On Saturday Leanne visited the London Design Festival and managed to see a lot of interesting and exciting things. Luckily for us she took tons of pictures (88 to be exact), here she gives us a run down of her favourite parts of London Design Festival 2011:
I started at Tramshed in Shoreditch were they showed Autoban’s collection of furniture and lighting which never fails to impress. Soren Rose Studio and Benjamin Hubert, who collaborated with De La Espada, produced some beautiful pieces that were launched at Tramshed for the design Festival.
The piece that I favored was the marble lamp shades that had be designed and produced so wonderfully, the light from the bulb shone through the marble shades showing up all the dark veins of the material, you would never believe that a solid and raw material could look so delicate. The contrast between rough and smooth with the finish give another dimension to the pieces.
It was great to meet Tuke &Tuke also, as we are looking at using products that have been designed and made in the UK. The attention to detail in their accessories and furniture makes for what appears to be effortless design even if my photographs don’t do them any justice!
Part two coming soon…