LDF18: South East Makers Club Puts Deptford on the Map

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-south-east-makers-club-puts-deptford-map/design_milk_south_east_makers_club_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_South_East_Makers_Club_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: South East Makers Club Puts Deptford on the Map" /></a>
                                Perhaps more than any other part of the London Design Festival, <a href="https://www.southeastmakersclub.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">South East Makers Club</a> is what design fairs are all about. Run by a tiny team of just three volunteers and hosted in borrowed space, the venture showcases talent from Deptford – a corner of London many design aficionados might never have ventured to before. &#8220;One of the joys of South East Makers Club is meeting the talented designers, makers and businesses that are based here,&#8221; says co-founder <a href="https://www.simple-shape.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Helen Osgerby</a>. &#8220;There is a genuine shared desire to work together, to collaborate and help one another to realize bold ideas, and perhaps uniquely, to have fun doing it! Everything about the South East Makers Club relies on people being good, kind and generous.&#8221;
Sebastian Cox, who is based in nearby Woolwich, chose the event to launch his Pendean collection. “Batch produced with simple chamfer details in English ash,
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LDF18: Granary Square at the Heart of a Buzzing Design District

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-granary-square-heart-buzzing-design-district/design_milk_granary_square_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_Granary_Square_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: Granary Square at the Heart of a Buzzing Design District" /></a>
                                The move of <a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/home.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">designjunction</a> away from Granary Square might have left London&#8217;s King Cross bereft during the <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Festival</a>, but the relocation of Tom Dixon&#8217;s headquarters and flagship store to the Coal Office together with a raft of pop-up shows for the festival has in fact cemented the area as a buzzing design district.
The square gets its name from a restored granary building at the heart of King’s Cross – now home to world-famous arts college, Central Saint Martins, and the first show was Creative Unions – an exhibition of the work of the University’s recent graduates themed around the idea of design becoming an agent in the dissolution of boundaries. One of the highlights was Cohabits: Furniture Assembly for Two by Erica Jensen – flatpack furniture and assembly instructions designed specifically to suit the characteristics of individual couples interviewed by the designer. Wheels4U by Yaohan
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LDF18: From the Weird to the Wonderful – Shoreditch Design Triangle

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-weird-wonderful-shoreditch-design-triangle/design_milk_shoreditch_design_triangle_20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_Shoreditch_Design_Triangle_20-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: From the Weird to the Wonderful – Shoreditch Design Triangle" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.shoreditchdesigntriangle.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shoreditch Design Triangle</a> is a loose association of shops, exhibitions and showrooms, united by little more than geography, but it always serves up something wonderful, and often something pretty weird too. Starting with the latter, London-based Mexican designer <a href="http://www.fernandolaposse.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Laposse</a> transformed the entrance to <a href="https://www.citizenm.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CitizenM&#8217;s</a> Shoreditch hotel into Sisal Sanctum – an outdoor seating area protected by pretty gloomy looking &#8220;giant guardians&#8221; – all entirely made out of sisal, a natural fiber harvested from a species of Agave cactus found in the South of Mexico.
Sitting somewhere on the spectrum from weird to wonderful, the Bürstenhaus Redecker Müseum is an exhibition of brushes by the German manufacturer at furniture showroom SCP. Described by the brand as a “curious world where brooms, brushes and combs take centre stage,” the traveling exhibition combines a series of surprisingly varied and niche brushes with curator Michael Marriott’s playful yet considered descriptions which blur
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Moroso’s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/morosos-london-showroom-unveiled-an-exhibition-of-furniture-and-textiles-by-bethan-laura-wood/bethan-laura-wood-moroso-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Bethan-Laura-Wood-Moroso-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Moroso&#8217;s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood" /></a>
                                During the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/London-Design-Festival/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">London Design Festival</a>, Italian brand <a href="http://moroso.it/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a> presented at their Clerkenwell showroom new furniture and textiles by <a href="http://www.bethanlaurawood.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bethan Laura Wood</a>. The <a href="http://moroso.it/london-design-festival-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, entitled Mono Mania Mexico, was a dramatic display that filled the two-story showroom which was the perfect way for it to make its UK debut. The work brings Wood&#8217;s trips to Mexico to life through bold colors and expressive patterns, most inspired by the stained glass windows found in the new basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Her vision of that building, along with a nod to the embroidery from traditional Otomi textiles, led to the vibrant series that was unveiled.
The exhibition features new fabrics, furniture, and rugs (in collaboration with Golran) that were designed by Bethan Laura Wood for Moroso in partnership with Italian textile house, Limonta. Photos © Adam Dale.
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LDF18: 100% Design – Now in Glorious Technicolor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-10-years-va-stories/design_milk_100_design_04-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_04-1-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Design – Now in Glorious Technicolor" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s amazing what a colorful carpet can do – <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design&#8217;s</a> bright approach to its flooring seemed to light up the whole show, with a stronger selection of brands and a better mix of features, showcasing new design talent and innovative ideas, than in recent years.
Print and textile designer Diane Bresson was part of the Design Fresh – a selection of new talent partly curated by Barbara Chandler and partly an edit of the graduate show New Designers. Diane’s colorful wallpaper fitted the general vibe of the show perfectly. “I am interested in the relation between craft and technology and in exploring how they can be combined together to create playful and dynamic patterns,” she says. London-based Emma Chesterman (otherwise known as Dead Mary’s) designs “furniture for life” such as In Memory – the chair bench combo above – the chair is angled so the person sitting on
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LDF18: 10 Years at the V&A and Other Stories

