2013 was another great year for 100% Design with the Emerging Brands and International Pavilion areas being particularly strong. We asked our favorite designers to tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind, and the making of, their products. Here are the first four – look out for Part 2.

I can almost picture the scene as Lorna Syson tells us “This Land’s End cushion was designed after a walk between Land’s End and Sennan Cove in Cornwall … the color of the sea … the waves crashing into the rocks … the birds all facing in the same direction because there was such a wind blowing up.”

And I love Young & Norgate’s Animate Bedside Table made from formica and solid walnut – they create the carcus and then cut it in half to incorporate the drawer runner, which is visible from the outside.

Young & Norgte

Our trip to LDF13 was supported by Airbnb.com.