100% Design 2013 runs from 18-21 September 2013 at Earl’s Court, London. From the hundreds of products there, these nine caught the editor’s eye
Avro coffee table
Un-steady Old Bean!
Mimicking bubble geometries in cubic frames, designer Graham Tulett’s coffee table gives orthogonal forms a compelling twist. The displaced, shifted structure has a perverse appeal – engineer Hoare Lea has chucked out ‘built-in redundancy’ and ordered them for its London HQ.
Alex Meitlis for Hazorfim
Burning a disc
Since I first saw ‘Game of Thrones’ I’ve lit up at every flickering sconce I’ve seen. So this contemporary interpretation of the luminaire flicks all my switches. The shiny brass number comes in three sizes, always powered by just one candela.
Nowadays, if it’s made of concrete, it’s generally being demolished to make way for something more glassy or colourful. Thankfully, Low Info is bucking the trend with refreshingly deadpan concrete basins. With considered invisible wall mountings, is it the last hurrah for beton Britain?
Uberdesigner Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quittlet have set their sights on sustainability in their new stacking chair for Magis. The frame’s of recycled polypropylene and natural fibres and the seat compression moulded in recycled jute or hemp. Available in grey or brown, you’ll always get green.
No pain no grain
Times are hard in Portugal right now – but it’s as if the country thrives in adversity. Luckily the wood’s softer; and from it comes local joinery firm Wewood’s new Gaveta table. Simply designed and jointed in French oak, it opens to reveal discreet and charming leather storage pockets – making it both table and tidy.
Buster and Punch
The art of motorcycle illuminance
Inspired by ‘live fast, die young’ rockstar lifestyles, designers at B+P have taken guitar amps and smashed them into motorcycle design in their East End garage, to cook up the ‘Hooked’ lighting range. Something of the night about it but precision engineered, it’s a shot in the arm for home grown lighting design.
Aiken lounge chair
Seating. With bells on
James Harrison’s new Aiken chair is about more than the simple form and turned timber that evokes Scandinavian empiricism – it’s that it looks like a sledge! Available in walnut, oak and black lacquer, the cushioned fabric seat and back is removable for all the Quakers out there; for Epicureans, it also comes in leather.
If it was good enough for the Moors, it’s good enough for you. Some of the greatest architecture in the world used great tile designs; now you can design your own. Kaza Concrete’s own fibre reinforced recipe will create any 3D design you want – or choose from its trendy designer range.
Stuck on you
Surely 150 people can’t be wrong. That’s how many people’s conviction and investment it took to found Inertia through ‘Kickstarter’ crowd source funding. They launched with this adjustable aluminium LED task lamp with an innovative magnetic joint which allows it to be moved into any position. It also has a neat leather dimmer switch.