- Posted on 05th February 2013 by Nicola Holden
It seems an awfully long time since the Autumn 2012 Home Exhibition, but I never did find the time to blog about it then, and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share some of the wonderful products I found there, so I thought I’d include them with a blog covering the Spring 2013 Home Exhibition which I went to a couple of weeks ago.
This is rather a long blog – for which I apologise, but there were a lot of wonderful products to get in so I hope you will bear with me.
My absolute highlight company from the Autumn exhibition is love milo, a South African designer who is inspired by nature, and produces the most wonderful ceramics, fabric and wood products. I could buy them all!
Another creator who inspired me last year was Sian Zeng and her magnetic wallpapers. Inspired by the changeable nature of fairy tale stories, where frogs can suddenly become princes her work allows visual narratives to be created using magnetic characters on the wallpaper. Hours of fun for a little one!
And there was a stand featuring various South African producers including beautiful hemp bowls from Moonbasket, beaded table mats from Sithabe African Crafts, and trophy sculptures with a twist created by Head on Design.
Woop Studios were at both shows, and I think their art is such fun!! Whether you’re after works to depict a clan of meerkats, a murmuration of starlings, a bale of turtles, or whether you have another favourite collective noun for an animal, bird or even insect, there is something for you here.
Talking about trophies, how about these ingenious Trophy bicycle holders – a slightly unusual and inventive way to store your bicycle in the house.
This year’s international inspiration came from casaNOA, an Argentinian company selling beautiful Alpaca silver, fabulous cowhide rugs and wonderfully colourful textiles that will add a splash of sunshine to any scheme.
And for the Spring exhibition there was also fabulous thread drawn illustrations by Tobyboo, fabulous tableware from reikokaneko, Denise Moloney’s playful ceramics, and characterful textured fabric from Waffle.
What is your favourite from this selection?
“In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?”
Image credits from respective companies.
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