Innovation, research, coherence, new materials and flexible solutions.
Since 1973 Agape has been a reference point for high-end Made in Italy bathroom design projects.
Innovation, research, coherence, new materials and flexible solutions.
Since 1973 Agape has been a reference point for high-end Made in Italy bathroom design projects.
The original company began in 1855 and 72 years ago George Carwardine, a car suspension engineer invented the desk light that utilized an ingenious system of balance using springs and the Anglepoise was born. It has since become widely viewed as an example of timeless British design. With the involvement of the founder’s great great grandson, Simon Terry, and Industrial Designer Kenneth Grange the company has evolved to become a design driven business.
Simon Terry, Director of Anglepoise Ltd said: “After 70 years of Anglepoise tradition, and 150 years of manufacturing we have always felt that it was important as a family business to rejuvenate the ideas that made us innovators in the first place. The new TypeC is at the heart of that journey “
Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture in their workshop in Dorset. Their designs are archetypal, calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork. It is the spirit and functionality of these honest forms of furniture that Another Country endeavor to re-interpret for a modern customer. Another Country was founded in 2010 and designs all the products in-house. It aims to deliver quality and longevity at fair prices – their products are built to last, in terms of construction, style and the environment, with everything made from FSC certified solid wood in the UK.
In 1998 Anthony Dickens founded his London product and furniture design studio to create simple, functionally innovative and thought-provoking objects, subverting archetypal forms and re-imagining the everyday things that surround us. Initially designing and manufacturing his own range of lighting, Anthony’s work is diverse, often bridging the gap between product design and communications. Anthony has worked for Audi, Veuve Clicquot and Red Bull bringing the essence of brands to life. In 2006 he achieved notable success with the launch of the Origami Table, a range of dinning, side and coffee tables. It won the Elle Decoration Best Table Award 2007 and is now produced by Innermost. The Anglepoise® Fifty, a light that encapsulated the Anglepoise® brand and story, was shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Design Awards and is now part of the London Design Museum collection. Other notable products include the Around Clock for Lexon and the Scoot pizza cutter for Joseph Joseph.
ANYTHING is a collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and Japanese company Suikosha. Following the success of their debut collection of stationary products, which picked up a RED DOT award and consequently the BLUEPRINT award for best new design company, ANYTHING will showcase this simple collection of beautiful stationery products at designjunction.
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name. Artek’s comprehensive furniture system is based on the original idea of standards and systems, which has its origin from Alvar Aalto’s L-system. The standard and system thinking makes the furniture range versatile and allows it to be customised for individual projects. Artek’s furniture can be found in various types of spaces; from public spaces to homes, museums to schools and hotels to offices.
Assemblyroom creates classic contemporary furniture which is comfortable, durable and refined. Assemblyroom’s furniture is manufactured employing the best of British craftsmanship and uses the highest quality materials that have been carefully selected for their function, aesthetics and sustainability. Assemblyroom’s furniture is made by hand and to order.
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Authentics works at the forefront of contemporary design, supplying and developing products in collaboration with some of the leading lights and rising stars of the design world. Our exclusive collection of lighting, furniture and accessories is available through selected retailers and has been helping architects, developers and interior designers set the mood and style for projects in both the commercial and private sectors for almost 30 years.
Benchmark resolved to develop a concept for this year’s festival that would demonstrate not only their craftsmanship and design but also their innovative thinking and ability to deal with difficult and complex design problems. They’ve come up with an extraordinary exhibit – a gigantic 11m table.
The table will be made from a log that took 6 months to locate. It is the longest planked oak log that any of Benchmark’s sources in the timber trade has ever known. To machine the log, Benchmark has had to cut holes through the walls on either side of the workshop. It might be expected that a table of these proportions would need a substantial under frame but this table will deliver long, clean lines with minimal interference from the under structure as a result of an inventive design and intelligent use of materials.
Established by Terence Conran and Sean Sutcliffe in 1984, Benchmark is a design led manufacturer of furniture, specialist woodworking and metalwork that has built its reputation on a relentless attention to detail and finish. Combining traditional quality with modern technology, it has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and installation of furniture for offices, public institutions, hotels, bars, restaurants and private homes as well as complex architectural joinery. Benchmark also has its own furniture collection by leading designers such as Terence Conran, Russell Pinch and Jens Risom which it sells direct from the workshops in Kintbury, West Berkshire.
Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 120-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company and continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture design and production. During the past 10 years, President Jerry Helling has assembled an extraordinary creative team that has positioned Bernhardt Design as one of the leading international design companies with a roster of world-class talent.
Welsh born Bethan Gray is one of Britain’s most celebrated furniture designers best known for her liveable, honest and warm designs.
She has attracted the attention of major international retailers including a collaboration with John Lewis’ Design Collective, which carries the exclusive Noah and Casper collections, The Conran Shop, Liberty London and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.
