|[Alfred & Wilde, Alicja Patanowska]|
Called plantation, this was one of my favourite collections of the tradeshow and with an intriguing concept. Based around the idea of using up discarded materials, Alicja foraged around the streets of London in the aftermath of the vibrant nightlife, finding discarded pint pots and glasses. She then crafted ceramic components for each glass in order to grow plant-life, transforming the bog standard glass into a new functional object of design. The concept creates new styles of ornamental glassware and ponders upon the subject of new accessories for the home.
|[Heidi Nicole Design]|
|[Kreis Design, Taz Pollard]|
|[Skagerak, Case Furniture]|
Universo Positivo again consisted of products focusing on slender lines and clever design. This wall shelf looked almost like the metal holding it in place was a suspended strap, and I liked the simplicity of this exposed bulb desk-lamp with a statement wire frame, ideal for any interior. The natural grain of wood also became the focal point for cubic stools, with the tops being just an exposed chessboard of beautiful woody pattern.
The cork lanterns by Authentics were some of my favourite items spotted at the fair, I just love the opposing combination of textured cork and clear glass. Antlered coat hangers for the wall and suspended glass lighting were also an impressive feat of this contemporary corner.
If you visited Home, what was your favourite stand/designer? I try to cover as much as possible but it's so easy to miss the hidden gems!