September is always a really interesting time of year in the design world; together with the change from flip-flops to boots we are invited to attend a whole host of amazing design shows. One of my favourites of these shows is Tent London, held in the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch this show always produces something wonderful that gets you instantly thinking of how you can push your designs further, make more of your space and widen the choices you offer clients. This year’s tent was no exception; in fact it was by far the most inspirational yet.
This year I was super impressed that Tent actually took over the ground floor area of the brewery which was transformed beautifully from its normal market stalls and gorgeous food to a sleek and modern design show – the space was almost unrecognisable! The show really made the most of the different levels available to it and it flowed together from level to level very easily – I loved it!
These are a few of my favourite selections from the show…
First up, and the first things that hits you as you come through is Portuguese company Ginger & Jagger’s collaborative stall with Munna. The Walnut cabinet is simply beautiful (although I think it would be greatly improved with slow close hinges!) and will make a fantastic feature piece for future designs as it would work great as bedroom storage or even as a bar in a formal lounge!
The detailing is fantastic.
One of my favourite finds was Endesigns (http://www.endesigns.eu/) they do some amazing, quirky and very differently designed pieces. I love the floor tiles below (how cool would these be in a funky boutique hotel lobby?!)
Overall the show, I felt, was a great success and was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday as we woke up much more energized and excited to look in to all the new products on Monday morning!