London's 100% Design
Albeit with more drizzle and more crowded aisles, 100% Design in Earls Court, London, resembles New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in that it is small and easily digested. 100% Design has its share of big-booth brands and practical tools, materials and production processes for the foot soldiers of the interior design industry but this year, it also featured interesting international contingents from Chile, Norway, Korea and the UK, and a couple of strong examples of booth design, one by Dutchman Ben van Berkel’s UN Studio and the other by Paris-born, New York-based designer and musician Sebastien Agneessens for, of all things, a Turkish real estate developer-cum-design lab called Nef.
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- The annual London Design Festival attracts both emerging and established creatives, who gather each fall to present their latest creations.
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- Last year at Dwell on Design our pals at Italian website designboom curated the wonderful show Kitchen Ecology. This year they’re back with a passel of new domestic products from all over Asia.
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- You can have your pick of a wide assortment of couches, chairs and tables at the 100% Design trade fair at Earl's Court in London, but some of the objects that made the biggest impression were the…
Digital cameras have all but eliminated the epic slideshows that used to follow nearly every family vacation, but this light from London's own Suck UK makes the medium shine brightly again. Slip your slides (existing ones will work, or you can look up services that will convert your standard photos) into the slot and flip on the flourescent bulb for an illuminated trip down memory lane.
- London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes.