There was a real feeling of weighty honest design, authentic materials and bright, joyful colour at Tent London this year. Here are few of the things that really made me smile.
Venus of Cupertino is so round and smooth, I couldn’t help but give her porcelain back a little stroke. She’s gorgeous, her heavy breasts resting against the glass of the ipad as it charges.
Laura Smith showed her submerged series, I love her bright turquoise coral inspired glass.
The clever Za stool from miso soup design is in two parts which come apart easily.
AOI cycle showed some almost indecently good looking bikes.
Sarah Turner creates ingenious sea-creature like lighting out of waste plastic bottles
Wooden keyboard from Oree! Sorely tempting and gorgeous to type on.
Bubble tank by Psalt design. So lovely and weighty!
Bamboo Smartphone from Adzero. This thing is so gorgeous I want to lick it.
Cozy Shelter by Lambert Kamps is an inflatable den – a wonderful childlike space.
Dennis Parren’s CMYK lamp threw bright shadows across the space
Duhovich‘s lighting is wonderfully characterful and steampunky – his other work is well worth a look! I’d love to do a photoshoot with these things.
Coworks Creative shared their mathematical and well considered thinking behind their geometric me-far bowls – each one progresses in the number of sides on each face and the shapes fan out proportionally as a result.
And finally the colours in this “bliss” fabric design by parris wakefield made me grin like an idiot. Look at that turquoise!
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