Most recently Bethan has established the G&T collection – a collaboration with Thomas Turner. G&T focuses on the design and manufacture of contemporary yet timeless families of elegant products using intriguing and seductive combinations of natural materials, adding exciting and elegant detail.
Bocci is a young contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada and best known for their chandelier installations and custom fabrications of extremely large proportions. Bocci is dedicated to making objects which have meaning, value and worth which, it believes, transcends the patterns of consumption of our lives. Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Randy Bishop, who continues to own and operate the company along with its Creative Director Omer Arbel, Bocci remains a one off in its commitment to sustainability allowing it to move into numerous areas of product design including lighting, glass and furniture. Based in Vancouver, with an office in Berlin, Bocci’s products are all made at its Canadian headquarters. Its glass atelier thrives on bespoke commissions and is able to work with great flexibility and versatility on custom colour compositions to match the vision and needs of their clients.
Bolon offers unique design with a focus on superior quality, innovative flooring. All Bolon floors are produced for public environments with a focus on hotels, retail and offices. By running its own product development and production facilities, Bolon is able to bring great flexibility and delivery assurance to projects of all sizes.
Bolon supplied by Flooring Concepts
Bulthaup acts right at the point where architecture creates quality of life.
The company develops, designs, produces and markets bespoke systems for living spaces. These systems are comprehensive solutions offering perfect functionality and ergonomics, created to satisfy even the toughest architectural and design demands.
Bulthaup is regarded as the industry’s visionary and trendsetter. Geared towards the needs of a changing society, individual customer needs and architecture, bulthaup’s products set trends and represent milestones in kitchen history.
Founded in 1946, Cappellini has become synonymous with contemporary, avant-garde design. In 2004, Cappellini became part of the Poltrona Frau Group and over the years it has launched some of the world’s greatest designers, producing innovative and high quality furnishings divided into the following collections;
Collezione comprises of products made in collaboration with contemporary designers. Iconic pieces can be seen throughout the world – Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art in New York and the George Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Sistemi focuses on the production of modular furniture and solutions for residential and office areas. It is a combination of design and advanced technologies in line with the company’s traditional craftsmanship approach
Progetto Oggetto entrusts international designers from a variety of cultural and traditional backgrounds with the task of designing home furnishing accessories.
Cappellini’s Contract division puts the aesthetic styles of internationally famous designers in touch with architects and planners around the world, in particular in the hospitality sector: restaurants, hotels and spas.
Cappellini is available worldwide. Its flagship stores are located in Milan, Paris, New York, Los Angeles,
Carl Hansen & Son celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. Only a few family-owned companies make it this far. Even fewer are the furniture manufacturers that span a century of changing tastes and technologies. But it is truly rare that the fortunes of a high-end furniture producer are so closely connected to just one designer. The cooperation between Carl Hansen & Son and Hans J. Wegner began in 1949 – and was a turning point for them both.
Cassina, founded by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, launched industrial design in Italy during the 50’s. The company, pioneering and innovative, was the first to work side by side with architects and designers with differing backgrounds, encouraging them to envision fresh designs, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company today.
In 1964 the Cassina I Maestri Collection began with the acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights to reproduce models designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand.
Over the years this collection has exclusively brought together some of the most iconic furniture by the great architects of modern classics working in close collaboration with the heirs and official foundations (Gerrit T. Rietveld, Charles R. Mackintosh, E. Gunnar Asplund, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand and Franco Albini).
Today many important Italian and international designers and architects have collaborated and continue to collaborate for the Cassina I Contemporanei Collection including: Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, Mario Bellini, Gaetano Pesce, Rodolfo Dordoni, Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni.
Since 2005 Cassina has been part of the Poltrona Frau Group, worldwide leader in the high-end furnishing sector and international spokesperson for the best design made in Italy.
Established by Adam Atkinson in 2007 the company began with a simple idea to make bags using the discarded wool of the ancient Herdwick breed. CHERCHBI has developed into a leather goods and accessories brand. Modern designs draw inspiration from Britain’s creative, cultural and manufacturing heritage. They are crafted in a robust, traditional quality using natural, British materials including vegetable-tanned English saddle leather and Herdwyck No.10 wool tweed. Key styles in the 2012/13 collection feature Tamasyn Gambell designs screen-printed directly onto the house tweed. Available from Dover Street Market in London.
Chorus manufacture and distribute design led contract furniture for use in both the workplace and public institutions.
Their mission is to provide products of integrity that represent excellent value for money and which are relevant in todays demanding marketplace. From first contact with the customer to final installation, they aim to make this process an enjoyable one.
Added Value?, a new touring exhibition from the Crafts Council, launches at this year’s designjunction.
Responding to current economic trends, Added Value? will question the value of contemporary craft within the current landscape of branding and luxury. Investigating differing perceptions of value, the exhibition will explore the increasing desire for authenticity, quality and craftsmanship, which is redefining our understanding of luxury.
