Studio Seven: LDF16 product launches
Over 350 events will take place in this year’s London Design Festival. We have selected seven products, one each from some of the key trade shows around the capital. To read more about new products at the Festival, and learn more about companies’ strategic approaches to product launches, here’s a feature from the new September issue of Studio magazine.
by Jamie Mitchell
Margo Selby presents new additions to her Santa Fe collection of woven textiles. The new organza fabrics, called Luna, Valencia and Edgewood are woven using intricate weave structures that are both graphic and translucent. The design features a large diamond motif that appears as a subtle textural change and comes in three Japanese-inspired colour combinations.
Drop in to the Decca London showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour to discover Bespoke by Decca, eight capsule collections from leading designers competing for the chance to go into production in 2017. You can vote for your favourite until the end of this month, after which a panel of judges including Studio’s Kate Burnett will pick the winner from a shortlist. Shown here is the sideboard from Helene Dabrowski Interiors.
Artist and designer Karen Beauchamp, former design director of wallpaper company Cole & Son, has created a new collection for Gainsborough Silks, inspired by the 92 year-old mill’s extensive archive. The Renaissance includes Medici, Gainsborough’s best-selling design. Karen has recoloured three of the four existing colour ways in more contemporary colours.
Lighting designer Haberdashery launches a wall-mounted version of its bespoke LEAF lighting system at designjunction. Hand finished in 14 karat gold and platinum lustre or white glaze, LEAF Eddy has integrated GU10 LED lighting with each individual slip-cast component mounted on an adjustable stud, enabling them to be arranged in a variety of configurations.
London textile label Charlotte Frances London is launching new designs to add to their print collection that continue the brand’s travel theme. Stockholm is a cool, monochrome floral pattern inspired by Scandinavian style. Intricate, warm and richly coloured, the more colourful Palma pays tribute to the much-loved holiday destination for the company’s founders.
Launched to acclaim in Milan earlier this year, Porcelanosa’s new Vitae bathroom collection is designed in partnership with Zaha Hadid Design. It debuts in London this month and is some of the final completed work from Hadid, who died suddenly this March. Featuring Hadid’s signature curves, the range includes sanitaryware and brassware.
Curiousa & Curiousa’s new Caravaggio Lights offer ‘a sprinkling of Baroque opulence’. Each light is made of hand blown glass and adorned with a hand-made trim from Jessica Light, one of the last working trimming weavers left in England. The pendant lights are finished with black, square beads by Swarovski.