8.10.12

London Design Week...lighting


I saw so much great lighting while in London for the Design Festival, at the shows, in the shops and restaurants and in the streets.  London is filled with lighting installations in all sorts of unexpected places.
 I love the peek of orange under these shades at Conrans.
 I so miss Conrans having a presence in the States & it was a design dream come true to visit the flagship shop.  To make things even better I had a chance to see Red, an exhibition especially for London Design Festival.  Over 50 different designers from Manolo Blahnik to Marcel Wanders either designed new objects or took existing designs and re did them in red for the exhibit.
This is what greeted us when we arrived at Design Junction - and it kept on getting better!
Knot pendant lights by Vitamin, simple blown glass shades in 2 shapes, colored cords and a monkey fist knot to hold it all - simplicity at it's best. 
 This is my new dream light from Bocci, they are meant to hang but wouldn't one look just fab sitting on a table like this?
 I spotted this in the Maggies Centre's Joy of Living corner, along with these other great lights
All of these lights were being auctioned off to help support Maggie's Cancer Centres.  Deputy Director of the festival Max Fraser initiated the "Joy of Living" project.  This year the project asked designers to customize a piece of theirs in keeping the "joy of living" theme.  Maggie's was the official charity sponsor and as well as one of our Blog Tour sponsors and is an amazing resource for cancer patients in the UK.  The organization was founded by landscape designer's Maggie Keswick Jencks & her husband Charles Jencks after she was diagnosed with cancer.  While we were in London we participated in Night Hike, a hike thru London center to help raise money and awareness for the centers.  Congrats go to Tim and James for walking 20 miles- yes you heard me right - until 4am!
 Will from Bright Bazaar took Igor of Happy Interior Blog and I on a whirlwind aerobic shopping trip across London where I spotted these lovelies all from Folklore.
Folklore... my new store love
Tom Dixon and a special Merci pop up shop....
A few goodies from Tent London
 Cheerful shades from  Tamasyn Gambell
Concrete reinforced with textiles from Sara Kele -not as heavy as you would think & very cool.

5 comments:

  1. great stuff, lady!

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  2. Shopping aerobic! I'd just add: in the rain:-))

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  3. Wow, those are lovely! Love how innovative lighting can be! I think my favorite is the cluster of blown glass pendants with the colored cords. Just perfect!

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