Mini Moderns will be hosting their annual event as part of Camberwell Arts Christmas on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December – 11am – 6pm.
There will be a special private view evening on Friday 12th – 6pm until 9pm – where you will find bargains, new products and sample fabrics from the olden days and off cuts from the latest collections.
Mini Moderns Open Studios:
10 Empress Mews?London SE5 9BT
Friday 12th December – Private View 6pm-9pm
Saturday 13th December 11am – 6pm?Sunday
14th December 11am – 6pm
Above: Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto.
‘Five minutes only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in design. Today we welcome textile design stars Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, otherwise known as Eley Kishimoto, who made their presence known at London Design Festival with their first award winning wallpaper collection and the ‘Flash’ pavement installation at Brixton tube station.
Where do you live?
We have lived on the Brixton/Clapham border since 1992 and our studio is just a two-minute walk away.
How would you describe your home?
Our house is a classic Victorian two-storey mid-terrace. It’s very cluttered, busy and not truly considered, but with touches of love and joy. We have our own patterns around, but it’s certainly not a show home. We’re not super house proud as we’re too focused on making pretty things for other people.
The London Design Festival has collaborated with Darkroom for a festive give-a-way!
To win this 15″ So Sottsass plate that forms part of Darkroom’s collection of playful products inspired by the postmodern visionary Italian Architect Ettore Sottsass simply enter your name and email on the link below.
Hand painted in their London studio, the plate is for decorative use only and looks great wall mounted. Combining bright colours and bold shapes, these decorative plates look most impressive when hung together as a triptych.
Above: NdP L1, 2014 – £650
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Tile manufacturer and supplier Designworks Tiles has launched a competition for UK based students enrolled on a design related course. Students are invited to design a window display for the company’s St John Street, Clerkenwell showroom on the theme ‘What does London mean to you?’
The installation will be in place in time for the prestigious Clerkenwell Design Week in May 2015, meaning the winning display may be viewed by some of the 50,000 attendees that visit the area during the event, providing an excellent platform for showcasing the designer’s work to the industry. In addition, the winning designer will receive a cash price of £1,000. Continue Reading…
Above: Assemblage / Configure Collection
Add some print to your home. We recommend the art inspired collection by Laura Slater, who translates drawing concepts onto cloth merging textures, collage and mark making. Each item in her collection has its own unique surface pattern due to the hand rendered nature of her technique. With the festive season around the corner the screen printed wares will be the perfect gift for modern interior fans.
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