This September sees us back at Designjunction Cubitt House, we hope you can join us for another exciting London Design Festival.
Maison & Objet in Paris... a Mecca for the design fraternity. This was my first trip to the show and I'm pleased to say that it was everythng I'd hoped it would be... design, colour and plenty of innovation. We look forward to being able to show there ourselves one day... Innermost
So we're two days into our three day stint in The Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell and so far it's been a successful 4th event for Clerkenwell Design Week... It has been cold mind you... but the constant flow of people through 'The Shed' doors has kept us on our toes and given the show a vibrant, lively atmosphere. We're pleased to say that we've had a really positive response to our new Burgess Compact Tables and our Hyde Stools, we've met some lovely people and we've seen some wonderful furniture, products and lighting... so it's smiles all round for us!
So if you fancy coming along, tomorrow will be the last day to visit and with venues dotted all over Clerkenwell there's plenty to see... here's the map of where to go and what to do... (I did spot an enticing looking Secret Gin Garden on my way in this morning... though I might have to save that treat for a little later in the day!)
It's mid May... and that can mean only one thing... we're busy gearing up for Clerkenwell Design Week... The doors maybe pad-locked right now, but come the morning of the 21st May the Farmiloe Building will be brimming with great quality design and innovative products from a diverse range of designers & manufacturers... We will be back in our favorite spot in 'The Shed', alongside other British brands such as Jennifer Newman, Dare Studio, Deadgood and Another Country... It's a great line up and we're excited to be involved. As well as the fabulous furniture there'll be plenty of other things to enjoy with a full programme of presentations & debates as well as the London Transport Canteen pop up restaurant...
Here's a preview of what we'll be showing on our stand...
If you haven't registered already, there's still time... just go to Clerkenwell Design Week...
Finally we'd just like to thank our two generous sponsors for their fabulous flooring and their delicious wine... please stop by to sample both...
We hope to see you there...
So we're finally getting back on track after our week out in Clerkenwell recently... we had a great show and we're keen to thank all those people who made this year's event such a great success. The sunshine came out for us, the Farmiloe building was brimming with vistors and there was a real buzz in the air in and around the Clerkenwell area. We are delighted to say that our A x a collaboration pieces with the menswear brand Albam were very well recieved. We showed two pieces which were finished with Albam's signature leather detailing: the Burgess table with a tan leather table top and the Long Eaton bench with a grey leather seat pad.
We also showed our Finsbury 3 seater sofa in Camira Blazer II Trevelyan
as well as our Burgess table with a powder metal base and an FSC English oak table top
and finally our upholstered Long Eaton bench and stacking chair in both FSC English oak and walnut
Elsewhere there was plenty to see too... here are some of the other delights that caught our eye:
Carve Table by Bethan Gray
A Frame Table by Jennifer Newman
Anodised Light by Deadgood Studio
We're already looking forward to next year's event...
The Ideal Home Show, at Earls Court throws open it's doors today and we're pleased to say that we have one of our Finsbury Arm Chairs on the British Wool Organisation's stand. The Finsbury chair has been upholstered in Camira's Craggan fabric to support the Campaign For Wool and we're really pleased with the results. It's also great to be amongst such good company on the stand: Ardalanish Weavers, Axminster Carpets, Camira Fabrics, Fairbank Textiles, Inspired Rugs, John Lewis, Stuart Clayton,& Thermafleece. If you get an opportuntiy to visit the show, please pop by and have a look.
Have just returned from a good day out at Earls Court, at the new homeware and interior accessories show, Home. It's the first year of the show and it was good to see such a varied mix of exhibitors and selection of products. Great to see so many British brands too - here are a couple of our favourites: Wonderful prints from Chase & Wonder
& a clever little table by John Green
Home was showing alongside it's sister show Top drawer in the next door hall... and from our point of view it was definitely an Earls Court of two halves. Home was calm, considered, well laid out with room to breath... whereas Top Drawer was a full on attack on the senses!
We're proud to announce that we've been asked by the British Wool Marketing Board to collaborate with them on their stand at the Ideal Home Show in March. The stand will promote the use of British Wool in the home (by way of carpets, fabrics and upholstery) and so we'll be supplying a couple of our AR001 armchairs upholstered in Camira fabric for the show. The fabric we'll be using is Camira's Craggan, which is a textured chunky wool fabric, enhanced by a delicate highlight shade. The effect is to create a raw, yet sumptuously inviting upholstery fabric celebrating the Campaign for Wool.
The show will run from 16th March - 1st April at Earls Court... good to have something to look forward to in the Spring.
Just coming round this morning from a good night out with a couple of fine vodka cocktails at the SuperDesign launch party. Now in it's 5th year, the show is being held at The Dairy, Kings Cross/ Bloomsbury (one of our favourite parts of town) and is an exhibition which "seeks to emphasise the current synergy between design and the visual arts". This is an exhibition of specially commissioned studio pieces by both well known and emerging designers. Whilst some of the pieces are a bit on the high end glitzy side for our tastes, we did come across some interesting lights by Marcus Tremonto
and a low bench? by Brodie Neill which looks like it's been inspired by a surf board? (would it be stereotyping to mention he hails from Australia?)
The show runs until 17th October.
So we're just surfacing from 4 days stood inside a windowless shed in Earls Court but I'm pleased to say we're all still smiling! It's been an enjoyable show at 100% Design this year from both a visitor's and an exhibitor's perspective... plenty to see and good attendance. We were located at the far end of the hall in the 'Futures' section where there was a good mix of people and product, from the elegant timber furniture of Young & Norgate to the experimental and exciting concept lighting & architecture of D*Haus.
Elsewhere in the hall there was an equally eclectic mix - from the elegance of Dare Studio and minimalism of Pottinger + Cole to the complete over the top audacity of Maximo Riera's animal chair collection (which everyone seemed to be talking about!)
This year also had a large international input with stands showcasing contemporary design from Norway, Korea and Argentina to name but a few... but our favourite was 'South West View' Contemporary Design from Chile - particularly the natural simplicity of the woven lampshades by The Andes House.
We've just finished a good run at the Clerkenwell Design Festival. We spent the week in good company with Another Country, Scene and Pli Design where together we formed A.S.A.P. a British design collective.
There was a good turn out for what is now the festival's second year and we're pleased to say that this now well established event has grown in size to include the upper floors of the Farmiloe Building as well as The House of Detention further down the road.
Thanks to all those who came to support the event... we look forward to being a part of the next one.
Do you fancy a fun packed few days in the stunning surrounding of the Goodwood Estate? If so, then please pop down to see us at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival. It'll be three (hopefully sunny) days celebrating 40 years for British popular culture, music, fashion and design... This is the first festival of its kind and is the brainchild of Wayne and Gerardine Hemmingway (famed for their Red or Dead clothing label back in the day) Please pop by the Market Place on Electric Avenue and say hello...
We are pleased to announce that we have been aproached by Shoreditch based design studio Scene to be part of Scene+, the group show that they are curating for Clerkenwell Design Week 2010. Scene+ is a collaborative show celebrating the latest creative talent of emerging British designers. The exhibition will be held at the Farmiloe building where Scene+ will be one of a number of events taking place in the building. You can find the Farmiloe building on St John Street, just next to St Johns the bar/restaurant . Handy for a quick pint...