Tent London is one of our favorite annual events at the London Design Festival, and this year didn't disappoint as many of the exhibitors combined cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to create some fantastic green designs. Visitors to the show were greeted by the playful Giant Knitting Nancy -- a "social sculpture" that offered the perfect introduction to over 200 emerging and established designers housed in the old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Read on for our favorite designs from day one!
The Nogg chicken coop was designed to facilitate homegrown food in any urban or rural garden environment.
Lazerian’s Bravais Armchair is constructed from corrugated cardboard made from locally sourced recycled pulp.
The Eco Rocker by Shell Thomas is a flat-pack cardboard rocking horse made from recycled paper.
The Wilson Pendant Lam is a collaboration between the South African charity Wola Nani and Simon Maidment (Kingston Univeristy Design Department). The lamp is made from pressed paper and designed to have a low production impact.
Era‘s Zpine series uses new technology to create flexible yet durable sustainable furniture with a recycled paper honeycomb structure.
All photos by Jennifer Gonzales for Inhabitat