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Innovative Materials And Designs At LDF

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 by

As proud media partner to London Design Fair, and in celebration of our current Materials Issue, the team at Warehouse Home magazine have put together a small, curated selection of designers and exhibitors each who are applying materials, be they traditional or new, in a variety of innovative ways. We hope you are as excited to see them as we are!

Follow the Warehouse Home stamp of approval as you trail throughout the contemporary and unique designs exhibiting at LDF

Follow the Warehouse Home stamp of approval as you trail throughout the each of the unique designs exhibiting at LDF

Troels Flensted 

Designer and Central Saint Martins graduate, Troels Flensted explores the potential of colour, manufacturing processes and material behaviours through his work. Minimal in form and with a genuine focus on material characteristics, Troels’ Poured bowls are of truly unique composition. See these acrylic creations in our Materials issue here!

Poured bowls are made from mineral powder, water based acrylic polymer and a small amount of pigment. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Poured bowls are made from mineral powder, water based acrylic polymer and a small amount of pigment
Image courtesy of Troels Flensted

Native & Co

Specialising in traditional crafts and contemporary tableware, Native & Co design and curate homeware direct from Japan and Taiwan. Porcelain, Glass and Copper, Native & Co work closely with specialist makers and designers to source simple, honest and pure objects.

Native & Co work closely with specialist makers and designers to source simple, honest and pure objects

Native & Co work closely with specialist makers and designers to source simple, honest and pure objects
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Nathalia Mussi

Nathalia Mussi combines functional design with bold form and colour inspired by her Brazilian background. Architecture and Product design graduate Nathalia has been nominated for several awards for her innovative lighting and object designs.

Nathalia Mussi combines functional design with bold form and colour

Nathalia Mussi combines functional design with bold form and colour
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Shane Holland

Designers and makers of lighting, furniture and sculptural works Shane Holland Design Studio boast a diverse portfolio of elegant designs inspired by nature, forests, industry and the sea. Their products are thoroughly considered both aesthetically and functionally.

Shane Holland's products are thoroughly considered both aesthetically and functionally

Shane Holland’s products are thoroughly considered both aesthetically and functionally
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Janie Knitted Textiles

Established in 2005, Jane Withers and Michael Hammer use only natural fibres such as Merino wool, Linen and Cotton, each sourced entirely from the UK. Using a hand flat knitting machine, the design duo has created a striking collection of textiles, furnishings and fashion designs. We featured the Nipped-In light shade in Issue Four, see it here!

We featured the Nipped-In light shade in Warehouse Home Issue Four

We featured the Nipped-In light shade in Warehouse Home Issue Four
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Katie Brown Design

A specialist in printed textiles, Katie Brown’s designs are inspired by an urban, industrial landscape. Subtle colour, natural fabrics and delicate line disguise ridged, structural form to create interesting and beautiful textiles. Katie created a bespoke collection of cushions for Issue Three, see them here!

The limited edition Shipyard Skyline cushion is screen printed by hand in a luxurious gold and blue palette

The limited edition Shipyard Skyline cushion is screen printed by hand in a luxurious gold and blue palette
Photography by Oliver Perrott

Factory Twenty One

Designers of home accessories, Factory Twenty One create affordable, easily shipped and eco-friendly products inspired by a background in medieval furniture. Traditional manufacture mixed with modern process, the Factory Twenty One collection boasts a strong line up of lamp shades, coat hooks and clocks amongst so much more.

The Factory Twenty One collection boasts a strong line up of lamp shades, coat hooks and clocks

The Factory Twenty One collection boasts a strong line up of lamp shades, coat hooks and clocks
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Forest + Found

Design partnership Forest & Found focus on sustainable crafts and material processes. Established by Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth in 2014, they produce contemporary wooden objects and hand stitched textiles made from traditional applications and time-honoured processes.

Design partnership Forest & Found produce contemporary wooden objects and hand stitched textiles

Design partnership Forest & Found produce contemporary wooden objects and hand stitched textiles
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Objectry

Drawing inspiration from modern art and architecture, Objectry experiment with form and material with the intention of making basic objects interesting. Armed with a team of artisans and traditional craftspeople, duo Aanchal Goel and Sugandh Kumar have created a diverse portfolio of objects and homewares through the medium of wood.

Objectry experiment with form and material with the intention of making basic objects interesting

Objectry experiment with form and material with the intention of making basic objects interesting
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Wild + Wood

UK based Wild + Wood create cast concrete clocks with granite aggregates sourced from a local quarry in Leicestershire. Simple and honest in design and materials, Wild + Wood offer a curated selection of homewares and shelving. Finishes include leather, oak and copper.

Simple and honest in design and materials, Wild + Wood offer a curated selection of homewares and shelving

Simple and honest in design and materials, Wild + Wood offer a curated selection of homewares and shelving
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

The Ceramicists

Launched in 2014, the studio behind The Ceramicists, lead by Stephanie Sommet specialise in bespoke ceramic design services that behold their philosophy of authenticity, simplicity and quality. Their latest collection is inspired by life in London; its diversity, its people, its lifestyles.

The Ceramicists, lead by Stephanie Sommet specialise in bespoke ceramic design services that behold their philosophy of authenticity, simplicity and quality

The Ceramicists, lead by Stephanie Sommet specialise in bespoke ceramic design services that behold their philosophy of authenticity and quality
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

PASiNGA

Objects, artworks and fine art prints, London based artist Antje Nixdorf creates unique yet minimal pieces through a variety of bespoke mediums. The name PASiNGA pays tribute to what she loves and is inspired by; Photography, Art, Design, and Architecture.

London based artist Antje Nixdorf creates unique yet minimal pieces through a variety of bespoke mediums

London based artist Antje Nixdorf creates unique yet minimal pieces through a variety of bespoke mediums
Image courtesy of London Design Fair

Public or Trade, don’t forget to register to attend London Design Fair between the 22nd and 25th of September! Visit the Warehouse Home Pop Up E-Shop and pick up your own copy of Warehouse Home Issue Four – the Materials Issue. Thinking of visiting on the 25th? Be sure to catch our editor Sophie Bush lead a panelled discussion on heritage and design! Register here for free!

Read Warehouse Home Issue Four here! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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