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Leanne’s London Design Festival Diary: Part Two

28.09.2011

Leanne’s London Design Festival Diary: Part Two

Next stop on the design festival trail for Leanne was TENT:

It is always a pleasure to visit TENT, to view a range of up and coming designers and the fully established design companies.

The list of talented designers at TENT was endless, it was great to meet so many in person.

Design Island exhibited a large group of its differing and very creative group of Irish designers.

Horizon Furniture’s ‘Maryjane’ chair caught my eye in particular.

British designers Sarah Newman from Design Bark, and Simon Ford from BY PLY had collaborated. Sarah screen-printing her beautiful graphics, which she used on her lampshades, onto Simons wonderful Plywood Chair was amazing to see.

It was good to meet Andy from Andy Murray Design (not the tennis player, but is Scottish!) with his products being produced from all over Scotland.

Its was great to see so many British designers and makers at all of the shows; Naomi Paul Textiles showcased their handmade lighting, Alison Milner showing her understated stools with beautiful pattern design on the seats.

Liam Treanor’s beautiful furniture and lighting range, which had a Scandinavian influence, was lovely to see.

Latorre Cruz pendants were amazingly eye catching and looked almost like feathers, even though they were made from a handmade paper material.

I also got to see the Sonya Winners rug that we have previously shown on the NoChintz blog!

I left TENT feeling very excited to inform the team all about the gems I’d found, next stop, Designers Block!

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