Last 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. Green 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. Green 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. This 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? Check 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. This is called the Loop shelf and is also by We Do Wood. The supports for the bamboo shelving comes in brass or black steel. Don’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? Or maybe get these cute ceramic pots from Geo Fleur. Or these beautiful origami metal pots. Now 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. I always have a soft spot for the prints by Tom Pigeon and adore this new collection called Play, so named because they comprise of bold, playful patterns influenced by childhood building blocks. This 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. Finally, I couldn’t resist snapping these colourful leather bound books. Hope 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. ( All photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).