London Design Week 2020 – House Guests
Adding another layer to the offering will be a raft of ‘house guests’, who will only be in situ for the duration of the show. They will bring fresh perspectives and offer even more incentive for visitors to attend London Design Week 2020 to encounter world-class talent.
Ethically crafted by artisans in India and Nepal, Amy Kent’s beautiful collection of rugs are individually hand made to customised sizes and colours. At London Design Week 2020, in collaboration with fabric and wallpaper duo Jules & Parker, she will launch the award-winning ‘Ziggy’ design in a selection of eye-catching colourways. Her collection of Recycled Rugs, known for their bright geometric flatweaves and sustainable materials, will also be on show.
Founded by Scottish artist-designer Kenneth Topp in 2005, Bronzino creates hand-made copper, brass and zinc planters and vases, for inside and out. A selection of classic planters will be on display at London Design Week 2020, together with some smaller pieces more suited to indoor use. These include the sculptural ‘Dora’ vase, in copper with a verdigris finish; the complementary ‘Lochleven’ basin; and a selection of classic riveted containers.
Eccotrading Design London was established nearly 20 years ago. Based in the capital with a trade showroom, it designs exclusive furniture, lighting, artwork and decorative items. The company is known for its cast-bronze designs as well as leather-wrapped furniture featuring embossed and plain leathers of the finest quality.
Its Arden collection is launching at London Design Week 2020, made from a combination of smoky silver oak, carbon shagreen and pewter details, alongside new designs in a mix of cast bronze and leather.
A lifetime of collecting textiles has led to the creation of Flora Soames’ very personal fabric and wallpaper collection.
With a passion for rich colour, bold prints and varied textures, she has taken inspiration from these original fragments to deliver a new collection that shows a fresh and modern perspective on traditional patterns, all printed or woven in British mills.
Gaze Burvill creates the very finest, sustainably made furniture and kitchens for outdoors, designed and made from start to finish at the company’s Hampshire premises.
As well as from ‘A la Carte’ outdoor kitchen, pieces from ‘Levity’ and the modular ‘Splash Lounge’ sofa collections will be on show at London Design Week 2020. Exquisite craftsmanship, steam-bending and strong sustainable credentials make this a unique outdoor choice.
Haberdashery is an award-winning London design studio focused on the perpetual appeal of light, explored through both its bespoke sculptural installations and its own product collections.
Launching at London Design Week 2020, its Bloom collection evokes a cluster of flowers emerging at the start of spring: each porcelain bud is lit from within, creating a soft glow through its translucent petals.
Over the past 25 years, Haute Déco has perfected the art of luxury door handles, made from exquisite materials at its workshop in Hampshire.
At London Design Week 2020, the company will exhibit the latest ‘Solitaire’ cabinet jewellery from its Signature range, which uses bronze and cristalle glass in a range of gemstone colours.
Founded by Joanna Hauptman and Richard Searle, Hyde House makes bespoke British furniture, custom-made upholstery, case goods and joinery that epitomise traditional craftsmanship and innovative design.
At London Design Week 2020 the company, in collaboration with Celine Estates, will debut for the first time in the UK, the ‘Mademoiselle’ sofa. Created with the superyacht Industry in mind and inspired by the late designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, it uses Resinate ™, a specialist resin developed by Hyde House.
Ido Diffusion is a Parisian fabric library offering a selection of handmade and custom fabrics and accessories, commissioned from suppliers which display outstanding craftmanship.
Alongside its own creations, Ido also represent Paris l’Après Midi, a small producer of exclusive fabrics made from noble fibres, in a sophisticated Parisian colour palette. It will showcase these very special creations at London Design Week 2020.
Rustically beautiful and full of character, Ilala’s handwoven furniture and lighting collection is ethically sourced from sub-Saharan Africa. Hand-made from start to finish, its products are woven from organic palm, reeds, grasses, cane, grain stalks and creepers, with no two being alike.
Each basket helps communities maintain their cultural heritage and continue their rich weaving tradition, and particularly aids women in gaining financial independence.
