Saturday, 10 October 2009


There was such a buzz going on during the London Design festival and especially at 100%design this year. Thank you to everyone who visited our stand. Just been so busy with follow-up - plans to open the showroom/gallery space here in Devon in December (?!) think Modern Rustic... re-working one or two details in the designs before the print run next week sending out samples etc.  ....well a few of my inspirations at 100% ... 

100% Norway  -use of natural material and technology strikes a chord, chatting to Thelermont Hupton - about their curves from straight lines on their arresting oversized wardrobe. NCS Colour - an enlightening conversation about colour theories with Caroline Leask from NCS,  Mix - One of my favourite Interior trend magazines and of course 100% materials where I grabbed as much time as possible stroking, squeezing and wondering at up to the minute new and inventive materials. Unfortunately there is hardly a moment to see very much and the intensity of so many quality exhibits coupled with the general exhaustion, means that there are only one or two stand out pieces that remain with you when you are back in the studio. The New English charmed me as I passed by and remains on my mind. Finally in our position near the Blueprint stand - I really enjoyed watching the intense concentration on the faces of people designing for the Blueprint / Claystation Interactive chair competition and such a clever and simple idea of Olof Hannson to reverse the grey / white grid on squared paper to enable scanning, faxing, copying - brilliant!