Added Value? features contemporary, high-quality and bespoke objects by makers Zoe Arnold, Bompas & Parr, carréducker, Simon Hasan, Tracy Kendall and Oliver Ruuger. Through the work of each maker, Added Value? will question how and why we value objects and whether craft is a new language for luxury.
Join Grant Gibson, Crafts magazine Editor, Simon Hasan, product designer and Bruce Montgomery, Professor of Design Craftsmanship at Northumbria University at 1.30pm on Friday 21 September, at designjunction as they discuss the exhibition themes in a talk hosted by Aidan Walker, director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme.
For more information about the exhibition visit www.addedvalue.org.uk
Images courtesy Crafts Council / Nick Moss
Dare Studio is an award winning British Design Company producing contemporary furniture and lighting products for luxury domestic interiors and high specification contract environments.
Established by Sean Dare in 2009, Dare Studio is a family run company championing the skills of the finest craftsmen and setting a benchmark for the very best in contemporary design and manufacture.
All of our pieces are hand made to order with an acute attention to detail. We use a combination of sophisticated techniques and the finest materials making each and every piece special, something we are very proud of.
We can offer bespoke flexibility throughout our range allowing all of our pieces to be tailored to the exact requirements of our customer.
Darkroom is an independent store and online shop based in Bloomsbury London, offering a carefully curated and eclectic mix of hand-made, unusual and one-off accessories for men, women and the home. Showcasing bold design from across the globe, Darkroom aims to bridge the divide between fashion and interiors.
For our pop-up shop at Design Junction, we will be showcasing some classic Darkroom pieces alongside our brand new collection, T-R-I-B-A-L-A-L-A, an eye-popping print collaboration with artist Camille Walala.
Beautiful designs: Beautifully made in Britain.
Davison Highley is a family company of British Craftsmen specialising in hand-built, design inspired, loose furniture with many years of experience.
We offer a choice of design styles to complement a designed environment.
With a family run history dating back 75 years, Davison Highley has a reputation of consistently producing work of the very highest calibre on time and cost effectively.
Our seating is designed and manufactured entirely in the UK at our High Wycombe workshops. In addition to our ranges of furniture and tables we also provide a full design, development and manufacturing service.
We ‘Delight in the Detail’ whether it be visible – such as the stitching, fabric fit, corners or legs or the invisible internal aspects where all the stapling is in careful straight lines.
Our craftsmen take pride in their work to the point that they put their name on their work as a guarantee of the company’s standard.
Our minimum standard is 100% No Fault Product.
diptyque is a demanding, visionary and passionate perfumer.
Founded in 1961 in Paris by three friends driven by the same creative passion.
They opened a shop at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain to showcase their avant-garde fabric designs and
decorative items from their travels.
In 1963 they launched the first diptyque candles and connoisseurs from around the globe
fell in love with the fragrances.
The first diptyque fragrance was launched in 1968.
During the last 50 years an incredible repertory of scents have been created.
Discipline is a new Italian design brand.
The name Discipline, which means order and competence, combines the method and the message at the origin: creating a new generation of furniture and accessories to lend emotion to the real life.
This is why each product is built with materials selected for their self-regenerating properties, such as wood, cork, bamboo, glass, natural textiles and eco upholstering, obtained by sustainable production methods. A set of features that flows together into an aesthetic pleasure made of tactile and olfactory emotions, which grow and customize on everybody own personality.
This unleash a strong and precise identity, that is created and displayed by the products and in all the project activities, based on a communication carefully and closely focused and on modern distribution.
We believe everyone should have the freedom to create their ideal lifestyles by shaping their living spaces.
Our role is to inspire customers with great products and knowledgeable service in an environment that is welcoming and stimulating. Our shop in Covent Garden offers a wide range of design furniture, lighting, accessories, tableware, kitchenware and stationery to contract and private customers. We focus on products that are functional, versatile, fun, unique and beautiful. We especially like to work with emerging talent through our Do Masters programme, where we select young designers from design school graduates and market their products in our store with most of the profits returned to the designers. We love labradors, roast chickens and Snoopy. When it’s hot and sunny we like a bit of gelato too.
The German company e15 is an internationally renowned design and architecture brand operating in the premium segment of the market. A modern, timeless design language, specially selected materials and highest quality German manufacturing are the brand’s most important characteristics. Co-founded in 1995 in London by architect Philipp Mainzer, e15 quickly developed into an internationally recognised brand with a distinct range of furniture.
At the heart of all e15 products is a consistent, substantial and unique sense of understated luxury. A natural desire to explore the diversity of cultures and creative approaches deliver an incredibly harmonious collection. Creative collaborations and influences from art, architecture and fashion among others, along with innovative use of high quality materials and surfaces propel e15 to an original standing in the international premium furniture market.
