Tom Dixon’s speech during designjunction in Milan last April brought up the need to offer visitors the possibility of seeing and buying ready available products. To follow, the exhibition did exactly that during this year’s London Design Festival. Brands installed pop-up shops around the space where their products could be seen for purchase.
Graphic designer, printed textile designer and design director Inca Starzinsky presented her digitally printed, laser cut and partly hand finished jewellery. Other designers, such as Jeanne Marell with her minimalist jewellery, also seemed ready to add stylish flare to visitors.
Vivid prints and textiles by London-based design brand Kangan Arora offered passersby the chance to purchase comfort from their line of cushions, rugs and blankets. On the path of accessories we saw One We Made Earlier and British paper goods brand Ola.
To peak our artistic interest, studio Rokos displayed their creative, sculptural products. One of our favorites was the tilting vase Gauge, mouth-blown and free-formed by hand in England, without the use of moulds. The brand won the 2012 Red Dot Design award for their wine decanter.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.