#LDF16: Design Junction Discoveries

Design Junction might just have been my favourite part of London Design Week last month. Just like Decorex, there was a lot of good stuff, but this was a little more down-to-Earth and attainable, especially all the pop-up shops.

Sara Mellone was a stand-out for me. I love her minimalist brass coat racks so much.
Coat hooks by Sara Mellone at Design Junction 2016 London Design Festival

Brass Coat Rack: 1 Circle – £22 / 5 Circles – £48 / 16 Circles – £180

Her leather hangers were perfection too. I commented on how much I liked the designer’s earrings at the show, and she’d made those too (check out her jewelry here).

Leather & Brass Hanger – £52
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I’m equally enamored with the lighting at Frontal Factory. I’m pretty sure I need that one on the right in my life.
Form Follows Material Lighting

Nick Fraser‘s geometric terracotta lighting and vases were great, and his copper pipe candle holders were fun.

Copper Pipe Candle Sticks – £28
Small Plant Pots – £34 // Small Vases – £38
Small Pendants – £40 each // Large Pendants – £105

I was rather looking forward to checking out Geo Fleur‘s stand, having followed them on Instagram for ages, and they didn’t disappoint. I bought a few bits from them – I’ll share those at the end of the post.

Geo Fleur

Concrete is definitely having a moment, and I am so on board. Room 9 had a host of gorgeousness on that front.

Groove Clock – £65 // Jar Pendant – £140
Hurricane Light – £360 // Mulberry Bowl “A” – £86
Delicate marbled porcelain at Abalon held tea lights and pretty cactus.

Bottom Shelf: Candles from £27

Stunning LED bulbs were paired with minimalist light fixtures in warm wood and brass at Tala.

Gaia Bulbs – £39

Behan Gray‘s work was amazing: hand-stained wood with brass overlays (on the backdrop) and shell inlays (on the table) in striking colour palettes.

Console Table – £2250 // Inlay Back Drop available as Nizwa Cabinet – £7000

I snapped this minimalist vignette at Allermuir, although it looks like a few of the accessories were borrowed from other brands, including Future & Found.

Plant Mister – £15 // A4 Lightbox – £45
I liked this pretty velvet chair at Icons of Denmark a lot.
Twist Coffee Table – £578 // Bowl Table Lamp – £310 // Chair – not online

Design House Stockholm‘s tactile knot cushions were so much fun.

Knot Cushions: Green /Taupe -unavailable/Yellow/Grey/Pink – £77 each

I also loved the brass and stone bowl at Ethnicraft‘s stand, although I can’t find it online.

Finally, I thought Vita Copenhagen‘s little trailer full of sculptural pendants was too cute not to share.
Lora XL Shade (bottom left) – €129 // Large Feather Light (top left) – €249
Silvia Brushed Brass Shade (middle) – €89
Like I said, I did buy a few things, all from Geo Fleur. First, a pretty string of hearts (not available online), which is now sitting on the bookshelves in the living room. I’m pretty sure it’ll want more light evenutally, although it’s doing well so far.

I also bought a big air plant to fit in a terrarium I found at a fair in the summer. The terrarium is blown glass over a natural wood base, and it’s so pretty that I didn’t really want to cover it up, so this is perfect. Of course, I needed a pretty brass mister for its weekly watering. I will note, though, that the mister is really awkward to fill – so pretty but not terribly well designed.

Brass Plant Mister – £15 // Large Xerographica Air Plant – £20
I do have one more roundup from London Design Week – I spent another day exploring Islington Design District, which was also great, and bought a few bits there too – watch out for that post soon.
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