Collaborations with gifted artists and designers, such as Arik Levy, Stefan Diez, Mark Holmes, Hans de Pelsmacker, Philippe Allaeys, Bernhard Willhelm, Mark Borthwick and Farah Ebrahimi amongst others reflects e15‘s consistent aesthetic approach in design.
EOQ is a new brand based in Hong Kong. The brand is rooted in a spirit of enquiry and industrial adventure. Deliberately positioned within easy reach of the new frontier of manufacturing and innovation – we deliver classic design principles using a new and constantly evolving vocabulary.
Working with Michael Young on the first collections we aim to deliver perfectly executed future classics with a balanced offering of functions and finishes. We are committed to offering the highest quality and using the most sustainable methods.
EOQ is focused on developing products that are both accessible and useful.
Ice-white with a distinctive blue rim, Falcon Enamelware has been an icon of British home life since the 1920s. Now the classic kitchenware brand is being revitalized for the 21st Century, through a collaboration between Kiwi & Pom and Morse Studio and Peter Hames.
New colourways have been introduced to freshen the range whilst remaining true to the brand’s Britishness. Pillarbox Red and Pigeon Grey join the classic white and blue, and an updated ‘falcon in flight’ crest acts as a seal of authenticity on every product.
Founded in 1872, Fritz Hansen is one of the world’s leading design and manufacturers within premium furniture design. Fritz Hansen is renowned for its quality and collection of design icons through collaborations with some of the world’s most influential architects and designers.
Some of the most recognized designs within Fritz Hansen’s collection include the Egg™, Swan™ and Series 7™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen, the China Chair™ designed by Hans J Wegner and the PK22™ and PK80™ day bed designed by Poul Kjærholm.
The tradition and reputation of collaborating with some of the world’s finest creators is carried forward to this day through partnerships with international design stars such as Todd Bracher, Jaime Hayón, Kasper Salto and Cecilie Manz. The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ brand name celebrates this movement whereby designers of different nationalities, but with the same attitude towards design are creating furniture in the name of Fritz Hansen.
Fritz Hansen’s products are a natural choice for the furnishing of buildings created by leading architects worldwide and private home owners wishing to express their individuality and to make unique statements.
In late 2008, the firm GAN was born to cover all the textile section. In the countries where the company is becoming established, it is culturally difficult to connect the same brand with outdoor furniture and textiles, so GAN was the result of the need to make a difference between the two vectors of the company.
In only a few months, GAN has been able to shine with its own light, playing with the quick connection to the traditional Gandia Blasco brand. GAN keeps the quality standards of its origins, not for nothing is the textile market the one that consolidated the company and witnessed its international rise.
The company Gandia Blasco was born in Ontinyent (Valencia) in 1941. It started with the production and manufacture of blankets, an activity that continued for 40 years with considerable success.
In 1996, Gandia Blasco launched the first outdoor furniture collection, designed by the architect Ramón Esteve with the participation of José A. Gandía-Blasco himself. It is the collection ‘Na Xemena’, which continues to be the icon of the company.
Gandia Blasco enriches the variety and style of the products with the diverse languages of the designers working with them. Both the textile line, which is being commercialised since 2008 with the brand name GAN, and the outdoor furniture collections, are signed by prestigious professional designers, such as Jean Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, Marie Mees, Marisa Gallén, Sandra Figuerola, Ramón Esteve, Odosdesign, Francesc Rifé, etc.
Girsberger the Swiss Furniture manufacturer is delighted to be participating for the first time at this years ‘designjunction’ show in conjunction with the London Design Festival.
We shall have a stand of 20sqm and exhibit the most recently launched ranges that include our OTTO Lounge series with LINKED partition system, JACK Lounge chair and finally the innovative leaning stool SWAY.
For further details about our company please contact us at:
Tel: + 44(0) 207 490 3223
Fax: + 44(0) 207 490 5665
Danish design company Gubi develops beautifully crafted, innovative, timeless designs with global market appeal. Dating from 1930 to the present day,Gubi’s rich and varied portfolio includes the iconic 13-piece Bestlite Collection, 1950’s reissues by Greta Grossman, BarbaCorsini, Jacques Adnet and Mathieu Matégot, 1960’s pieces by Bonderup and Thorup and Jens Quistgaard and Gubi Olsen’s 1980’s distinctive upholstered furniture collection. Recent collaborations with contemporary designers, Komplot Design, GamFratesi, Henning Larsen and Paul Leroy, have resulted in award-winning designs, such as the Gubi Chair, designed by Komplot in 2003 and the Masculo chair, designed by GamFratesi in 2011.
Hierve is a boutique design consultancy based in Mexico City and London. The firm was established in 1999 by Alejandro Villarreal, with the purpose of serving society through high quality projects in architecture, product design, visual arts and the developing of business models. At the core of our belief system is the underlying idea that creativity should not serve itself, but should serve society as a whole.
