Friday, September 19, 2008

London Design Festival


Above: 'Captivate Lula Dot' by Lucy Norman who is part of [RE]Design, she tries to promote reuse and resource awareness by involving its owner in the collection and creativity of waste, as the user can select different bottle tops and change the lighting colour and pattern.


Above: [RE]Design chair and table made from covered electrical wire.


Above: Part of the 100% Sustainable section at % Design showing a model of sustainable resources to try to promote debate.


Above: Walter Raes wearable & design art


Above: A collection of well designed and sustainable pieces from The Greenhaus

London Design Festival, Across London UK

London Design festival saw many exciting things happening across the city including 100% Design at Earls Court (18 - 21 September 2008) and Tent London in Brick Lane (18 - 21 September 2008).

100% Design has more than 450 exhibitors showcasing their latest ranges. Lighten Up, launched at this year's 100% Design London, its an innovative sustainable lighting exhibition from [re]design. It looks beyond the bulb to explore what lighter lighting could mean, from energy and material use to make greener living aspirational and achievable. [re]design is a social enterprise that propagates sustainable actions through design, and promotes products that are genuinely good, attractive and sustainable innovative designs. Also, at the show was Stephen Johnson who exhibited at this years Salvo fair his work incorporates ornamental kitsch pieces from the home.

Within the show there is a specialist section called 100% Sustainable that looks at Models of Sustainable Design. The team have created a miniaturised world presented as a ‘00 scale’ model that asks questions of the viewer and deliberately sets us scenarios, which raise discussion and debate that can be discussed in the many workshops in the lecture theater.

Tent London takes place in the Truman Brewery, a vast reclaimed industrial site in Brick Lane, showing art and architecture, vintage and contemporary design by emerging and established designers from around the world. The interesting stand of Walter Raes shows, "Wearable design art made from household and industrial cast-offs, retrieved from society's discarded and often everyday objects. I transform ironing boards into sheath-style dresses and mop heads into coats," said Walter Raes. Also showcasing at the event was The Greenhaus, who create beautiful, practical products for the home whilst still embracing the key principles of sustainability, including the re-use and recycling of materials and low energy footprint both from manufacture and usage.

Following on from the success of Circa's last year, Tent has a section dedicated to vintage design. It has high quality vintage pieces from a selection of dealers for both the public and trade to buy.


100% Design

Tent London

Walter Raes

[RE]Design

The Greenhaus

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