J ADAMS & CO
Lighting company J Adams & Co showcases craftsmanship, innovative engineering and authentic design, made in Britain. Combining an industrial heritage and aesthetic with modern elements, it reimagines classic styles in contemporary form to create timeless collections.
Spot, a new collection of task lighting, will preview at London Design Week 2020: created by design director Will Earl, the collection consists of slimline and elegant ceiling, wall, table and floor lights, machined from solid brass, marble and alabaster.
LANCE WOVEN X DAVID GIRELLI
LWL is a design studio specialising in hand-woven leather. After 25 years developing leathers for premier fashion houses, it has the technical understanding and cultivated sensibility to create exceptional pieces for high-end residential, hospitality and transportation projects.
The debut furniture collection from London-based designer David Girelli will also be on show: Tramontana is influenced by Scandinavian minimalism, with a Mediterranean twist.
A family-run business based in Belgium, LF Trading offers natural fabrics and timeless linens. Working closely with traditional mills, it produces a small annual collection in unique colours and a light washed finished.
As well as showing new colours of its best-selling ‘Douce’ fabric, LF Trading will also present its sister company, LF Selection, which makes sofas on demand, either from its own portfolio or made to designers’ specifications.
Nico designs bespoke contemporary furniture that combines clarity of vision with exemplary craftsmanship; each unique piece is handmade to commission in England.
On show at London Design Week 2020 will be two different hall tables: one formed of rosewood veneer edged with ebony inlay, and another in purple Valchromat, an ecological fibre-board made from Mediterranean pine.
Parkside works with the UK contract market, helping designers, architects and contractors specify contemporary porcelain and ceramic tiles for commercial and residential projects.
As well as the latest tile trends, it offers services such as water-jet cutting, colour matching and digital printing on to tiles. At London Design Week 2020 it will show its ‘Spectre’ tiles, which have a glossy holographic finish.
One of the most respected interior designers in the UK, Rose Uniacke also runs a gallery in Pimlico, specialising in antiques as well as her own products.
For London Design Week, she will be showing her collection of more than 200 textiles, RU Fabric, which exude the same sense of understated luxury as her design schemes. New products for spring include a silk/wool blend and a bouclé wool, as well as an extension to the palette of existing collections.
With clients including Soho House Group and Ballymore Homes, Rutland London is an expert in brass manufacturing, from shower enclosures and screens to basin stands. Bespoke dimensions and more than 20 finishes are available, as well as painted finishes in a spectrum of colour.
Products on show at London Design Week 2020 include a selection of handmade brass manufactured towel rails, a shower enclosure, basin stand and a solid beech painted vanity unit.
Samarkand Design creates unique lampshades and decorative accessories from vintage textiles and artisan-made fabrics sourced from around the world, bringing a new life to ancient techniques and patterns. London Design Week 2020 sees the launch of its first range of hand-stitched rugs from Kashmir, along with new paper shades made in collaboration with Cambridge Imprint.
Specialists in decorative arts, Sterling Studios creates bespoke finishes for both contemporary and classical interiors, including jewel-like metals and resins, embellished glass, lacquer, gesso, leather and painted finishes.
For London Design Week 2020 it is launching an array of decorative lacquered surfaces in rich reds, golds and blacks, depicting intricate scenes derived from the traditional techniques used in japanning.
Irreverent design brand Timorous Beasties is famed for wallpaper and textiles that reframe historic furnishing and decorative traditions from a contemporary and often satirical viewpoint.
Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, it will show its Oceana collection at London Design Week 2020, an homage to the sea that also references its own archives, featuring coral abstracts on cork wallpapers, and seaweed crustacea and fish on a super-wide wallpaper with a unique velvet-like texture.
ZAK + FOX
New-York-based fabric and wallpaper company Zak+Fox is informed by history and myth, folklore and fable. Creative Director Zak Profera leads a skilled team of artists, designers, craftspeople and collaborators to build collections around layered narratives and complex techniques.
At London Design Week 2020, it will show its new Fantasma collection, inspired by an Italian ghost story.