There were lights cameras and plenty of action at this year’s fair, which can only be described as a melting point of innovation. The London Design Fair 2018, is an annual 4 day exhibition held at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, that gives various types designers an opportunity to share their work with a new audience.
The exhibitors were spread across a total of 3 floors, each of which were split into different sections depending on country and materials used.
Creators from 36 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions from across the world gathered to showcase their work and with over 550 exhibitors to see, I was overwhelmed by the level of talent and creativity surrounding me.
With a natural eye for all things daring bold and show stopping, there were a few pieces that grabbed my attention.
So without further ado here are my top picks from the London Design Fair 2018.
Combining two of my favourite things, marble and a monochrome aesthetic I was instantly captivated by Un’common designs. Accented beautifully by subtle touches of millennial pink (which by the way is extremely on trend right now) the designer was able to create a classic, elegant piece that would add a bit of pizzazz to any living room.
Well well well, it looks like Studio 19 have once again brightened my day with their exquisite lighting. While the colour scheme is perhaps a little more vibrant this year, the top quality craftsmanship that I fell in love with last year remained ever present.
Extra And Ordinary x Massimo Cappella
Collaboration at its finest. Chic minalist innovation in all its splendour, this melding of two worlds created a variety of unique understated pieces, that would add a whole new layer of class to any room.
Each piece comes in an array of neajtral tones combining exquisite design with botanical beauty.
Who doesn’t love flowers? When they have been beautifully arranged the way that these flowers were it’s truly impossible to resist the allure. The colours alone would be enough to transform any room.
With florals like these I will definitely be taking more time to stop and smell the roses.
Plymouth College of Art
Bright, Bold and quirky these group of graduates were most definitely a show stopper.
Their designs incorporated an assortment of colours material and patterns.
The cherry on top had to be to me what looked like a snake, which was both vibrant creative and well crafted. Over 40 students displayed collections of work across a wide range of diverse disciplines; from ceramics to glassblowing, photography to fine art.
Not only were there some incredible innovators but some delicious bites to. I couldn’t end this post without giving a huge shoutout to Ole & Steen, for all the scrumptious treats. For all those that want to try them for themselves my personal recommendation would be Salmon, on Rye. It was so good that I actually forgot to take a picture…whoops(!).
So there you have it that’s a wrap on the London Design Fair 2018. I was blown away yet again by all the amazing designers and can’t wait to be back for next year’s fair. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there!