It's been a busy weekend with visits to 100%design and TENT to fit in. I walked a lot, I saw a LOT and I came away with tonnes of inspiration. If you didn't make it yourself then here are my picks for your delectation...I hope you find something you like. Let me know your thoughts and someone will win a mini moderns notebook and tote...more details at the end of part 2.
First up 100%design. Undoubtably a grown up show with an emphasis on products not patterns, but...if you kept your eyes peeled there were some gems tucked away amidst the sofas and workstations.
Firstly Kit Miles (on the left) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and I love his pattern which you can see here called 'gradient'.
Next up, you might already know Lorna Syson for her more illustrative work but have you seen her lovely 'bradbury' collection? (below left)
I know you are familiar with the lovely Kirath Ghundoo who I interviewed a couple of weeks ago. Well Kirath was exhibiting her timeless bespoke 'mix'n'match' collection (below right) along with this years 'mismatch' collection; the Sharon colour particularly was going down a storm.
Finally I was impressed with the results of Borastapeter's collaboration with ljungbergs textil, who are re-launching 12 patterns in 36 colourways from four of scandinavia's leading designers from the 1950's. Stylish stuff indeed. Now, onto TENT...