Love classic beauty with a modern twist? Have a thing for designs with an urban appeal? Sitting on the edge of your seat because I’m describing you? Then you will be sorry that you missed the London Design Fair, which had all of the above and more.
The London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 29 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, and galleries.
As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 25,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.
Here is what happened when IndustryMe went behind the scenes for Treniq.
What happened on the day?
I was greeted by a huge queue that spanned not one, but two corners and was honestly quite anxious about not being able to get into the venue. I thankfully got in after about twenty minutes, which in hindsight was not as long of a wait as it seemed. Needless to say, I was surprised but also delighted at how many people there were. It was amazing to see so many people out to support such incredible talent.
The exhibitions were spread out across several rooms and three floors. There was an eclectic range of designs from several different industries. High end and luxury to modern urban chic. If you can imagine it the chances are it was probably there. I had the pleasure of seeing some exquisite lighting, beautiful furniture and stunning designs.
The fact that there were so many different countries represented, is a testament the wide range of talent the London Design fair recognises highlighting that regardless of our various cultural differences appreciation for art and design remain universal.
While I am by no means calling myself a design expert here are my personal favourites from the day.
Top exhibitors at The London Design Fair
If you want, chic innovation look no further. Simply put this garden in a frame was probably my favourite piece of the day. It is space efficient, low maintenance with the water lasting for 6– 8 weeks and comes in bespoke designs.
Handmade, bespoke lighting inspired by shapes, animals, and insects. Studio 19 combines old-school designs with a minimalist twist. The use of themes is subtle but very effective showcasing the beauty in simplicity.
Now this exhibition was about as magical as it gets. These designers have mastered the art of levitation through the use of magnets. This Swedish based company made my list simply because it brought the wow factor – what’s a fair without surprises? This was definitely one of the most memorable exhibitions of the day.
This designer immediately caught my eye through her profound use of colour. All her patterns are digitally printed playing with gradients and shapes. A clear geometric theme can be seen in her work as well as some variance in texture. Here cushions come in both silk and velvet, typically retailing for £135 Special Thanks to The London Design Fair for a great event and also to Treniq for a wonderful tour. After a wonderfully inspiring day some wine from When in Rome was a perfect finish.
About the author
Ray is a music and lifestyle blogger from London, England who has been writing since 2014. Starting off as a music writer doing mostly song reviews and artists interviews, Ray has now branched out into lifestyle covering a range of topics including interior design and food.
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