Last night I visited Design Junction, now in its second year it is a showcase for over 100 designers at the old sorting office in Holborn. As I entered I was hit by the buzz, there was a real feeling of excitement in the air, like entering a a really hotly anticipated show at Fashion week. There was a mix of hard hitters such as Baccarat, to Darkroom selling their wares to graduates launching first pieces. Design Junction is exactly what interior based design needs, the same anticipation, cool edge and massive mix that London Fashion week is known for. I will be blogging in more depth about new companies and designs, but here’s a quick overview.
bespoke anchor at www.solidid.co.uk
giant cross stitch at www.gandiablasco.com
floor light at www.atelierareti.com
cabinet at www.sculpturehouse.co.uk
golden stools at http://www.simonhasan.com
Rocking chair at www.sittingfirm.co.uk
New affordable coat hanger from www.gubi.dk
Jeremy Scott showed his S/S 13 collection in New York yesterday. I particularly love the textile prints and use of fabric.
I have been researching Kid’s furniture recently and finding something thats is cool and not too cute and sickly can be hard to find. This why I love this new rug from Plumo, Its super cool and something a child could grow up with, having it in their room at any age.
The Danish, recent Royal College graduate, Hanne Enemark is quickly becoming one to watch. Her pieces for Vessel are beautiful and sculptural and I believe worth the investment.
Tatsuya Akita has designed this beautiful concrete,brass, copper and oak desk range for Plant and Moss.
Wow, Jake Phipps console table is a work of art. Launching in October, the console is inspired by the natural attributes of amethyst geodes.
I thought it wasn’t possible for me to get excited by wallpaper again, after the past few of being inundated by designs. However the whimsical delicate magnetic characters by Sian Zeng have charmed me. Also I would add this giant scissor cushion to my wish list.
While visiting Lakeland’s press preview last week, I came across this fab ceramic knifes. The beauty of ceramic knifes are stay sharper much longer steel knifes. Affordable Ceramic knifes are hard to find and these are attractive in their simplicity of design.
Roll and Hill work with a variety of designers to create statement lighting. Here are some of my favourite pieces, by Lindsey Adams Adelman, Jonah Takagi and the beautifully elegant loop lamp is by Lukas Peet
I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw these mega animal home at the Conran Shop winter preview. Pet cages, are something normally sad and forlorn, shoved in corners, badly designed and unloved. however, I would put these fantastic cages from Chimere front and centre. The bird cage is on rockers, so the birds feel as though they are in a swaying tree. Now just have to decide which pet to get.