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Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival
Posted By Hazel Saunderson On September 22, 2012 @ 10:30 am In Decorative Objects,Design,Eco Textiles,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation,London,London Design Week | No Comments
Inhabitat was on the scene today at Tent London to bring you greenest designs on show at this eastern hub of The London Design Festival. Wood, wool, up-cycling and quality craftsmanship were the key trends that we spotted at this exciting exhibition that brings together emerging young designers under the roof of the incredible Truman Brewery. Read on to find out which designs made it onto our favorites list!
Melanie Porter’s  showcased a warm and colorful mix of hand knit covered furniture that use found items for their bases. Her series features original cinema seats that have been given a new lease of life with a chunky knit wool. Additional works include textured lampshades, vase covers and cushions.
+ Melanie Porter 
Furniture Magpies  were back at Tent this year with a brilliant new collection that includes their first ever dining table, a series of mantel clocks and candle holders placed alongside their signature lamps. The dining table aims to give a take on some kitchen cupboard duties, with old drawers fixed below the surface to store wine glasses, plates, bowls and tea sets.
Daniel Schofield’s  coat eggs are a fun take on the traditional coat peg. Made from “free-range” FSC Beech, they come in boxes of half a dozen and are design and “laid” in Yorkshire. Clever!
Studio 180 Degree  delighted us with their Treasure Collection – a sofa and a stool which was born out of the desire to create an honest, handcrafted and eco-friendly sofa. Materials used include leather, natural flax, organic jute, twisted eco paper cord and wool yarn.
Anthony Hartley’s colorful designs are hard to miss, and we’ve fallen in love with his Cable Collection.  This design gives ‘flat packed’ and DIY furniture a fresh new look and method, as Anthony introduces us to the cable-tie joint. You get to choose the component color combinations and can swap them around anytime by simply cutting through the table ties & replacing. Hopefully this means there is less excuse for throwaway furniture as styles and tastes change.
+ Anthony Hartley 
Sebastian Cox reminded us of the importance of the wood source in his well-crafted furniture pieces that use locally grown hazel wood that the designer himself has copiced when harvesting the wood. Coppicing is a woodland management method that provides a renewable supply of wood.
+ Sebastian Cox 
+ Emanuel Franz 
This quirky green lamp by Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski  combines a plant pot and a table lamp to make a fun combination that puts the spotlight on plant growth.
Jay Watson  wants your old socks! Watson treats them with eco resin derived from sunflowers and turns them into pendant lamps! The lights even feature recycled sockets and energy-saving LEDs.
+ Jay Watson 
The Oree Keyboard is a clever cocktail of carpentry and technology that is crafted from a single piece of walnut or maple. The keyboard can connect to any laptop or tablet via bluetooth. You can see our full post about it here. 
+ Oree Keyboard 
The WALLY bedside table is the creation of Sara Kele  who exhibited as part of the Young Hungarian Designer’s Association . The table is formed from dozens of pieces of scrap timber, beatifully finished, and is supported when placed against a wall. Sara said of the design, “The bedside table is an experiment, in the spirit of eco-conciousness, to produce exciting and good quality furniture from leftover wood.”
+ Sara Kele 
+ Tent London 
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 Melanie Porter’s: http://melanieporter.co.uk/
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 Furniture Magpies: http://www.furnituremagpies.com/
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 Daniel Schofield’s: http://www.danielschofield.co.uk/
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 Studio 180 Degree: http://www.studio180degree.com/
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 Anthony Hartley’s : http://www.anthonyhartley.com/#!bespoke-collection/cdcd
 Cable Collection.: http://www.anthonyhartley.com/#!cable/c2271
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 Sebastian Cox : http://sebastiancox.co.uk
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 Arnolight: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/1.html
 students from Warsaw.: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/
 + Emanuel Franz: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0846-001/
 Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/9.html
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 Jay Watson: http://www.jaywatsondesign.com
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 Oree Keyboard : http://www.oreedesign.com/
 about it here.: http://inhabitat.com/the-oree-board-is-a-wireless-wooden-computer-keyboard-that-mixes-tradition-with-technology/
 Sara Kele: http://www.sarakele.com/
 Young Hungarian Designer’s Association: http://www.fise.hu
 + Tent London: http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/
 + More London Design Week Coverage on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/
 Gem Barton: http://inhabitat.com/author/gembarton/
 Hazel Saunderson: http://inhabitat.com/author/hazel-saunderson/
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