Gallery: Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

Note on writer’s clothing featured in photos: Striped playsuit by My Only One. My Only One is a new remade brand stocked in leading high street retailers and independent boutiques throughout the UK. The brand ethos is to take discarded vintage clothing and remake it in an accessible way so it can be loved again. The fact that each piece is one of a kind adds to the novelty of the brand. Red Lady Dragon Peeptoe Bow Shoes were made by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, in collaboration with Melissa Shoes. Besides being 100% recyclable, Melissa shoes are made from MEFLEX, a revolutionary breathable and non-toxic plastic and are totally cruelty free and devoid of animal products. Plus, a startling 99.9% of Melissa’s factory water and waste is recycled and the Brazil-based company’s employees are paid above average wages and benefits.

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 live/ work space on Hoxton Square, the exhibition hit all the right notes with tactile, emotional art-design pieces by Max Lamb & Gemma Holt, Nacho Carbonell (above) and Raw-Edges Design Studio.

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  1. ευα χοκουρογ... September 20, 2013 at 6:01 am

    hi! gorgeous designs! i want to made a shadow frame for my dohters room can you tell me please where i can font on line wood matterials for greece who i leave?

  2. albertotavolini October 6, 2009 at 9:26 am

    You have a great picture collection there. I would love to add some of these furniture to my collection. I also have a blog about furniture and specifically about different kinds of tables and chairs. Check it out if you want and let me know what you think. Keep up the good work!

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