It was an absolute joy to exhibit our products at London Design Fair this year. Our stand, beautifully tiled by Lapicida, was teeming with a huge variety of people; the experience was incredible, so thank you to everyone who came to see us!
Apart from us, however, there were so many other amazing stands. If you missed out, here’s a roundup of some of our favourites from the long weekend.
1. Design Milk’s “Milk Stand Pop-up”
One of America’s top design blogs travelled across the pond to lay out a plethora of stylish under-the-radar brands from a shortlist of curated designers. Being the only cash & carry booth at the fair, the pop-up shop was a big hit, featuring products from Chasing Threads, Goododerdering, Max ID NY & Mean Mail.
Featured in “Danish Living”, alongside a host of breath-taking Danish talent, was NICHBA. For us, founder Nichlas B Andersen stole the show with his simple yet magnificent metal pieces, really grasping the true idea of Scandinavian design. Starting out as a blacksmith’s apprentice, Andersen uses original, unique processes, but seamlessly blends classic and contemporary to form a huge array of pitch-black coloured homeware.
3. Ceramica Bardelli @ Altaeco
In the Italian Loft, we found Ceramica Bardelli. Part of the Altaeco group, this authentically Italian tile company blew our minds with their gorgeous hand-painted ceramics. With over half a century of history, C.B. are the self-professed authority of both the Italian and International ceramic scene; with each of their delicate creations brimming with Milanese flair, it seems undeniable.
4. Konk Furniture
Over at Hall 10, amid the plethora of impressive individual brands, was KONK! Furniture. Their crisp, contemporary designs drew our attention, with their selection of products – from bookcases to breakfast bars – putting cherry on top. The KONK! workshop uses wood to make a plethora of stunning, bespoke items and, what’s more, promises to plant a tree every time an order is made!
Also in Hall 10, the South African based Arkivio showed off their collection of hand-crafted homeware. Their refreshing style ideas match the newness of their company (being only 5 years old this year) but what they may lack in time, they make up for in passion. Stunning front-lit mirrors, geometric pendant lights & minimalist plant pot stands make up just a few of their ingenious designs… it would be interesting to see what the future holds for them.
6. Blue Patch
At the forefront of all things ethical, Blue Patch came to the Old Truman Brewery with the task of showcasing the finest selection of sustainable and eco-friendly British brands. From eco-furniture and ethical fashion to fair trade foods and organic produce, this stand had it all.