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-10-years-va-stories/design_milk_va_brompton_02-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_VA_Brompton_02-1-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 10 Years at the V&#038;A and Other Stories" /></a>
                                2018 marks the 16th <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival</a> and the 10th consecutive year of working with the <a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/festival/2018/london-design-festival-2018?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv93U2NvW3QIVhbTtCh2Q4wjcEAAYASAAEgLju_D_BwE"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Victoria and Albert Museum</a>. &#8220;I still have to pinch myself that they let us come and play in their museum,&#8221; said the director of the London Design Festival, Ben Evans. &#8220;It&#8217;s a very special relationship.&#8221; Senior curator Vicky Broackes added, &#8220;We have a very exciting programme here at the V&amp;A and it is stunningly, notably, international.&#8221;
Before even setting foot inside the museum, the first installation to be housed in the new Sackler Courtyard was MultiPly – a collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) Waugh Thistleton Architects and structural engineers Arup. The installation, a cross between a maze and a treehouse, demonstrates the capabilities of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to solve both the environmental crisis and the housing crisis. “This is a live experiment – we’re testing, learning and feeding back
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LDF18: Hole & Corner Champion Craft at the London Design Fair

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-hole-corner-champion-craft-london-design-fair/bcp_design_milk_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/BCP_Design_Milk_01-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: Hole &#038; Corner Champion Craft at the London Design Fair" /></a>
                                The phrase &#8216;hole and corner&#8217; means &#8216;a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream&#8217; and seemed a fitting description for the British craftsmen and women that were the focus of the <a href="https://www.holeandcorner.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">independent magazine by the same name</a> when it was established five years ago. However, the phrase can also mean &#8216;insignificant&#8217; – and today nothing could be further from the truth, as evidenced by the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/british-craft-pavilion-0"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">British Craft Pavilion</a> curated by the magazine&#8217;s editors for the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a> (formerly known as Tent).
Based in St Ives in Cornwall, Dor & Tan create quiet homewares made from local clay using sustainable production methods. “The story of Dor and Tan began with a desire to break away from the disposability of modern life, to create objects with a more personal connection,” they explain. “We want our items to become cherished memories, that favorite cup you always pick when boiling
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LDF18: The London Design Fair Provides an Eclectic Mix of Craft and Design

