More London Design Festival goodness
100% Design, over at Earls Court, is a bit of a corporate monster, with lots of polished display stands and men in suits looking serious, but it has a few interesting bits and pieces.
The main section that really caught our eye was the fantastic Sit Up show organised by [re]design in the 100% Futures section. The show is a collection of sixteen seats that have been designed with sustainability at the forefont of the design process. We particularly liked Sprout and Pli's Reee chair, made from recycled computer games consoles; and Claire Heather-Danthois's elegant Once-a-door seat.
Over at Designersblock it's a much more informal atmosphere, taking place at the old Nicholls & Clarke Buildings on Shoreditch High Street. There's stacks to see here. We liked Mr Jones Watches, and the Karl Marx collection by Fresh West Design (a cut-price version of their standard range of products, created because they realised they couldn't afford to buy any of their own designs).
The highlight of the show though is Designboom's Handled with Care - contemporary ceramic works. Frankly this should be a show in its own right - it's a fantastically curated collection of witty and entertaining ceramic work. We especially liked Cecilia Leon de la Barra's dog-shelf, Claudio Cardoso's Cut plate, and Maxim Velkovsky's Little Joseph candle holders. Read more about it all on their blog.