LDF13: 100% Design Part 1 [VIDEO]

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

Katie Treggiden is a purpose-driven journalist, author and, podcaster championing a circular approach to design – because Planet Earth needs better stories. She is also the founder and director of Making Design Circular, a program and membership community for designer-makers who want to join the circular economy. With 20 years' experience in the creative industries, she regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Crafts Magazine and Monocle24 – as well as being Editor at Large for Design Milk. She is currently exploring the question ‘can craft save the world?’ through an emerging body of work that includes her fifth book, Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure (Ludion, 2020), and a podcast, Circular with Katie Treggiden.