Highlights from the London Design Festival

There is so much to see at this year’s London Design Festival that my head is spinning. It will take time to digest, but in the meantime these are my highlights:

1. Xenia Moseley’s ladder for Richard and Ab Rogers. Part of the Wish List project on show at the V&A, this is a thing of simple, functional beauty with an added surprise in the shape of a leather slung seat and a folding table.

Richard Rogers & Xenia Moseley Wish List Ladder for Benchmark
Richard Rogers & Xenia Moseley Wish List Ladder for Benchmark

 

2. The Landmark Project by Airbnb in Trafalgar Square. Four little houses presenting four personal visions of what home means. My favourites are by Patternity and Raw Edges – the latter a brilliant response to the problem of small space living.

A Place called Home, Patternity for Airbnb
A Place called Home, Patternity for Airbnb
A Place called Home, Raw Edges for Airbnb
A Place called Home, Raw Edges for Airbnb

3. Lorna Singleton and Sebastian Cox’s Swill collection for The New Craftsmen because it brings together two young craftspeople using traditional skills to create contemporary pieces for sale in the heart of Mayfair.

Swilling at The New Craftsmen
Swilling at The New Craftsmen

4. Paul Kelley’s burnished bronze building blocks.

Bob System by Paul Kelley
Bob System by Paul Kelley

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