Here at NoChintz we look forward to London Design Festival every year, its a great place to find new inspiration, designs and brands. Here is NoChintz Designer Amy’s Design Festival Diary:
I had a great day at London Design week and have come back brimming with inspiration after trawling East and West for design goodies. Here are some of my highlights from my trip:
The Dock Installation – by Jailmake in collaboration with Pan Studio. The installation took inspiration from medieval trade markets and takes on the architectural forms of the Dock Kitchen Building Behind it. Within each Stand there were storyboards, products and retail spaces for designers featured at London Design Week, including the new eclectic range by Tom Dixon, Faye Too Good and Technology will save us. It was like finding sheds of treasure! The Tom Dixon Shop exhibiting within the dock also had reference to these shed forms in the design of the stands, which housed beautiful furniture and product design.
Tent Exhibition – Knitting! At NoChintz we have had a recent obsession for all things knitted and tent didn’t disappoint! From Claire Anne O’Brien’s beautiful knitted poufs, to Jay Watson Design’s amazing lamps made from recycled knitted socks cast in resin. Robert Grimshaw’s Knit furniture featured a bedside table wrapped in a knitted cosie and Melanie Porter took a slightly different slant with crocheted pendant and floor shades. All these products were made and designed in Britain.
We also enjoy tea and cake at NoChintz and I was excited to see Design K’s Tea for One Table after seeing it on a design blog recently. The tables are beautifully crafted with leather bindings and personalized messages on plates to serve your tea from. A beautiful design incorporating a strong eastern influence with a British pastime.