Fab finds at DesignJunction


There is something to be said about seeing, touching and testing out interior design accessories, lighting and furniture pieces and speaking to the designers of the products themselves, that gives you an added level of  appreciation of them. This is exactly what we did during the press preview of ‘designjunction’, one of the most innovative and cutting edge design shows during London Design Festival. So today we bring you more of our favorite finds from the show.  And don’t worry if you can’t make it to designjunction, most of these products are available to purchase during and after the show ends on clippings.com

1. Flying Rabbit Screen Print by London based designer Jo Robinson is part of a series that captures unexpected moments from the contented lives of a pig, a horse and a rabbit Designed by Ham. Whimsical and fun yet, modern at the same time! We captured the lovely Jo with one of her prints at Design Junction on our Instagram feed.

2. After salvaging a French street light from Lile, France, Trainspotters have spent the last year producing their own high quality version of the ‘French Streetlight’. We love the curvaceous lines, industrial feel and bold character of this light. Check out the product as seen by us at the show here.

3. ‘Haven’, designed by Freyja Sewell of Hush is a zen-like canopy which you sit under when you want to with-draw from the world.  It is made from biodegradable sound absorbing wool felt offers acoustic protection whilst providing an incredibly soft ambient glow. A LED light panel floats inside, providing a warm and soft light to focus your energy and calm the senses. Much larger and dramatic in real life and has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

4. Wellsummer Oblong Cushion is fun and colorful and would fit perfectly into any modern interior scheme.  British designer Lindsey Lang‘s inspiration for her designs comes from the bold and vibrant surroundings in London.

5. The limited edition Orange Knit plate by designer Kim Gorman of Gas art and design is made by hand. A labor intensive process that involves the design drawn out and then each strip of glass is hand cut and laid out in the design on to the kiln shelf. Fused by heat of 800c, the cold working finishes the piece – by grinding the glass with diamond coated tools to obtain a smooth flat surface. The plate is then returned to the kiln and refired at a lower temperature over a mould to ‘slump’ the glass into shape. We love the zingy colors and how the light relflects through this decorative plate.

6.  The British made Acorn one seater is created by husband and wife duo Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran, of Bark Furniture. Formerly cabinet makers, the quality of their craftsmanship comes across in their work. We love the fabric choice and mid-century modern feel to this piece. A new footstool for this chair was released at  Design Junction. Check the product as seen by us at the show here or on our Instagram feed.

7. For versatility, comfort and simple clean lines, we were drawn to the new four-leg stacking version of the Modus Hem chair designed by Pearson Lloyd. 
This clam shell chair has a simple steel outer frame that supports a lightweight and non-structural upholstered seat. Great for an office or public space!

8.Holy Cow’ cushion by Kangan Arora is made with a hand screenprint on a cotton/linen blend fabric. The festive pattern draws inspiration from the ‘king of the  road in India’ – the holy cow. Other colorful creations from Kangan Arora can be found in our previous post here.

9. The ‘InsideOut’ table and bench system is the first of a new range of outdoor furniture designed by Simon Pengelly for James Burleigh Ltd.  The bold yellow underside of this black outdoor table and bench immediately caught our attention. The outer surface is made from Richlite, a weather resistant matt laminate that develops a natural patina over time.   Subtle yet stunning at the same time.

10. Sketch Round Side Table by Kreis Design plays with shape, color and tactility. Inspired by a hand sketch, this side table is made from laser-cut & welded steel with a powder coat finish in bright red. These tables are made at a small factory near Sheffield, the historic centre of steel manufacturing in the UK. Beautiful in its own right as a sculpture, this versatile piece is a table and can double up as a stool too.



Design Lovers Blog is delighted to be working with designjunction as media partner and official blog partner. Watch out for our updates from the show 18-22 September 2013.

For more information on #designjunction, #lightjunction and brands at the show click here

All images sourced via Clippings.

See other favorite finds from Design Junction here.


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Jill Brandenburg is a Freelance Interiors Writer & Stylist and Co-Editor of Design Lovers Blog.
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2 Responses to “Fab finds at DesignJunction”
  1. nikki@kreisdesign.com' Nikki says:

    Just came across – thanks for featuring my Sketch table in red! See you at Designjunction next year :)

    • Jill says:

      Hi Nikki – our pleasure. Glad you have found us and hope you will enjoying following our blog.

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