- Posted on 31st October 2011 by Nicola Holden
As part of the London Design Festival, the second show that I hadn’t visited before was Tent London. This show is held at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, and has over 200 international exhibitors, showing the very latest in contemporary interior products including furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories. The layout of the show is quite chaotic, but I still managed to find some intriguing stands there.
I was very impressed with the selection of products on offer from Design Island, a group of Irish Designer Makers, including Dunleavy Bespoke, Shane Holland Design Workshops, Patrick Casserly Design, Sinéad Mitchell, Omos Street Furniture and Ceadogán Rugs.
|Taking the concept of flocked wallpapers one step further, Thomas & Vines flock all manner of objects and surfaces, including 2D or 3D objects, producing some stunning effects, such as this Perspex chair with flocked patterning.|
|And then there is Melanie Porter, who uses traditional knitting techniques to cover anything from chairs, tables, lamps and, of course, cushions.|
These contrasting ceramics – the contemporary yet sensual designed by Bodo Sperlein for Nikko were delightful, and the charming and delicate lustrous mirrored cups by Richard Brendon which reflect their antique china saucers below.
|I know that I blogged about wallpapers last week, but as I’ve been going through my collection of brochures from Tent I came across this fun wallpaper by Abigail Edwards – ‘Owls of the British Isles’.|
|I love this furniture by Zoe Morphy, whose Margate origins inspire her imagery which she prints onto restored and recycled furniture.|
All in all quite a diverse range of products on offer, and worth the visit!
Image credits from respective companies.