Tent London is always a great place to spot new talent during London Design Festival and here are some of our favorites that we scoped out.
Andy Murray calls his candleholder Frank – new in yellow for Tent it’s made from copper, resin, and honeycomb concrete, making it surprisingly light.
Victoria Umansky’s new collection is made from sustainable and organic hemps and cottons, and all hand-printed, crafted, and sewn in Victoria’s studio in West London. I love the neon color pops in an otherwise understated palette.
Inspired by warm Mexican hospitality, Piel Cacahuate by Beatriz Georgina Lamas De Anda is a set of snack bowls each one exploring a different copper finish.
Kate Farley was exhibiting at Tent London for the first time, with her collection of fabrics, wall coverings, and accessories inspired by British formal gardens.
The Random Light by Studio If was possibly my favorite find of the festival – pulling one copper tab slowly extinguishes the lights one by one, and pulling the other one switches them back on – in a different order every time.
It was great to see Vera & Kyte in residence with their Prop Up Chair and Ottoman. They were also showing their Apparel room screen in green for the first time at 100% Norway.
I love the Olly Stool by Junction Fifteen in yellow, a new take on the traditional tri-symmetric stool, with fun bowling ball style finger holes for lifting and positioning.
Zoe Murphy’s new strategy for staying creative is to travel somewhere new as inspiration for her annual collection – this year she headed off to Mexico and her “Mexico to Margate” collection is the result. What a great idea!
Finally, the inspirational Sebastian Cox launched his Underwood Collection of furniture using his trademark coppiced hazel – this time using the pieces often left over by traditional furniture production and leaving it in as close to its natural state as possible. I’m a huge fan!