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It’s here people. LDF is upon us and so is LDF’s biggest trade (and consumer) show 100% Design.  Here we highlight some ‘not to be missed’ features, talks and brands.

Mek by Atlas Concorde

Mek by Atlas Concorde

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Tessellating Triangle range from Jennifer Newman

Fanfare please! Here we introduce the latest product from Clerkenwell-based Jennifer Newman, the Triangle Table and Stools.

Triangle stools and table

Triangle stools and table

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Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms at 100% Design

One of the biggest and best sections of 100% Design is the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms area. You can peruse all of the latest offerings to finish those trickier parts of your home, get inspiration for any future projects you may have and see what brands from all over the world have to offer. With the show coming up in 3 weeks, we have highlighted some of the top brands in the KBB area we think you should look out for.

Smeg

Smeg

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New Giant Anglepoise Lamps

Renowned British brands Anglepoise and Paul Smith, announce that new Mini and Giant lamps previewed earlier this year are now available in the UK. Hurrah! These are especially lovely and while previous Anglepoise and Paul Smith collaborations have focused on colour this new partnership plays with scale. We would like the mini mini please.

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Britain Can Make It – New London Design Store

We love a good bit of mid-century modern furniture. And even though those Scandinavians aruably ruled the roost in that era, us Brits had some great designers and iconic pieces too.  Entrepreneur and design enthusiast Charlie Perry is aiming to do for modern British design what his former company Skandium has done for Scandinavian Design, with the launch of Britain Can Make it, a new retail concept in South London which brings together the very best of post-war and contemporary British designs.

Heron Chair

Heron Chair

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Lasvit and the Tour de France

Lasvit have once more created the Trophy for Tour de France Winner. The award was designed by Peter Olah, a designer from the ŠKODA AUTO team, a long-term official sponsor of the race. Winners of all four jerseys receive a trophy created from a single piece of hand-blown crystal.

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100% Design – Home office inspiration

100% Design is back this September and it houses the UK”s only dedicated workspace exhibition. We are always on instagram and pinterest dreaming about our ideal home office. If you are too, we’ve picked some our top exhibitors to get all heart-eyed about and take inspiration from at 100% Design.

Alki

Landa by Alki

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Rado Star Prize UK announce shortlist

Young designers from across the UK submitted a range of forward-thinking projects from the interior, industrial and technology design mediums for the inaugural edition of the Rado Star Prize UK last week. The judging was presided over by a stellar panel including industrial designer Konstantin Grcic; design journalist Corinne Julius; Vice President of Product Management at Rado Hakim El Kadiri; design journalist Katrina Burroughs and designjunction Event Director Will Sorrell.

Apollo Tripod designed by Connor Holland

Apollo Tripod designed by Connor Holland

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Joseph Joseph Bathroom Range

International homeware brand, Joseph Joseph, have entered a new room in the home and an entirely new category with their brand new bathroom range. Developed by twin brothers Richard and Antony Joseph, the new bathroom category includes a range of storage, cleaning and recycling products to help keep the bathroom clean and tidy.

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GF Smith Paper City

G . F Smith, the UK’s most creative paper company, celebrates the World’s Favourite Colour. Revealed via a cascade of paper helicopters over Humber Street in Hull, G . F Smith announces that ‘Marrs Green’ has been voted the world’s favourite colour.

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New Designers is coming

New Designers returns to the Business Design Centre this summer for its 32nd edition, showcasing fresh thinking and talent from the UK’s leading design courses and most entrepreneurial new businesses.

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String Shelves

The String shelf has been around for nearly 80 years and has become a bit of a design staple. We look at the ways this simple and super easy to assemble piece could be used in your kitchen. Or pantry. If you have a pantry…..which seems unlikely, but worth visualising and using in a ‘one day I would like a pantry’ mantra.

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Cakes meet Architecture

For the past two years some of the world’s most iconic buildings have risen out of butter and flour at the hands of some of the biggest design firms and this weekend just gone was no different, as th WATG’s celebrated Great Architectural Bake-Off made an exciting return during the London
Festival of Architecture. Renowned names in architecture were once again be invited to recreate the world’s most iconic buildings out of cake.

Bake off 2016

Bake off 2016

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Mini Happy Planner

We love organising and stationery so very much. There’s nothing like a stroll through Hay or Present and Correct and coming out with a months’ rent’s worth of rulers and desktop filing trays in copper. Although their website is a little overwhelming and garish, the brand Happybags have got their planners bang on.

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Here After

We have written about the massive changes to the White City area a few times. It’s always interesting to see how areas that have been somewhat grimy and a little unloved get an update. This time designers Craig & Karl have playfully revived a derelict petrol station on Wood Lane in London’s White City to create HERE AFTER, a public and visually arresting art installation that riffs on the area’s importance to British broadcasting history.

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