Hazel Saunderson

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

by , 09/23/11


Seen in the image above, the Origami Hunter heads by Si Studio are striking animal shaped paper lamps that are worlds apart from the real head mounts you may find on people’s walls. These bright origami shapes give a sense of animals at peace, whilst brightening up any room in a simple way.

The Rag and Bone Man, London Design festival, tent london, London Design Festival, 2011, TENT London, Green Design, Green Furniture, sustainable design, east London

The Rag and Bone Man was one of our top picks from the exhibition, as his display was just packed with wonderful examples of how you can transform the old and unused, into new playful designs. His stunning lamps are formed by joining a range of old metal and mechanical objects such as motorcycle pieces, old drills and sewing machines. Many of the mechanical parts of the original items were kept in working order when possible – meaning that items like the drill lamp have a the ability to change in height by turning the drill.

London Design Festival, 2011, TENT London, Green Design, Green Furniture, sustainable design, east LondonThe spindle seat by Tamasine Osher is a rather sturdy looking chair made from old stairway spindles. We liked the sense of character that this chair gained from using such a well known home furnishing in a new way.

London Design Festival, 2011, TENT London, Green Design, Green Furniture, sustainable design, east London

Tamasine Osher also created a clever wooden Pedal Pod to store bicycles. These Pedal Pods are the perfect place for bicycles when they are not busy riding around town. They can also be used to store all their other items like helmets and lights in their simple shelves.

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