The London Design Festival has so much going on that it is impossible to see everything and take it in. That’s why I concentrate on a few smaller shows as well as the obvious targets. As I have a connection with the Royal College of Art I’m often updated on the activities of former students I’ve met.
This time it was Pia Wustenberg who told me about their show, Material Subconscious a group display held in the dimly-lit Gothic Room of the Gore Hotel. I’m afraid my photos aren’t great this time so please click on the links for more images. The theme was innovative ways with materials explored by these designer-makers often in collaboration. Please visit their websites for more information.
Sarah Colson’s lacy safety pin lamps had a Gatsby-esque feel. The use of a ready-made to create something whimsical is explored in her other work.
This image is actually from Utopia & Utility, Pia and her brother’s brand on show at Design Junction as my photos at the Gore hotel didn’t come out well at all. You hopefully get the idea though.
Hina Thibaud‘s friendly-looking Buzz lights are available in 2 different sizes. They give out a bright yet atmospheric light and as the small ones are battery operated, are portable too.
The interest in these dishes by Silo Studio wasn’t immediately apparent until I learnt that the patterns had been created using magnets.
Recent art & design graduates as well as more established artists and makers are often featured here; I particularly enjoy following career progress and always ask to be kept informed – so take that as a hint!