Furniture by Anthony Hartley.
This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme of the product design world held court at the Truman Brewery, look and I’m here to bring you the best of the bunch. First up my favourite bits of furniture design.
Beautiful and very unique furniture from Anthony Hartley; waves of colour splashed across drawers and curved around walls in long shelving units.
Czech designer Jan Plechac showcased versions of his favourite chair designs in wire.
Furniture makers Squint were showcasing a collaboration with the London Transport Museum – using classic hardwearing Moquette fabrics (familiar from the tube) within their trademark patchwork upholstery designs.
What a brilliant idea for a chair cum bookcase from Italian company Nobody&Co. Obviously inspired by the same problems I have: an overwhelming number of books with no home.
What a hit: bold 50s influenced textile designs on simple modernist furniture from the well established brand Ercol.
Oversized household objects become kitsch furniture thanks to Goldsmiths trained Alex Garnett.
Tetronimoes by Shell Thomas were created by invitation from JJAM Curators’ Collective – what an ace idea for a kids’ playroom. Visitors were encouraged to use the velcro strips to rearrange the cushions and create new shapes of furniture.
My new favourite new chair comes from the Rex range, straight out of Slovenia. So comfortable, I want this rocker now.
Alison of Speller Milner design is a RCA graduate who makes elegant furniture topped with pretty graphic decoration.
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