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Supertent – London Design Festival

Superdesignmarket

Friday evening found us at the Super Design Market at the Royal Festival Hall. A fine collection of pieces from up and coming design names was on sale, and we were particularly taken with Carl Clerkin's new take-away light.

Clerkin

On Sunday we headed east, to check out the Tent London shows at the Truman Brewery. There was stacks to see here, divided into six main sections, including a fantastic selection of vintage British design.

Chair company Emeco had a great display for their 20-06 aluminium chair (below), designed by his highness Norman Foster, which they displayed supporting a ship's anchor, and being suspended by a weather balloon. The chair itself is just beautiful, and will hopefully be available in the UK soon. UPDATE - Oop, it is available - via Ruth Ainger Brands Limited - check the comment on this post below. ALSO - more about the installation on the Wieden & Kennedy blog.

2006

Dupont's 40 Years / 40 Designers show (previously shown in Milan, New York and Frankfurt) featured a collection of products made from their Corian material. We loved the Rainbow Calendar by Niels Kjeldsen Design.

Rainbowcalendar

We also loved the Reveal table from Ku Designs, made from moulded plywood, in a range of veneers, and with your choice of colour for the interior opening. Tasty.

Reveal

Well, that's it then. Another year over for the London Design Festival. It came and went like a highly stylised whirlwind, spreading its stunning chaos across a huge swathe of the city: north, south, east and west.

Here's to next year.

posted: 24 September 2007
categories: Events | Product
 
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