Hitch Mylius is an award-winning British manufacturer of contemporary upholstered furniture, established by designers Tristram and Hazel Mylius in 1971. Our products are handmade to the highest standards of craftsmanship – each piece is made to order using top-quality materials, by a skilled and dedicated workforce based at our modern factory in north London.
For forty years we have been producing well-designed, high quality products whilst offering genuine value and responsive, reliable service. Clients benefit from a wealth of experience and our unique combination of manufacturing skills and design expertise. Delivery deadlines are consistently met and our staff are always prepared to do their utmost to accommodate clients’ requirements.
We offer a broad range of products to suit a variety of needs for corporate and residential interiors. Classic in-house designs sit alongside furniture from well-known and established names, as well as the result of our collaboration with young designers.
Iittala has been creating lasting design since 1881 when the company began producing glassware from a small factory in the village of Iittala in Finland.
Today the product range has grown to include porcelain tableware, cookware, cutlery, kitchen accessories as well as decorative art glass.
Working with some of the biggest names in product design. Iittala is renowned for its combination of strong design heritage and new design innovation.
IO Kids Design is a young British design company based in London. Our goal is to create contemporary innovative and high-quality design that can be enjoyed by children and adults too. Our concept is to create adaptable, long lasting and above all fun furniture that will grow with a child. Our furniture is characterised by uncluttered and clean lines. Its gentle curves and the exposed plywood edges give it a warm and friendly appeal whilst the idea of multifunctionality behind each piece ensures that the products can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Jake studied Industrial Design at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. He graduated in 1994 and began work designing retail interiors, working on shops, cafes and clubs. Jake then set up his own workshop, purchasing a mill and a lathe and started experimenting and developing products. His studio and workshop are now based in Clerkenwell.
Jake is happiest in the workshop trying to turn a paper concept into a reality and is proud that Motorlight is British designed and developed. His approach is to first conceive a product and control all processes through to manufacture – unusual in a world where product design is usually separate from the development and manufacturing side. Jake believes that having a ‘hands on’ approach to creating prototypes, testing and subsequently finishing products is an essential part of the design process.
Jake leads a small team of experienced design engineers in his studio. They focus their efforts on coming up with new product ideas that are visually stunning and go where no-one has gone before in providing innovative, functional benefits.
James Burleigh has recently relocated to much larger premises in Park Royal London in order to centralize the design and production of his contemporary tables and benches. His well-known signature style combines compact grade laminate with a choice of wood edgings to yield the Waldo, Waldo/45, Bosa, Osprey, EB18 and Jura. The recent focus has been on broadening the appeal of the existing range with the introduction of beautifully upholstered benches that offer comfort and style. Most of the products are available in any size up to 300 cms, over 100 colour finishes and a variety of wood edge options.
Jason Bruges Studio, formed in April 2002, design and build interactive installations across 3 key sectors. These sectors include architecture, art and brands.
The studio produces innovative and engaging spaces that connect people with their environment. The studio generates significant press interest and has received several prestigious design awards including The Lighting Design Of The Year Award for Platform 5 and more recently have been nominations for The Brit Insurance Design Of The Year for both Mimosa and The Green Box Project. The studio is currently working on many global projects including a distraction piece for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children on their route to surgery, an interactive artwork in a shopping mall in Shenyang, China, a public artwork for a new development in Toronto, Canada, 4 Olympic Games artworks in London, a super yacht in the middle east and a playground for a children’s hospice in Kuwait. Jason Bruges Studio prides itself on offering excellent client services including initial consultation on feasibility, concept design, detailed design, design consultancy, visualisation, product development, project build and installation. Clients are encouraged to make studio and workshop visits to see the creative ideas for their project come to life.
KI is a global provider of clean, simple and durable workplace and educational furniture, which is designed and made mainly in the UK. Founded in 1941, KI is composed of wholly owned subsidiaries of KI Inc (Krueger International) and is one of the world’s largest independent furniture manufacturing groups employing over 3,500 people. KI produces high quality, durable furniture bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources. KI is a recognised leader in the Business, Education, Healthcare and Government sectors. KI’s European headquarters is located at its central London Showroom and operations centre.
Founded by designer and art director Mia Wallenius and Artist Klaus Haapaniemi in 2010 the company focus on creating home textiles, limited edition furniture, rugs, ceramics and home accessories. Native of Finland the London based studio is influenced by nature, finnish folklore, fantasy and traditional decorative arts.
The rich, decorative patterns are weaved, embroidered and printed by hand on pure natural materials wool, silk, linen infusing deep and earthy colors of nordic nature.
The studio designs are not limited in products, they work on installations, books, art and collaborate with artists and designers to create experimental hospitality experiences such as HEL YES!
Kukka™ was established in 2010 as a British brand by Designer Rona Meyuchas K.
