Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival
Robin Day 675 chair by Case
The classic 675 chair by Robin Day, designed in 1952, made a comeback at this year’s 100% Design. Case Furniture relaunched it in its original form, with walnut veneered ply back, chrome steel-plated base and leather upholstered padded seat.
Flexible Architecture by Philippe Starck
Starck launched a range of tiles in a vibrant colour palette and various textures and sizes for ceramics maker Ceramica Saint’Agostino. With Flexible Architecture, the joints of the tiles – usually thought of as something to hide or eliminate – become a decorative element.
Planophore by Barber Osgerby
Taking inspiration from the model aeroplane of the same name, this dual-purpose room divider and bookshelf made its London debut last week. The solid shelves with rounded bottom edges are reminiscent of aircraft wings and appear to float on the vertical aluminium panels, which can be rotated to serve as shelf dividers, partitioning elements or backgrounds for decorative objects.
Zaviya coffee table by Coalesce Design Studio
The multidisciplinary team of designers from Pakistan presented the Zaviya table. Made from repurposed wood and brushed steel, the table’s two angular elements contrast sharply where they meet and look different from every perspective.
Concurrent Constellations by Kaza Concrete
Kaza’s series of concrete tiles feature bold, geometric patterns and textures that reference nature, mathematics and Buckminster Fuller. The range was created in conjunction with designers of diverse backgrounds, including tattooist Chaim Machlev and origami artist Ilan Garibi. Kaza’s stand at 100% Design featured Tre, an installation by Levi Fignar.
CONO no.1 by Heidi Jalkh
Buenos Aires-based Colombian designer Heidi Jalkh showed a range of products made from wood and ceramics. The unshowy CONO no.1 shade is an exploration of the fusion of these two materials.
Cerastar by NJ Design
South Korean ceramic lighting company NJ Design displayed its Cerastar range of handcrafted ceiling, floor and wall lights. The layered structure of the shades disperses light in a scattered manner.