London Design Festival: Day 2
I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London. The neighborhood is a good deal scrappier than where I was in the west yesterday, but the place was positively abuzz with energy. I adored the small show I saw called "Living Room" in the shop Luna and Curious, and had a fine time wandering around the handful of blocks bounded by Old Street, Great Eastern Road, and the Shoreditch High Street. Here are the highlights.
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We are, without a doubt, big fans of the work of Scottish-born, London-based Donna Wilson. She made her name in textiles, but has proved to be a whiz with furniture, too; Her collaboration with British brand SCP includes the
and her fantastic family of
and now Eadie, an armchair upholstered in Wilson's Nos Da fabric.
Donna Wilson does textiles like no other designer out there today. Ernest is one of a pouffe trio—Frank and Henry complete the threesome—that showcase the Scottish lass's take on a rotund wooly jumper.
Statement sofas needn't be staid models of straight lines and solid colors. Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British brand SCP—brings a bit of fun to the living room, and we'd very happily lounge on this bright settee.
- We Dwellers are huge fans of Donna Wilson's charming and crafty designs, and have highlighted many of her products online and in the magazine, including her egg cups, pouffes, house blanket,…
- Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here.
No need for dull introductions. These playful pouffes by Scottish textile maven Donna Wilson have more personality than any old Tom, Dick, or Harry, and they’ll be more than pleased to make your (rear end’s) acquaintance.
The blustery winter weather we've been experiencing has us itching for cozy knits to help keep us warm. Made from 100 percent lambswool, this Icelandic-patterned mini blanket by Scottish design maven Donna Wilson is just what the season ordered.
Weekday mornings might be rushed, but come Saturday and Sunday there's nothing better than sitting around in sweatpants, reading the paper, and enjoying a leisurely breakfast. If soft boiled eggs are your speciality, place your perfectly yolky fare in these hand-made, hand-printed bone china cups from Scottish designer Donna Wilson. Her delicate and infectously offbeat drawings bring a bit of fun to brunch, and would look nice on the counter come Tuesday when there's no time to indulge.