Tent London 2014

The London Design Festival this year is absolutely huge. It runs for most of September and includes  many design events. It took me ages to put my head around it all. I went to some of the events already – trade only and public ones too. Here I want to give you a quick summary of what’s going on in the interior design world at the moment starting with Tent London.

I really enjoyed going to Tent London because it’s not only focused on British talents but also they bring international designers from across the whole world. Europe, Asia, Japan. So interesting and inspiring.

Warning: there will be loads of photos in this post.  I want to credit as much as possible but I was snapping pictures of everything that caught my eye without taking the notes about the company. I tried to trace them back with the help of the show guide so I hope the credits are right. So let’s kick off with lighting.

Lighting overview Tent London

From the top: Whetstone Oak / Thomas & Vines / Vita Lighting

Lighting overview


Lolo Palazzo /Andersson / Design By Mai

Now to wall features. I really like this wooden wall art.

Mirrors overview

Lee Bortwick / Thomas & Vine / Tamasine Osher Design

Wallpaper patterns are next. Geometrics and patterns inspired by nature were dominating the show. Birds, animals, flowers that kind of thing.

Wallcovering overview

Custhom / Tracey Tubb / Dana Finnigan

And finally here’s some very unique and very unusual furniture designs. Bright colours and very quirky shapes.

Furniture overview

Danish Made / Thomas & Vine

Furniture overview

Steuart Padwick / Design By Mai / Melanie Porter / Design Council of Ireland

Cover photo: Fabric design by Emily Humphrey

It was a really great afternoon. Would you put any of these products in your home? Next week I’m visiting 2 more trade shows – Decorex and Focus. Stay tuned for my reviews.

Karolina Barnes


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