May Design Series 2015

I’ve just returned from the May Design Series 2015 and had a lovely afternoon meeting old faces and new peeps and inspiring and aspiring designers.

First up was a visit to Houzz, I promised I’d pop by and they gave me some hints and tips on improving my presence on the tinterweb.

Next stop, some aspiring designers. I was intrigued to find the New Design Britain stand and there were some great new designers exhibiting there. Ones that caught my eye, mainly as they related to some of my current projects are:

Samuel Bellamy and these Moroccan inspired lights. They can be as bespoke as you like, from different flexes, to contrasting rivets. Sam has just finished university – so get your orders in quick before he gets inundated.

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Moroccan Inspired lights by Sam Bellamy

 

I also liked some of the furniture ranges, and take it from me, there’s only a snippet of information here – if you’re in the trade, then you must go and see….

There’s the Alwyn chair by James Harrison. I could see this fitting into most modern interiors and if you went for the Abigail Aherne dark inky walls then this chair would add an element of POP to those dark backdrops. Perfect.

Alwyn Chair

Alwyn Chair

 

I loved this Mammoth Chair by Amy Sommerville, which reminds her of her New Zealand roots. I think once I’ve parked my bum in this – it’s not going to shift for a good while. Just a thought though – if you’re allergic to sheep – would you need a tissue close at hand?

Mammoth Chair

Mammoth Chair

 

More lights and furniture items that caught my interest…..

Italian designed Casamatera arched floor lamp

Italian designed Casamatera arched floor lamp

Temple and Ivy Strutio Lamp

Temple and Ivy Strutio Lamp

Vita Eos Light Brown - the extra large lamp is devine

Vita Eos Light Brown – the extra large lamp i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot Street Chair by Shaun Clarkson

Boot Street Chair by Shaun Clarkson

LovedUp Seat by Deadgood Studios

LovedUp Seat by Deadgood Studios

Gorgeous baths by Hurlingham Baths

Gorgeous baths by Hurlingham Baths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also along the way are a number of interesting design seminars. I went to the Abigail Aherne one on creating Inspiring Retail Spaces. I have been toying with the idea of getting a shop for a long time. I really do want one, but I’m not sure where to start – until I listened to Abigal.

Abigail Aherne

Abigail Aherne

 

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Abigail was very animated, and I took a couple of pics of her – but I’m not sure she would have thanked me for posting them – so this is the best one I’ve got.

Anyway – don’t take my word for it, pop along yourself and take a peek. It’s full of design ideas.