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Design Junction – What did we love?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Every year, during London Design festival, Design Junction showcases the worlds pinnacle brands, and what they have to offer. This year was a special one, as it was the first in the trade shows new permanent home of Kings Cross. Recently developed, Kings Cross is fast becoming the design hub of Central London.  The space is modern and oozes creativity. Based in and around Central St Martins School of Art, it’s not hard to see why the ‘creative quarter’  was selected as Design Junction’s new venue.

Although we thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, and everything we saw, there were a few stand out pieces that we would like to share with you!

The Green House By designed by Atelier 2+ for Design House Stockholm, at Design Junction 2016

The Green House, an amazing concept from Atelier 2+ for Design House Stockholm. This indoor green house creates “a room within a room for nature”. The sculpture, which is small enough for indoor use, creates art out of plants by putting them on a pedestal, in this incredible design piece.

Series four Stackable stools from Another Country at Design Junction 2016

Launching their Fourth collection, Another Country brought us the rather appropriately named Series Four. A collection consisting of a Dining Table, these stack able stools, a dining bench and a day bed.

Series Four Day Bed by Another Country at Design Junction 2016

Inspired by traditional English kitchen table design and 20C modernism, Another County’s Series Four collection, was created using a strong architectural design aesthetic, which brings their classic influence into the 21st Century.

Contemporary Wooden Furniture by Another Country at Design Junction 2016

This idea of creating a modern alternative to classic design has been a feature though out all four of collections designed by Another Country.

Shelf by Felix De Pass for VG&P at Design Junction 2016

Wedge Shelf designed by London based creative, Felix De Pass for VG&P. Collaborating with architects and designers across the globe, VG&P provide stylish and practical design using quality materials and craftsmanship.

Wedge Shelf by Felix De Pass at Design Junction

Felix De Pass, started his studio in 2009 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. He was initially asked my VG&P to design a multi functioning storage rail, answering the design brief, De Pass came up with ‘Rail’. Following the success of the Rail, VG&P asked De Pass to expand on his design and he created the Wedge Shelf.

Long Chair designed by Marcel Breuer for Isokon Plus at Design Junction 2016

London design brand Isokon Plus was founded in 1935 by British visionary, Jack Pritchard, who was hugely inspired by the Bauhaus Movement, and believed that architecture and design had the ability to improve British society. Continuing this philosophy, eight decades on, Isokon Plus is working with some of Britain’s leading design talent as well as continuing to manufacturer classic pieces such as Long Chair, which was designed by Bauhaus graduate Marcel Breuer in 1936.

Donkey 3 by Shin and Tomoko Azumi from Isokon Plus at Design Junction 2016

Isokon Plus continues to collaborate with contemporary design talent, such as Shin and Tomoko Azumi, who created Donkey 3 in 2003.

Who's Casper? in partnership with Modus Furniture at Design Junction 2016

We loved this colourful stool from Who’s Casper? In partnership with Modus Furniture.. This product has a fantastic concept behind it; Who’s Casper? asked 16 creatives to customize a Casper stool, originally designed by Michael Sodeau, but which designer is responsible for which stool is left unknown! The stools are available to bid on now, all proceeds going to the charity, Movement on the Ground, supporting refugees at the forefront of the European crisis

 

http://designhousestockholm.com/collections/furniture/greenhouse/

https://www.anothercountry.com/

http://www.verygoodandproper.co.uk/

http://www.isokonplus.com/

http://whoscasper.co.uk/

 

London Design Festival: Sculptures by Zuza Mengham for Laboratory Perfumes

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Crossing a fine line between art and design, London based designer, Zuza Mengham pushed the boundaries between traditional craft, and creating her own new and exciting methods of production. Her latest project is teamed with British Perfumery, Laboratory, who asked Mengham to create five physical manifestations of their signature scents. Mengham was not told what the fragrance contained, but instead used her sense of smell to depict the notes within the perfumes, to design and create these incredible sculptures. Created in resin, fast becoming Mengham’s signature material, each piece has a huge level of depth. The use of colour, is highly sophisticated, but with an incredibly futuristic approach. We are absolutely obsessed!

You can see Zuza Mengham’s work, currently on show for London Design week, at The Conran Shop, Marylebone (21-25th September). See more of Menghams work here:

http://www.zuzamengham.com/

Design sculpture by Zuza Mengham

AMBER Image Credit- Ilka & Franz and Zuza Mengham

Design sculpture by Zuza Mengham

GORSE Image Credit- Ilka & Franz and Zuza Mengham

Design sculpture by Zuza Mengham

ATLAS Image Credit- Ilka & Franz and Zuza Mengham

Design sculpture by Zuza Mengham

TONKA Image Credit- Ilka & Franz and Zuza Mengham

Design sculpture by Zuza Mengham

SAMPHIRE Image Credit- Ilka & Franz and Zuza Mengham

TLS Featured in The Telegraph Best 50 Interior Shops

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

We are very pleased to be featured in The Telegraph’s Best 50 Interior Shops,  alongside many other great stores.

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Here’s what The Telegraph had to say – “Find big names at this big-hitter on the design-shop scene, which now has a brand-new space on Brighton seafront. Lighting and table settings with a strong modern aesthetic rub shoulders with Danish mid-century chairs from the likes of Carl Hansen. The whole lot is simply but beautifully curated.”

See the full list of stores here

Milan 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Flights and hotels booked well in advance, and we are very excited about visiting the 51st Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and we’ll keep you posted on what we get up to at this years show. The exhibition dates are from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd April.

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