We're always excited to see what the internationally renowned Designersblock exhibition has in store, and this year's quirky, thought-provoking selection for the London Design Festival did not disappoint. The show itself was housed at a location that was just as interesting in terms of design as the products were - the Bargehouse down at the South Bank. The Bargehouse offered a raw and unpretentious atmosphere where each piece of work - from the amazing Brick Habitats meant to attract critters to your building walls to beautiful "patchwork" locally-produced furniture - came to life.
Made in Peckham is a furniture range by Hendzel & Hunt, made of pieces taken and found on local streets and reclamation yards in the designer’s own area.
Chooi Leng Tan presented two products for taking gardens into compact living conditions. This version is called the Vertical Herb Garden.
Brick Habitat sheds light on how cities tend to hinder animal life and offers an oasis where humans and critters can co-exist. The bricks are pre-shaped like small habitats for birds and squirrels.
Bodging Milano is a project executed by nine designers going back to the roots of traditional woodworking methods. The result of six days of chair making is exhibited in the foyer of Designersblock.
James Carroll has a passion for giving new life to things most people would discard. He presented a whole collection of personal and thought-provoking products like this cheeky “porcelain” table.