Kukka™ products are developed from sustainable materials and cultural behaviors; these are taken into count during the design process; we admire craftsmanship, aesthetics, and functionality. All this is reflected throughout, the production, technology methods, minimalism of materials and components used for both products and packaging. Our products are designed and made from actual day to day living experiences; as we observe, listen, feel as well as innovate, any Kukka™ product with confidence.
Lerival is a New York based design brand founded in 2009 that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, championing contemporary architecture’s advanced design sensibility, inspired by versatile modularity, personality-driven forms and high performance. Lerival manufactures designs based on the exploration of innovative techniques and with rigorous attention to details and new materials, resulting in an unbiased approach to every piece and project, from conception to completion. Lerival expanded to London in 2011.
Modern life needs modern audio and Libratone creates sound systems for today. That’s it. The Libratone approach is a three-headed beast: Wireless technology, hi-fi audio quality, and Scandinavian design – in one sound source. Our team consists of dedicated do’ers and dreamers and our goal is to add a new high-end audio dimension to the iPhones, iPads, iPods and computers worldwide and to deliver an alternative to clumsy stereo systems and the wire-havoc they wreak. All without compromising the sound experience.
Swedish brand Mitab specialise in furniture for pause and interaction. Furniture that compliments and enhances its environment rather than dominating it. From their base in Småland, the manufacturing heart of Sweden, Mitab have consistently worked with top design talent to develop and manufacture a strikingly graphic and energetic collection for the contract market. A family company, the focus has always been on quality.
The trend-focused innovators at Native Union introduce the latest edition to the POP collection with the new artistically designed BUBBLEGUM POP. The original retro style handset has now been intricately redesigned to reveal the detailed inner-workings through its translucent shell. Every wire and electronic component is clearly visible, bringing a fun playful element to the Pop phone, whilst allowing you to appreciate the mechanical design. Fusing fashion, fun and functionality, this model makes a very unique fashion accessory!
At OPM our products focus on modern meeting and conferencing needs.
As wireless computer technology has freed people from a stationery working environment, this has in turn enabled more flexibility as to where and how people work today.
This flexibility and mobility in the work place has meant that bringing people together to communicate, share knowledge, and develop idea’s has never been more important.
Numerous reports have proven that companies are more productive when people are encouraged to communicate.
OPM’s products focus on this area of the work place, offering modern appropriate solutions to encourage communication and collaboration.
The Örsjö Belysning collection has been created by some of Scandinavia’s leading designers including Norway Says, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Jonas Bohlin and Matti Klenell producing classic designs with a contemporary edge.
Örsjö design and manufacture unique commissions alongside their standard products. Over their history they have had a great deal of experience working in close collaboration with architects and end user clients to develop customised lighting solutions. All of which has caught the eye of design journalists and juries across Europe, including Wallpaper*, who awarded the Ginko pendant ‘Best Light 2009′.
And these designs aren’t just stunning but environmentally sound too. In 2008 ‘Disc’ was awarded The Nordic Swan eco-label, the first lighting product ever to achieve this standard.
With 65 years experience providing unique lighting solutions for a host of different environments, Örsjö presents the UK market with an exciting and broad range of innovative products.
Outline Editions is one of London’s leading destinations for new-wave graphic art and illustration with an ongoing showcase of specially commissioned work from the most exciting and innovative artists of the moment – whether it be fast emerging talents such as Kristjana S Williams or internationally established stars such as Noma Bar, Anthony Burrill and Kate Moross.
For this year’s London Design Festival, Outline Editions will be launching their brand new collection at Designjunction including a new series of limited edition prints by award-winning graphic artist Noma Bar, intricate map prints by Icelandic illustrator Kristjana S Williams, woodblock posters by Anthony Burrill and bold graphic pieces by Scandinavian designer Petra Borner. All prints will be available to buy at Designjunction and online www.outline-editions.co.uk from £40-£530
Part of Viaduct’s showcase at Designjunction will include Utrecht-based Pastoe showing their latest design, Shift, from Scholten & Baijings, a distinctive range of storage with the their trademark attention to colour and detail. Since Pastoe was founded in 1913, they have been making progressive contemporary furniture that pays attention to tradition and craftsmanship across their ranges of tables, seating and storage. Pastoe has worked with some pivotal designers over the years including Cees Braakman, Vincent Van Duysen and Maarten Van Severe.
Phaidon is the world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts and culture. Recognised worldwide for producing extraordinary books with the highest values in content, design and production, Phaidon’s publishing programme ranges from fine art, architecture, photography and design, to decorative art, contemporary culture, fashion, film, travel and most recently gastronomy and children’s books. For information on all Phaidon titles and digital products, see www.phaidon.com
The award winning collaboration between husband and wife Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon. We make graceful and iconic furniture and lighting. We believe in poetic design, making beautiful things, pieces that endure, inspire and aspire to be inherited. We design furniture and lighting that work for both elegant domestic spaces and stylish contract environments. Our pieces are considered and built to last, and we hope to work comfortably in a variety of situations, from concrete to country. Our work celebrates simplicity of form, the purity of a good shape and the emotional connect to the material world around us. Many of our pieces are made to order, which allows us to make them to the dimensions and finishes required by our exacting clients – be they architects, Interior designers or creative individuals.
