London Design Week

Adorable Carrot Shaped Garden Tools by Angela Chao

Adorable Carrot Shaped Garden Tools by Angela Chao

If you like to garden, you may have had the rather vexing experience of leaving your tools out by mistake and coming back to find them all rusted up. Well if you had these adorable carrot-shaped

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RCA Students Showcase Sustainable Design in London

RCA Students Showcase Sustainable Design in London

Tina Chen's Snowflake design was inspired by the formation and interactions of real snowflakes. The modular design of each piece allows the client to custom design their own products according to their

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Sanitov Launches Cargo Bike with GPS Technology in London

Sanitov Launches Cargo Bike with GPS Technology in London

The C-type Cargo bike blends simple design elements with clever construction techniques to create an elegant bike that is suitable to transport more than just the cyclist! The bike also has some great

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HEL YES! Woodsy Exhibition Shows the Roots of Finnish Design

HEL YES! Woodsy Exhibition Shows the Roots of Finnish Design

The designers of HEL YES! have created a multi-faceted space that explores the roots of Finnish design. Waiters serve food in specially commissioned Heikki Salonen uniforms and visitors dine or ‘camp’

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Re-Lux Showcases Luxury Furniture Made From Waste Materials

Re-Lux Showcases Luxury Furniture Made From Waste Materials

Michelle Mason's Rosetta Rug took the centre stage at the exhibition with its bold cut-out felt shape. This luxury item is as sustainable as it is stylish, as the felt is made from 100% recycled

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MATILDA: Australia’s Brightest at the 2010 London Design Festival

MATILDA: Australia’s Brightest at the 2010 London Design Festival

Brian Steendyk’s Yhi 720 bamboo pendant lamps use 18 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs, are 100% recyclable, and are flat-packed to minimize their environmental impact. Luxxbox's Brainwash

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Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Hey European Design Fans! The London Design Festival kicks off next week from September 18th-25th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great correspondents to help us cover this year’s show! This is

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Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

One of our favorite shows from the 2009 London Design Festival was Corn Craft, a beautiful showcase of sustainable materials hosted by Gallery FUMI and Studio Toogood. Held in Gallery's FUMI's personal

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Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

We spotted this fancy multi-tasking toilet/sink by Roca at the London Design Festival. It's obviously compact and perfect for any loft space or small apartment, and its sleek design houses a nifty

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SonUmbra Solar Powered Tree Lights up the Night

SonUmbra Solar Powered Tree Lights up the Night

As advancements in lighting technology unveil fresh materials, we're thrilled to see designers exploring new ways to light up the night. SonUmbra is a solar-powered tree composed of strands of

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Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

The London Design Festival is in full swing, and Inhabitat has been on the scene to give you the scoop on the dazzling examples of sustainable design presented at this year's event. Read on for our

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London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

After an energetic launch in 2008 that saw a huge mix of designers, strategists, chemists, policy writers, clients and agitators, the Greengaged sustainable design hub returns for its second year at the

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Tom Price’s Melted Polyester Fleece Chairs

Tom Price’s Melted Polyester Fleece Chairs

London-born designer Tom Price was commissioned by Arts Co. to produce a piece of work for 'From Now to Eternity', an exhibition celebrating design, and focusing on plastic as a versatile material.

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WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake's beautiful Beryl and Friends lamps are composed from cast-off bases and lampshades that have fallen out of favor. The designers carefully refinish each component and then recombine them to

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

Young British design graduate Zoe Murphy is a rising star we discovered at this month's TENT London design exhibit. Inspired by her seaside home of Margate, Zoe has created a collection of fabulous

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HULGER PLUMEN BULBS: Innovative Compact Fluorescents

HULGER PLUMEN BULBS: Innovative Compact Fluorescents

Hulger's beautiful Plumen bulbs explore the possibilities of the energy-efficient CFL, reworking its staid form into fluid light sculptures that dare to be covered up or hidden from view. Named for the

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Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier

Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier

One of the most stunning pieces at this year's 100% Design was this gorgeous recycled plastic bottle chandelier by Michelle Brand. Composed entirely from cut-off bottle bases, it lit up the floor at

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London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

This year's London Design Festival was an incredible event that showcased some of the world's most acclaimed designers in addition to a host of upcoming talents. From innovative furnishings and lighting

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Molo Debuts Expandable Honeycomb Urchin Lamp

Molo Debuts Expandable Honeycomb Urchin Lamp

We are excited to announce that one of our favorite contemporary furniture design teams, Molo, just launched a brand new fold-up paper lantern called 'Urchin'. Molo's Urchin Softlights are a series of

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London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

This Monday morning the London Design Festival's inaugural sustainability event Greengaged kicked off with a big-bang breakfast debut. The event's pièce de résistance was Goldsmith University graduate

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK: Formtank’s Stunning 2d3d Tables

LONDON DESIGN WEEK: Formtank’s Stunning 2d3d Tables

We can't wait for this year's London Design Festival, and we're excited to announce that London-based furniture design company Formtank will be launching a series of sustainable table designs at 100%

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ANNOUNCING: London Design Festival 2008

ANNOUNCING: London Design Festival 2008

We can hardly believe it is September once again, which can only mean one thing for the design calendar! That's right, The London Design Festival 2008 is set to kick off on Saturday the 13th and will run

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ONCE A DOOR Recycled Door Chair by Claire Danthois

ONCE A DOOR Recycled Door Chair by Claire Danthois

Claire Danthois wowed us with her chair made from a recycled door at the [re]design stand at 100% Design this year- her Once A Door chair turns a reclaimed door into sculptural chaise that is as

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SPECTACLE CHANDELIER Made From Recycled Eye-Glasses

SPECTACLE CHANDELIER Made From Recycled Eye-Glasses

Salvage pioneer Stuart Haygarth has created an eye-catching eyeglass masterpiece, turning discarded glasses into a gorgeously green glowing chandelier. Spectacle is an optical chandelier assembled from

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Stuart Haygarth’s Recycled Lighting Design

Stuart Haygarth’s Recycled Lighting Design

Stuart Haygarth’s talent lies in re-imagining waste into striking lighting design. As a London based designer, his work falls into an increasingly present design movement that is part salvage, part

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100% Sustainable: Product Design

100% Sustainable: Product Design

One of the more challenging facets of sustainable design is the greening of product design, which involves manufacturing, materials, and methods that can often go against every green designers'

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LIGHTING: Making a Difference with High-tech Materials

LIGHTING: Making a Difference with High-tech Materials

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (iom3) is playing host to a number of events throughout London Design Week through the Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) which was set up to facilitate

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100% DETAIL: Alternative Energy – Wind and Sun

100% DETAIL: Alternative Energy – Wind and Sun

During the Alternative Energies seminar as part of 100% Design, we caught up with two of the leading experts within the commercial field of alternative energy. Robert Webb from Quiet Revolution / XC02 and

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TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

London's big annual furniture fair,100% Design took place this weekend at Earl's Court, and the London Inhabitatters spent countless hours walking the trade show floors to try to find the latest green

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SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers. Exhibiting at the upcoming TENT London event this month,

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