black string shelves were from with the Geo Fleur pots on?

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Karen, love Bethan Gray’s work too. I’m not sure where the shelving from Geo Fleur is from.Sorry lovely. x

  6. Brilliant finds Geraldine. Love the Bethan Gray stuff, so girly and glamorous. Also love the sofa and the shoe rack. Really need to do LDF next year.

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