A real place to discuss a piece or a project, to explore a style or a theme.
Find the hottest international contemporary design alongside our current classics.
Places and Spaces are the hunter-gatherers of the design world.
The design sourcing specialists. With a design- librarian’s knowledge and expertise to help a client find the perfect product they never even knew existed, or solve their toughest design troubles.
We enjoy sourcing and supplying some of the most influential designer makers and brands to the wholesale and contract market.
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An international brand name representing the design, elegance and perfection of Italian-made products. Coming from solid Italian origins but with an international reach, Poltrona Frau is a leader in top of the range furniture, and is a spokesman throughout the world for the values associated with the design and production of Italian-made goods.
Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 90 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation. Today, as in the past, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture.
With more than 50 monobrand stores, 8 of which flagship stores, stretching from New York and Rome to Paris and Milan, Poltrona Frau is the brand name that symbolises luxury construed as discreet and universal elegance, as craftsmanship and perfection.
Scandia Furniture is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as the sales arm for the Ernest Race Classic Collection. Ernest Race is considered one of Britain’s most influential post-war furniture designers. His designs include the BA3 chair, launched in 1945, creatively using aluminium from de-commissioned warplanes and the unique Antelope chair designed for the ‘Festival of Britain’ in 1951. Ernest Race’s designs have won numerous awards in Milan and in other countries and is featured in the collections of the V&A Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Salviati is one of the most representative company for glassmaking in the world, the quality and the beauty of their products supported by a solid know-how.
LS System is the introductory product of Salviati Interiors. Rediscovery from an old 70’ Salviati drawing, LS is ideal for configuring spaces and generating unique atmospheres. The system is based on a range of different glass shapes, allowing various combinations while also offering the greatest flexibility to your creativity. As a result, each composition is unique and custom-made.
Scandia Furniture has recently been appointed as the sales arm for the Ernest Race Classic Collection and the esteemed Danish furniture manufacturer, Magnus Olesen. Ernest Race’s classical chair ranges have won awards from around the world and is considered to be one of the most influential post-war British furniture designers. Today Race is enormously proud to continue production using time-served expertise, which has been handed down to the present generation.
Magnus Olesen produces a comprehensive range of stacking chairs, meeting and conference furniture, lounge and waiting-room seating and outdoor furniture and celebrates 75 years in business. Its minimal design style linked with a superior product quality makes the furniture last the test of time.
We source, advise, create and sell surfaces (finishes) and materials for every conceivable surface both inside and outside the building.
SCIN was created by designers Annabelle Filer and Graham Cox, both of whom trained as Architects. The material insight they gained through their experience in Design lead them to focus purely on material research. Four years ago they decided to share their material information and SCIN was launched.
As a result SCIN is rapidly gaining a reputation as the UK sourcing and advisory company for materials. Annabelle Filer is a regular monthly contributor to FX Design and Grand Designs Magazines bringing materials to the readers and has judged a number of surface design awards.
Eelke Jan Bles and Robert Weems are passionate about creating beautiful and functional living spaces and this is exemplified in their wonderful new home interiors shop ‘SOLID ID’. They’ve searched far and wide to provide us with an ever-changing treasure chest of delights, replete with many exciting finds for the home for the very discerning shopper who wants to seek a unique find. This London Design Festival ‘SOLID ID’ is going on tour and will house a pop-up shop at designjunction.
The Macallan Masterclass will be present at designjunction 2012 where visitors can immerse themselves in the Masters of Photography exhibition. The Macallan introduces the Annie Leibowitz edition which marks the third in the series representing the coming together of mastery in two great art forms, whisky-making and photography. Visitors can experience the photography of Leibowitz, Rankin and Albert Watson while enjoying a dram of The Macallan. The Masterclass will also offer advice from Photography experts on how to achieve the perfect image.
Designing is our labour of love, we develop or compose a context in which to design. We focus on the detail, embrace functionality and strive for high production values that allow our products to deliver something distinct with a character and beauty that others choose to live alongside. Thelermont Hupton was founded in 2004, award-wining and distributes worldwide.
Our new collection concentrates on repeating, components, shapes, patterns and colours, this creates a rhythm that bestows each piece with individual qualities and characteristics while presenting a coherent whole.
