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Tent London 2011 Review: Best Lighting Design

Lighting design was not particularly in abundance at Tent London, but I loved a glow-in-the-dark ghost lamp by REthinkthings, blown glass shades by Curiousa & Curiousa and etched wood veneer lamps by Rachel Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tent London 2012 review -Curiousa & Curiousa
Hand blown glass lighting by Curiousa & Curiousa.

I have been collecting fabulous lamps since I first started to scavenge second hand stores as a teenager. Here’s what caught my eye at Tent London this year.

Tent London 2012 review -Curiousa & Curiousa
Tent London 2012 review -Curiousa & Curiousa
Tent London 2012 review -Curiousa & Curiousa
I adored these jewel-like blown glass lamps by Curiousa & Curiousa from the Derbyshire town of Wirksworth. Each lampshade is traditionally blown without moulds so that any shape, size or colour can be achieved according to a client’s wishes.

Tent London 2012 review -Kaspa REthinkthings
I was immediately attracted to the Kaspa glow-in-the-dark lamp by REthinkthings on the 5ml stand. What fun, and a great xmas present for kids, both small and slightly larger… The 5ml Design Collective is a partnership between Ilsa Parry, Michael Cloke and Tom Sutton that aims so support and nurture up and coming design.

Tent London 2012 review -Rachel Powell
I first spotted Rachel Powell‘s clever wood veneer lampshades at the New Designers graduate showcase this summer. Since then her business has been growing at such a rate that she was able to take part in this much more professional industry showcase.

Take a peek at my review of the ceramic design at Tent London, the surface design at Tent London and the best furniture at Tent London too.

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