There were quite literally hundreds of stands, products and designers at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 so it wasn’t at all easy to choose favourites…. but we managed it! Here are the ones which stood out for me as exciting, innovative and yes, you know the script, Moregeous 🙂
All images taken at Clerkenwell, not stock or PR shots.
Below clockwise from top left:
- Susana Martin’s Heritage Chair for Munna Design, one of a limited edition of 12 chairs amazingly decorated with silver Portugese filigree. Up close this work was spectacularly gorgeous.
- Beautifully solid furniture by Icons made from old Venetian lagoon posts which are turned into planks and then made into furniture. Like buying a little bit of Italy, in fact.
- Stunning copper table with tubular legs by Swedese – there was a LOT of tubular work this year, this was one of the more elegant pieces.
- Stylish, sustainable and practical Uma clothes horse by James Smith Designs, which I just thought was really different and beats throwing your clothes on a chair by miles!
- Hefty almost chess piece timber stools by WorkHouse. You know how I love my chunks of timber and have been making stools like this for years but this was new take on using felled trees.
- Simple pastel dipped timber stool – lost the name card! Lots of pastels on the Scandi stands, new trend emerging?
- The spectacular display of Foscarini lighting in the Farmiloe Building, seriously impressive within the space and not for your average living room….
- Industrial glam by brand new company Buster & Punch – look out for them, excellent stuff, beautifully crafted and surprisingly affordable for handmade designer lighting.
- Shredder light called Eliminator deep in the dungeon in the House of Detention by Merve Kahraman, how cool is this light. Just HOW cool?
- Pentagon style gold and black pendants and also Lace laser cut leather pendant by Deadgood Ltd, love this company, endlessly innovative.
- Fabulous milking machine inspired Parlour lighting by Irish talent Donna Bates, the etched glass represents the milk filling up the bottles, so fresh feeling.
- Top: Gorgeous fabrics from new company Tradescant & Son, all suitable for upholstery and quite beautiful. Was way too hard to choose bewteen the peacock feathers, hummingbirds and butterflies, might have to have some of each…
- Kit Miles‘ stunning fabric and papers featuring his own hand drawn work in my colour of the moment, purple, on this design Temple of Flora. And what an absolutely lovely boy he was too, much too sunny for a dungeon 😉