London Design Festival

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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London Design Festival: CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot

London Design Festival: CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot

Composed entirely from damaged PET bottles and an eclectic assortment of found bottle caps, CAPtivate is an innovative lamp designed by London based studio and gallery Lula Dot. A gorgeous re-use of

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London Design Festival 2008: Print and Paper Workshop

London Design Festival 2008: Print and Paper Workshop

Did you know that recycling a single ton of paper can save 7000 gallons of water, 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4000 kilowatts of energy!? Statistics like these were

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Ryan Frank’s Isabella Stools

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Ryan Frank’s Isabella Stools

We're great fans of Ryan Frank's work here at Inhabitat, and we can't wait to get a firsthand glimpse of his new stackable Isabella stools at this month's fast-approaching London Design Festival! The

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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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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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[Re]design Chair Exhibition At 100% Futures London

[Re]design Chair Exhibition At 100% Futures London

One of the most popular stands within the 100% Futures exhibition at 100% Design London this year was the [re]design Sit Up exhibition which displayed an array of sustainable seating that were as green as

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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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GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

The UK's first fully dimmable energy efficient light bulb was launched today, as part of a Greenpeace initiative at 100% Design London. Greenpeace commissioned top designer Jason Bruges to create an

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MISIAK RECYCLED TEA-SETS MAKES TEA TIME GREENER

MISIAK RECYCLED TEA-SETS MAKES TEA TIME GREENER

England is the land of tea, and as once would expect, there are tons of old, unwanted tea sets in London sitting in charity shops and landfill. Fortunately British product designer Christine Misiak has

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TRASH LUXE: Reclaim, Rework, Reuse

TRASH LUXE: Reclaim, Rework, Reuse

Trash Luxe, an exhibition for the London Design Festival at Liberty’s, celebrates the creativity of reworking/remastering unwanted goods into desirable products. With the concept of luxury being

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TOM DIXON: THE GREAT LIGHT GIVEAWAY

TOM DIXON: THE GREAT LIGHT GIVEAWAY

Yesterday evening saw the final day of Tom Dixon's low-energy light installation, in London's Trafalgar Square, and the day ended with a bang when the designer gave away 1000 of his eco GLOWB lights to

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TOM DIXON FREE LIGHT GIVEAWAY TOMORROW!!!

TOM DIXON FREE LIGHT GIVEAWAY TOMORROW!!!

As part of the awesome installation of eco GLOWB lights currently at Trafalgar Square in London for the Design Festival, Tom Dixon will be giving away 1000 lights TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 19th from

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DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

If you are looking for great examples of objects born into a second life, Deptford Design Market Challenge is just the ticket. As part of the London Design Festival's green schedule of events, The Royal

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

The London Design Festival 2007 has just kicked off, and Inhabitat is on the scene... We're frantically scouring the streets of London looking for the best and the brightest in green design, and will be

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SUSTAINABLE DIY STYLE: London DePLOY WorkSHOP

SUSTAINABLE DIY STYLE: London DePLOY WorkSHOP

To kick off our London Design Festival Coverage our London Inhabitant Ariana Mouyiaris took a trip out to DePLOY; a sustainably and DIY-focused fashion line. Open to the public until September 25th,

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TOM DIXON’s GLOWB Eco-Light Giveaway on Wednesday!

TOM DIXON’s GLOWB Eco-Light Giveaway on Wednesday!

In conjunction with the London Design Festival 2007, leading British Designer Tom Dixon will take over London's Trafalgar Square with a large lighting installation. But it gets better than just an

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KOIVU Sculptural Lighting – 4D Designs

KOIVU Sculptural Lighting – 4D Designs

Exhibiting at 100% Futures London next week, KOIVU sculptural lighting products from newly formed 4D Designs are a glowing sensation to behold. Each of the lighting products are made using laser-cut birch

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

It’s September again, which means one thing in the design world - London Design Festival 2007. The 5th annual festival is rapidly approaching, launching this weekend on Saturday 15th and running

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

UK designers Soner Ozenc and John Wischhusen charmed visitors to London's Designersblock with this El Flutter collection of glowing butterfly nighlights. The El FLutter Night Light is a safe, low-energy

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TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

There's been so much amazing stuff on display at the London Design Festival we've had a hard time covering all of it. One real stand-out of design innovation is Soner Ozenc's electroluminescent fabric

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CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan debutted her charming "Custom Made" chair collection at 100% Design this year and captured our hearts with these weird, wacky and wonderful hybrid monster chairs made from salvaged furniture

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[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

Our favorite part of London design week this year is [Re]Design: Good and Gorgeous? - London's only design event dedicated exclusively to recycled design. Focusing on good, gorgeous, sustainable home

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100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

Karen Ryan's Second-Hand Plates London design week is even bigger and crazier than New York design week, so its a great time to discover exciting new designs and rising design stars. Although most of

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

Its September, and all of a sudden there are a million festivals and conferences launching everywhere - we can't keep up! For you lucky Londoners, the London Design Festival is a huge, varied, 2 week

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