Gallery: Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic ...

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Designersblock is famous for featuring cutting-edge design inside transitional, shabby architectural spaces throughout big cities. Their show first started with an event at The Truman Brewery in London in 1998, and has since grown to showcase pieces at major design events around the world, such as the London Design Festival, 100% Design Tokyo and Milan’s Salone Del Mobile. This year, Designersblock is being held at The Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, and features spectacular exhibitions, installations, and a 'Shop' and an 'Auction Room'. Hit jump for a peek into all the best green designs, like these fantastic stools by Claire-Anne O’Brien that are soft, eco and have a great tactile form.

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled, yet intriguing aesthetic.

Designer Kim Sooji creates quirky bows from unloved ties. His project, ‘Re;born Tie’ is a gentlemen’s accessory that boasts a classic look with a twist.

Consisting of Goldsmiths University graduates, JAILmake designs furniture pieces that interact with nature. Ideally for growing food and eating on it, the table ‘Plantable’ brings the outdoors in.

Korean design sure made a splash at this year’s Designersblock. By recycling thousands of colorful matches, Sang Hee Hyun and Ju Ran Hwang put Korea on the ‘must-see’ design list. A graduate duo fresh from Sangmyung University, they created a pixelated seat that can be left to bio-degrade or be recycled.

The ‘Plastic Girl’ chair by Yeo Na Ha, Hye Jeong and Min Kyung Lee is both recyclable and long lasting. Made from Poly methyl methacrylate (a.k.a. plexiglas or acrylic glass), this transparent seat looks like many chairs fused into one!


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