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                                Likened by one design commentator to a &#8216;Moroccan bazaar&#8217; the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a> (formerly known as &#8216;Tent&#8217;) is an eclectic show, sprawling across three floors of the Old Truman Brewery in London&#8217;s East End, with work spanning disciplines and exhibitors ranging from recent graduates to fully-fledged design companies and even entire countries – the acoustic panels above were part of the Finnish Pavilion &#8216;Nordic Happiness&#8217; by Icelandic industrial designer, Katrín Ólína, for Finnish design house <a href="http://www.madebychoice.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Made by Choice</a>.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Lunar Chair is by Falmouth University graduate Felix McCormack. “This chair is about a commitment to simple geometry and really exploring the nuisances of what makes a chair comfortable,” he says. “I called it Lunar because of the hanging circular seat; it’s actually an ellipse to accommodate the curve of the backrest but is a perfect circle when you look at it straight on
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LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-100-forward-highlights-new-talent/design_milk_100_design_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/100-forward"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Forward</a> is a new section at <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival&#8217;s</a> trade show <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design</a>, curated by design journalist Barbara Chandler who asked seven established designers, each of whom launched their career at 100% Design, to nominate seven rising stars. &#8220;Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so,&#8221; says Barbara. &#8220;But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design?&#8221;
Surface print designer Ella Doran, known for her pioneering use of digital print technology, nominated Kyla McCallum’s origami and pleat inspired homewares (above). “I first met Kyla at designjunction in 2013,” says Ella. “I was struck by her display of folded and pleated papers, which seemed to echo in 3D form a similar source of inspiration to my
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IDS Vancouver 2018 + Design from Around Vancouver

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ids-vancouver-2018-design-from-around-vancouver/ids_vancouver-surface-depth/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/IDS_Vancouver-surface-depth-810x595.jpg" alt="IDS Vancouver 2018 + Design from Around Vancouver" /></a>
                                I always love attending <a href="http://vancouver.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IDS Vancouver</a> because they do a fantastic job of showcasing local design, and the Van design scene is one not to be missed. Beyond just the trade show, there&#8217;s been an expansion of exciting offsite shows and events surrounding IDS that demonstrate the growth of this design scene.
We sponsored The Mix, alongside LA Design Festival, which paired an LA designer with a Vancouver-based designer resulting in some great conversation and exhibitions offsite and some beautiful vignettes on the trade show floor. Featuring Hinterland (Van) x Bari Ziperstein (LA) and Ben Barber (Van) x Another Human (LA). Beautiful and fun cardboard booth space by Matthew McCormick. I loved the Finnish design booth, curated by Susanna Björklund, titled “What the HEL from Finland“! This particular bathroom vignette in the DXV-powered Open Studio / Retreat area was my favorite. Designed by Angela Robinson Interior
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Celebrating NYC’s Architecture and Design with Archtober’s Month-Long Festival

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-nycs-architecture-design-archtobers-month-long-festival/277fifthave_teasercrop_final3-2-hor/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/277FifthAve_TeaserCrop_Final3-2-hor-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating NYC’s Architecture and Design with Archtober’s Month-Long Festival" /></a>
                                <a href="https://archtober.org/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Archtober</a> (pronounced ark-tober) is a month-long festival in New York celebrating architecture, design and the city that created it. The event, now entering its eighth year, is organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with 60+ partners and sponsors across NYC’s five boroughs to bring you an exciting month of activities, programs, exhibitions, tours, talks, competitions, and parties.
You can grab a printed Archtober Guide available at the Center of Architecture, McNally Jackson Books, Housing Works Bookstore, and The Strand or visit Archtober for the full calendar of events but here’s a sneak peek of some of the events we’re excited for:

Buildings of the Day – October 1: One John Street, designed by Alloy \\\ Photo by Alloy/Laurian Ghinitoiu

One of the most popular attractions is the Festival’s Building of the Day where an architect will lead visitors on a walking tour to some of NYC’s new construction
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100% Design Returns to Olympia, London with All New Programs + Features

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/100-design-returns-olympia-london-new-programs-features/100-design-2017-photo-bysophie-mutevelian/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/100-design-2017-photo-bySophie-Mutevelian-810x540.jpg" alt="100% Design Returns to Olympia, London with All New Programs + Features" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">100% Design</a> is returning to Olympia, London for its 24th edition of the largest design trade show in the UK for architects and designers to discover the latest trends and talents during <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Festival</a>. Don’t expect a run-of-the-mill trade show because this year comes with a bevy of new changes, projects and highlights.
The show starts on September 19th, 2018 and runs through the 22nd. Register to attend here.

