The Telegraph’s top picks of the London Design Festival


I’m very lucky to be working with David Nicholls, Design and Interiors Editor at the Telegraph Magazine, assisting him with research, writing and assisting as a stylist on shoots. This week we published a list of the best things to see and do at the London Design Festival. You can view the Telegraph Magazine’s full list at the Telegraph’s web site http://www.telegraph.co.uk.

Here’s a selection of some of my favourites…

Tent

When Tent London launched two years ago it established itself as the heart of the east London LDF experience. Refreshingly, this is a consumer-friendly event, where the public is encouraged to meet the designers who are showing their work. This year there are four main parts to Tent London: Content is its focus, where established companies exhibit new work alongside up-and-coming names in design across furniture, lighting, digital media, ceramics, textiles and accessories; new this year is Tent Digital, which celebrates the best of digital and digitally enabled design; Talent Zone is for graduates and fledgling businesses; finally, the Your Space section of micro-shows and installations includes new launches from De La Espada with Autoban and Studioilse.

September 24-27, 2 Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 (020-7739 5561; tentlondon.co.uk).

 

 

Contemporary Ceramics

The 16 makers taking part in this show at Somerset House begin with a common starting point: clay. Where they go from here is wildly different. Artists include Geoffrey Swindell, Sophie Cook and Valéria Nascimento, whose Anemone installation is shown above. Until September 30, Somerset House South Wing, Strand, WC2 (020-7836 7475; cpaceramics.com).

 

 

The Family

Priscilla Carluccio’s design emporium Few and Far presents a collection of pots called the Family, produced by second-year Central Saint Martins ceramics students. Few and Far will also be launching its new British-themed autumn collection of craft and furniture.

September 24-27, Few and Far, 242 Brompton Road, SW3 (020-7225 7070; fewandfar.net).

 

 

Luggage reclaimed

Orsola de Castro, the founder of the recycled fashion label From Somewhere, and the designer John Teall have come together to create unique pieces from items bought at an auction of luggage left at Heathrow airport. The new pieces include this wedding dress, featuring a panel from a tourist’s T-shirt.

Until September 27, Eco Age, Chiswick High Road, W4 (020-8670 6059; fromsomewhere.co.uk).

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