The items are predominantly constructed from European sourced FSC timbers and made by our partners in the UK
By repeating the components and shapes we have made them readily adaptable so they can meet individual customer’s requirements. Scale is also important to us and by delivering this functionality through essentially domestic sized proportions and combining this with the warmth and homeliness generated by the natural materials we believe the collection is equally suitable for private and public spaces
Theo is your friendly online shop brought to you by Thorsten van Elten. Theo sells curious and imaginative products from around the world all with a very distinct personality.
We will also celebrate the 10th birthday of the iconic Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter.
With the Mobile Bending Machine, two employees of THONET show how the backrest of the famous coffee house chair no. 214 is bended. With the help of the staff, energetic guests are always welcome to bend on their own.
It is often called the chair of all chairs – and rightfully so. No other chair has ever been reproduced as many times. It is an unparalleled success story. The basis for the chair was a new technique that enabled the bending of solid wood. Michael Thonet perfected the process during the 1850s and thus introduced serial production. And there was an ingenious distribution concept as well- 36 disassembled chairs could be packed in a single box and sent anywhere in the world. They were assembled on site – in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. Therefore, Thonet is considered a pioneer of industrial design, and chair no. 14, today 214, is considered the most successful industrial product in the world.In its 150 years of production, more than 60 million examples of the 214 chairs have been sold.
Träullit is a traditional family business, founded in 1946 in the forests of eastern Sweden, producing boards and panels of cement bound wood wool. The Träullit Dekor concept by Form Us With Love adds a design element to the mix, complimenting the practicality of the material by creating a simple but striking product.
Träullit products contain two of the world’s oldest building materials – wood and cement bound as wood wool. The combination is simple yet ingenious. Wood fibres give the product a heat-insulating, heat retaining and sound-absorbing structure. Cement is used as a binding agent and to provide strength, moisture resistance and fire protection.
Träullit products are sound absorbent, have excellent thermal insulation and high thermal storage capacities, are proven highly resistant to fire, mould and rot, have high moisture diffusion, high air permeability and the capability of absorbing and releasing water molecules from the air.
The Träullit Dekor collection will expand on an annual basis with new colours and new shapes being introduced. For the first collection, the shape has been inspired by natures own building blocks; the Hexagon. The 19×21 cm tiles are produced in a range of earthy colours with suitably nature-inspired names like Cloud, Moss, Leaf, Sky and Stone.
Viaduct offers an inspiring range of products straight from the world’s leading brands and designers — so whatever your scale, taste or constraints, you can find furniture and lighting which more than meets your brief.
Viaduct are the sole UK agents for many sought-after names including Bensen, e15, and Montis who they will be representing at Designjunction but can source and supply most contemporary designers and manufacturers.
Since Vitamin was set up in 2005 its mission has been to produce designs which are more than just a little out of the ordinary. With a keen eye for detail, refinement and quality mixed with a little fun and originality, Vitamin’s product offering spans furniture, lighting, ceramics and homewares. Based in the heart of London’s East End, Vitamin has built up a worldwide presence with its products sold all across the globe.
VW+BS are a multi disciplinary design practice with offices in London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and clients as diverse as Virgin Atlantic Airways and Space Furniture. We have drawn upon our different backgrounds in architecture, engineering and product design to lend a unique perspective to furniture, lighting, product design, architecture and interior design.
A highly individual woven textile design studio, established by Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell, after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990.
The studio’s motivation is to design innovative woven fabrics exploiting industrial techniques, the collaboration thriving on a vibrant exchange of ideas from the dual perspectives of creating textiles for fashion and furnishings.
Work is distinguished by a positive and confident use of colour and an intelligent use of yarn properties and standard weave structures, producing exclusive fabrics of discerning appeal.
when objects work is a Belgian design-house that produces exclusive design objects. Our objects are conceived by leading architects and designers whose work shares a preoccupation with simplicity and functionality and a love for timeless idioms. All objects are made with authentic materials by highly skilled craftsmen.
Young and Norgate make not manufacture. A Devon-based furniture design company, they offer contemporary furniture that is unique, elegant and made to last.
Each piece of furniture is crafted by hand in their workshop, situated on the site of a converted cider press. A passionate group of designers and craftsman, they are driven by a love for timber and good design. Trees reflect something of ourselves in terms of their history, appearance and environment. As does good design. Young & Norgate combine both.
The initial collection is a venture into pared back design, incorporating considered functionality with high quality materials which age well over time.
Young & Norgate also create one off bespoke commissions and at that end of their business, ‘bespoke’ means exactly that.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognised leaders in Italian industrial design.
Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aurelio Zanotta, beginning in the 1960’s it won and has held the international spotlight. This was thanks to its products: emblematic for both their formal and technological advancements.
Currently the firm’s collections are distributed in over sixty nations.
Zilio A&C is a small, family run company that specializes in wooden furniture and accessories. With over 60 years of manufacturing expertise in Italy, we collaborate with both established and emerging designers to produce simple and beautiful furniture that remains contemporary. Zilio A&C are recognized internationally and sold world-wide.