100% Futures: Foldability x Northern, designed by Kyla McCallum

At 100% Forward, a new segment in the show curated by Barbara Chandler (design editor of Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard), established designers who have launched their careers at 100% Design will highlight eight UK designers who they believe are about to take off. The industries these new talents hail from include furniture, lighting, printed/woven textiles, ceramics, origami and illuminated wallpaper.

designjunction Returns to London Design Festival with an All-Star Line-Up of Contemporary Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designjunction-returns-london-design-festival-star-line-contemporary-designers/designjunction_220318_gasholders-15478_-rev/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/DesignJunction_220318_Gasholders-15478_-rev-810x539.jpg" alt="designjunction Returns to London Design Festival with an All-Star Line-Up of Contemporary Designers" /></a>
                                Mark your calendars, <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Festival</a> is happening next month from September 15-23 and returning alongside it is <a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/home.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">designjunction</a>, now in its eighth year. From September 20-23, designjunction will take over London’s South Bank to host a variety of exhibitions, installations, retail experiences, talks and workshops showcasing the best of London and international design.

Icons of Denmark

Wästberg

There are three key venues: Doon Street (which will feature furniture, lighting, and retail experiences), Riverside Walkway (where the outdoor installations will take place), and Oxo Tower Wharf (where you can find all the brand activations, exhibitions and experiential events). On Doon Street, established international design brands and emerging designers will showcase their latest collections inside the two-floor purpose built super-structure, the largest build designjunction has ever undertaken.

New Tendency

New Tendency

There will be new faces at this year’s show including New Tendency, who will be showcasing their Bauhaus-inspired furniture,
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Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-detroit-first-unesco-city-design-month-long-design-extravaganza/eastern-market-after-dark/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Eastern-Market-After-Dark-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza" /></a>
                                Recently Detroit was designated as the first <a href="https://designcore.org/detroit-city-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UNESCO City of Design</a> and to celebrate, the <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Core Detroit</a> is transitioning the Detroit <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Festival</a> from a week-long series to a month-long design extravaganza! From September 1st to 30th, there will be events, special projects, and competitions all throughout the city to celebrate the best of Detroit design.
The full schedule is available at designcore.org but here are some of our favorite highlights: At the Shinola Canfield flagship store on September 7th, a presentation by NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO in partnership with DetroitIsIt and Shinola will explore how design practices of iconic designers like Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll are being implemented by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Turn, Hunt & Noyer, and more. Drinks and design? Now you’re speaking our language. On September 13th, hosted by Design Core Detroit and
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Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-detroit-first-unesco-city-design-month-long-design-extravaganza/eastern-market-after-dark/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Eastern-Market-After-Dark-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza" /></a>
                                Recently Detroit was designated as the first <a href="https://designcore.org/detroit-city-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UNESCO City of Design</a> and to celebrate, the <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Core Detroit</a> is transitioning the Detroit <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Festival</a> from a week-long series to a month-long design extravaganza! From September 1st to 30th, there will be events, special projects, and competitions all throughout the city to celebrate the best of Detroit design.
The full schedule is available at designcore.org but here are some of our favorite highlights: At the Shinola Canfield flagship store on September 7th, a presentation by NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO in partnership with DetroitIsIt and Shinola will explore how design practices of iconic designers like Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll are being implemented by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Turn, Hunt & Noyer, and more. Drinks and design? Now you’re speaking our language. On September 13th, hosted by Design Core Detroit and
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