See the light with Design-Nation at London Design Festival this September. This leading portfolio of British-based designers and makers presents two contrasting but equally high quality showcases of beautiful, adventurous and original design. Our fourteen exhibitors create furniture, lighting, flooring, wall coverings, glass, ceramics, objets d’art and more. The theme that unites these presentations is light: luminaries and shadows, glossy and textured surfaces, deep and light hues, and moments of insight and imagination. These all inspire our expert designers to make exceptional and distinctive products, many of which are available to commission.
Decorex 2018: Illuminations
We are delighted to yet again take our place at Decorex, offering a serious consideration of the thematic challenge: the blank canvas. What makes a canvas gorgeous and intriguing? How do painters approach their subject matter? Observation, imagination, colour and form are all important but so is light. From Roman times through the Renaissance and even in today’s digital techniques, artists and designers consider chiaroscuro as a key tool in creation of imagery. Balancing dark and light, and the way that highlights and shadows work to add beauty and lustre to objects and surfaces.
Design-Nation presents “Illuminations”, our luxurious response to the blank canvas. Our space will glow with gorgeousness from Bridget Macklin, Hugh Miller Furniture, Jacky Puzey, Laura Elizabeth Glass and Melody Rose. All five bring a hard-working ethos, researching and developing deep understanding of their disciplines, and attention to their clients’ needs, to create beautiful and distinctive contemporary interiors.
DesignJunction 2018: Green Light
Design-Nation is thrilled to be creating a major new showcase for our designer members at DesignJunction, presented in the raw interiors of the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower. Our team have collaborated with product designer Raw Studio, furniture maker Jonathan Rose and textile innovator Joy Merron to develop “Green Light” a special installation of contemporary products for interiors that explore lighting and furniture, unusual, recycled and sustainable materials. These new 21st century designs have the potential to become classics, collectable and desirable, innovative and of excellent quality.
Alongside our three collaborators we have invited half a dozen other talented designers to exhibit: Angie Parker, Charlie Birtles, Harriet Elkerton, Laura-Jane Atkinson, Sharyn Dunn and Winter & Kurth.