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Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Powell’

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

plate by Louise Wilkinson
Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson.

As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I look forward to catching up with each year. Here is my round up of the best soft furnishings and homewares brands I found. Wall art, furniture and lighting will follow in my next blog, though this delineation is pretty arbitrary since many brands happily encompass all aspects of interior design.

Tent London Cushions Melanie Porter
This outrageous outsize knitted cushion is by Melanie Porter, who was trained at Central Saint Martins and turned her hand to soft furnishing design after ten years working as a designer for international fashion brands. read more

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Tent London 2013 Preview: Best of Tent London 2012

As design lovers gear up for Tent London 2013 I bring you a selection of my favourite discoveries in 2012. Many are bound to be showcasing again this year... so let's whet our appetites.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It comes on hard after London Fashion Week, but I always make sure to get along to Tent London at the Truman Brewery: for this huge and sprawling exhibition is […]

New Designers 2012: Illustration Graduate Shows and One Year On Review

Excellent work from a couple of University of Hertfordshire students and a selection of previous graduates now working as designers, showing in the One Year On section.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my selection of best illustration finds at Nottingham Trent and Cambridge School of Art, here is my final selection of finds at New Designers 2012 part two. […]

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

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 […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Surface Design Graduate Show Review

I'm such a sucker for a good bit of surface design: my favourite work came from Marte Bless Liland, Nicole Anson, Rebecca Rawlings, Chevonne McKenzie, Rachel Powell and Natasha Lawless.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Perspex origami from Sarah King of Norwich University of the Arts. Straight away I will confess that it’s really a bit arbitrary what is determined textile design and what is […]