London Design Festival 2017 – Cobus Round Up

Welcome to London Design Festival 2017’s highlights tour!

Back in 2003, Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans conceived an idea to promote the UK capital’s world-leading creative and design activity. The annual London Design Festival was born. What began as a small event with just a few unofficial happenings across the city, has grown into one of the largest design-led events in the world. Despite being replicated in many other major cities, London is still one the largest, and most popular design festivals.

London Design Festival - Cobus

On the bill

During the festival there are over 400 different projects and events being staged across the whole of London. From large-scale trade fairs to small, intimate gallery viewings the range of activities is certainly varied. Over 300 different artists and companies get involved in exhibiting and the atmosphere couldn’t be better.

We’ve been so inspired by what we saw over the week. We can’t wait to start incorporating some of the new trends, features and brands we encountered into our client’s #InspiringSpaces.

Having packed in a wide variety of events across the week, here are some of our highlights…

Design Frontiers

Hosted at Somerset House from Sept 18th – 24th, Design Frontiers is a collection of small exhibitions from 30 international designers, all recognised for their progressive approaches to design. From luxury jewellers, to automotive, fashion, furniture and tech, the sectors are all different – the commonality is a desire to create something new, and game-changing. We saw some incredible designs on our visit and learnt some remarkable things – such as Jaguar still hand-carve their car models, from clay, by hand! We were also thrilled to see one of our #PerfectPartners, Allermuir, there with a stunningly designed exhibition space…

 

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Pigeons by Christien Meindertsma

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Background(s) by Maria Jeglinska

 

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Air Access (seating innovation for disabled passengers on flights) by Priestman Goode

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Rise Table and All Platic Chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Jijibaba fashion range designed by Jaime Hayon and Jasper Morrison

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Jijibaba fashion range designed by Jaime Hayon and Jasper Morrison

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Axyl cafe furniture range produced in collaboration between Allermuir and Benjamin Hubert.

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Axyl cafe furniture range produced in collaboration between Allermuir and Benjamin Hubert.

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Allermuir’s stunning exhibition podiums

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Luminious Reflections lighting range designed by Tord Boontje for Swarovski

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

A book of 250 random facts and figures produced by Pentagram, including such trivia as: ‘The average temperature in the UK in 2016 was 9.4°C’

London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus

Jaguar still hand-carving their scale model cars in clay for NPD

Design Junction

Celebrating its 6th year this year, Design Junction is an interactive trade show designed to bring architects, interior designers and buyers together with leading design brands. The event ran from the 21st to the 24th September and was hosted in the progressive Kings Cross district. Design Junction also hosts annual events in Milan and New York.

Design Junction, Cobus

The Gateways Installation

 

Design Junction, Cobus

Teacups chandelier by Blackbody lighting

 

Design Junction, Cobus

Gorgeous blooms from Bloomon UK

 

 

Design Junction, Cobus

Stunning driftwood table by Tamasine Osher

100% Design

100% Design is one of the largest and longest-running design trade shows in the UK. Focusing on home and workplace design and build elements, it’s a fantastic show full of some of the top global brands. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the #InspiringSpaces on display.

 

 

 

100% Design, Cobus

Ha Ha Table & Chairs by Steuart Padwick

 

100% Design, Cobus

Design Heure’s stylish stand

 

100% Design, Cobus

Feathered lighting by Vita

 

100% Design, Cobus

Bold and beautiful bikes by Martone Cycling

 

100% Design, Cobus

Fun and funky lighting from The Workshop Below

 

100% Design, Cobus

The Workshop Below

 

100% Design, Cobus

Dolly light by Louise Hederstrom

 

Design Junction, Cobus

Fun nature-inspired furnishings from MeroWings

Roll on #LDF2018

There was just so much to see this year we simply can’t share it all in pictures. Do take a look at our Instagram feed for more of what we saw. It has been yet another bumper year at #LDF2017 and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.

Thanks to the organisers and everyone who took part for making it such an inspirational week.

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