Whether part of a brand new collection in the case of Wrong for HAY, or a continuation of ideas in new forms – these are the pieces that caught our attention at London Design Festival 2013.
1. Iro by Jo Nagasaka for Established and Sons
The latest development in Nagasaka’s resin and wood furniture for Established & Sons sees the Japanese architect play with colour blocking, wood grain and translucent materials.
Photo Colin Streater.
2. Ripple Table by Benjamin Hubert
The British designer claims Ripple is the world’s lightest wood table. We saw the corrugated laminate table at Hubert’s Antecedents show at The Aram Gallery, but didn’t dare pick it up.
3. Formwork by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller
Industrial Facility turned its studio into a pop-up shop during LDF, showing this neat system of plastic storage containers that stack on your desk.
4. Racines by Ligne Roset
The French manufacturer showed its wares at Superbrands in East London, including Racines: a table topped with 8mm toughened grey glass and 1950s-style tapered legs.
5. Wrong for HAY
Finally we see the fruits of Sebastian Wrong’s new venture with HAY. No less than 30 pieces make up the new collection, including a functional rotating bar stool by Leon Ransmeier, a paper light shade by Bertjan Pot and vibrant prints by Nathalie Du Pasquier.
7. String Lights for Michael Anastassiades for Flos
Anastassiades’own house was the setting for two new lighting projects for Flos – String and IC. Like the designer’s impeccably tasteful home, the lights are striking and minimal with a touch of luxury.
8. Circus Sideboard by Studio Roso
The double-layered design of Circus Sideboard makes its glass doors appear to change colour when they shut.
10. Alex Meitlis for Hazorfim
These alluring objects caught our eye at 100% Design. Meitlis is the architect behind Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurant Nopi and this series of brass objects is a celebration of pure form.