One of the biggest events at the London Design Festival is hosted by 100% Design. This year's show was packed with incredible and unique ideas, showcasing a vast selection of works from sculptural animal-inspired chairs, recycled cork planters, and quirky upcycled lamps. All of the pavilions had innovative designs on display, but particularly impressive were a selection of the Korean designer’s works including paper-made chairs and alarm-clock lamps. With so many great exhibits on offer, we found the first day of the show to be a treasure trove of green designs, and were were more than ready to delve into the exhibition center to seek out some of the best sustainable designs of the day. Jump ahead for a full look at some of our favorite collections from 100% Design!
These incredible Animal Chairs designed by Maximo Riera are immense sculptural forms that pay homage to the animal kingdom. Following biological dimensions of the beasts they take inspiration from, the majestic sculptures are simultaneously magical and useful, yet remain an entirely extravagant throne-like chair.
Creating strong solid chairs that are as light as paper, Shin Tai Ho has designed these useful items made out of, yep, you guessed it, paper! Made using only natural products, the designs are a simple and stylish version of a traditional piece of furniture.
Portugal-based Granorte have created an ideal planter out of cork – a material they see as a one of the utmost environmentally friendly. Intent on only using eco-friendly packaging and minimal energy in production, the company demonstrate a range of green credentials on their website.
The Tip Ton chair wowed us yet again because not only is it a great easy and laid-back design, but the item is comfortable and sustainable. Designed by London-based BarberOsgerby for Vitra, the chair was was re-introduced at 100% design.
This sleek kitchen-side cabinet by Steininger incorporates a useful space for storage, as well as concealing its hidden contents behind a simple yet elegant planter.
With a whole host of different items from cooky lamps and bottle-top cufflinks, [Re] Design brought together loads of designers under the philosophy of recycling and repurposing as a great way of creating new designs.
With a simple, playful and green design for a bird house, what’s not to love about The Small Green Company’s Mr. and Mrs. Birdee nest boxes? These fun little boxes are easy to assemble and make the perfect gift for any bird lover hoping to watch little ones flying in their garden!