Continuing my very late review of the 2014 edition of Tent London, here is some wonderful furniture, lighting, jewellery and other finds.
First of all, Snarfle astride a knitted rocking sheep (top) by Melanie Porter, who is also responsible for these sophisticated shadow lights woven with metallic thread.
These lovely ceramic ducks are by Haidee Drew.
Sevak Zargarian made these beautiful porcelain bowls, and has recently completed some awesome pendant lights for Heals.
These stunning inlaid wood cabinets are by Turner Furniture.
More amazing marquetry in a mirror surround by Christine Meyer-Eaglestone.
Daniel Heath created this Memphis inspired printed wood coffee table using a new printing process. I just love the pattern and what an innovative idea!
And now for something pretty unique: Tumbling Blocks glass plates by Nicholas Collins.
The London Met University took a stand at Tent, and I particularly liked this fluoro illustration by Korinna Mei Veropoulou.
Flying acrobats featured on the new range of Melody Rose china mugs.
Chromatic jewellery by Inca Starzinksy gives a new twist to perspex.
On a similar tip are these colour wheel balls by Kolormondo, created to help designers.
I first met the lovely Lisa of Summer Will Be Back when I visited her studio in Copenhagen. These origami mobiles are a beautiful addition to her print based ranges. I am very impressed by how prolific Lisa is.
Manufract jewellery from Germany features some unusual broken maple and resin pendants.
At the Irish showcase I was drawn to playful ceramics by Andrew Luddick.
These fun ‘Chalet’ tables are by Woodenleg.
Cardiff based Louise Tucker makes gorgeous woven lampshades.
This geometric optical jewellery is by Clare Willard, currently stocked in the Design Museum.
Humorous ceramics by Claire Loder stood out as hand made craft objects in a more design orientated show.
These stylish monochrome woven lampshades (I sense a theme) are From Africa.
These giant metal gong balls were an eye catcher at the Korean showcase.
Finally, I absolutely love the Platonic Solids inspired collection by new brand Alfred and Wilde from designer Simon Mitchell. These mugs come in 5 designs and are fired with dishwasher safe 9ct gold. I had a great chat with Simon, who still works two days a week in a marketing job to support his dream to run his own design brand. Simon contributed writing about the Platonic Solids for my 10th anniversary book That Which We Do Not Understand, and I recently interviewed him here.
All of these images were first shared on my instagram feed.
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