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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

Melanie Porter, Tent, London, 2012, london design festival, chunky knit, recycled furniture [1]

Melanie Porter’s [2] 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 [2]

Furniture Magpies, Tent, London, 2012, London Design Festival, Recycled furniture, dining table, mantel clocks, drawers, table [3]

Furniture Magpies [4] 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.

+ Furniture Magpies [4]

Daniel Schofield, Tent London, London Design Festival, 2012, Egg, hooks, fresh eggs, [5]

Daniel Schofield’s [6] 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!

+ Daniel Schofield [6]

Treasure Colection, by, Studio 180 Degree, London, London Design Festival, 2012, Tent London [7]

Studio 180 Degree [8] 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.

+ Studio 180 Degree [8]

cable chair, anthony hartley, Tent London, london design festival, 2012 [9]

Anthony Hartley’s [10]colorful designs are hard to miss, and we’ve fallen in love with his Cable Collection. [11] 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 [10]

sebastian cox, London Design Festival, tent London, 2012, [12]

Sebastian Cox [13]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  [13]

Arno Light, Emanuel Franz, London, Tent, London Deisgn Festival 2012 [14]

Arnolight [15] is a fun set of three small lamps by Emanuel Franz that are made of turned waste wood and glued sawdust, shown as part of a show from students from Warsaw. [16]

+ Emanuel Franz [17]

Green Lamp, London, Tent. 2012, london design festival, [17]

This quirky green lamp by Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski [18] combines a plant pot and a table lamp to make a fun combination that puts the spotlight on plant growth.

+ Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski [18]

Jay Watson, Sock Lights, London, London Design Festival, 2012, Tent London [19]

Jay Watson [20] 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 [20]

Oree Board, London Design Festival, Tent, London, 2012, [21]

The Oree Keyboard [22]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. [23]

+ Oree Keyboard [22]

Wally, Bedside Cabinet, London, Tent London, 2012, London Design Festival

The WALLY bedside table is the creation of Sara Kele [24] who exhibited as part of the Young Hungarian Designer’s Association [25]. 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 [24]

+ Tent London [26]

+ More London Design Week Coverage on Inhabitat [27]


Images by Gem Barton [28] and Hazel Saunderson [29] see more here on Flickr [30]

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[2] Melanie Porter’s: http://melanieporter.co.uk/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0686-001/

[4] Furniture Magpies: http://www.furnituremagpies.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0722-001/

[6] Daniel Schofield’s: http://www.danielschofield.co.uk/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0766-001/

[8] Studio 180 Degree: http://www.studio180degree.com/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0825-001/

[10] Anthony Hartley’s : http://www.anthonyhartley.com/#!bespoke-collection/cdcd

[11] Cable Collection.: http://www.anthonyhartley.com/#!cable/c2271

[12] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0794-001/

[13] Sebastian Cox : http://sebastiancox.co.uk

[14] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0832-001/

[15] Arnolight: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/1.html

[16] students from Warsaw.: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/

[17] + Emanuel Franz: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/img_0846-001/

[18] Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski: http://www.eleven.asp.waw.pl/9.html

[19] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=439877

[20] Jay Watson: http://www.jaywatsondesign.com

[21] Image: http://inhabitat.com/top-green-designs-from-tent-at-the-london-design-festival/picture-3-11/

[22] Oree Keyboard : http://www.oreedesign.com/

[23] about it here.: http://inhabitat.com/the-oree-board-is-a-wireless-wooden-computer-keyboard-that-mixes-tradition-with-technology/

[24] Sara Kele: http://www.sarakele.com/

[25] Young Hungarian Designer’s Association: http://www.fise.hu

[26] + Tent London: http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/

[27] + More London Design Week Coverage on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/

[28] Gem Barton: http://inhabitat.com/author/gembarton/

[29] Hazel Saunderson: http://inhabitat.com/author/hazel-saunderson/

[30] Flickr: http://inhabitat.com//www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/sets/72157631580765474/

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