Here’s a taste of more LDF goodies – at The Tent and Superbrands show at the Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury St, E1 from 19-22 September
Running a tight ship
Lars Beller is designing more sustainably by designing out processes. For his timber and cast aluminium Equal chair he’s been inspired by the making of hand tools. With the wood forced into the metal sleeve when damp, it anchors it for good when it dries out.
Lanka Low Table
Ari Kanerva for Meritalla
He stoops to Lanka
Finn Ari Kanerva is working with the go-to material of the moment, tubular steel, to produce his distinctive low table. But he’s giving it an extra flourish by matching the glass colour with the steel to ensure it’s accentuated by its own shadow.
Saving time by cutting corners
The Norwegian trio have been putting their heads (and hands) together to produce their ‘kick-yourself’ simple clock face. With a vacuum-formed plastic base and hands in laser-cut aluminium, 3 O’Clock will look as good on your wrist as it does on the wall.
Seating with a spring
Borgogni’s latest offering takes industrial steel tubing and
twists it in on itself to create a beautiful and beguiling form that is both classic and highly contemporary. Available as a table seat and occasional chair, the heavier you are, the bigger the bounce.
The light stuff
Inspired by memories of growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Ireland, Bates has brought the milking parlour into the kitchen with her receiving jars turned lights. Available in six sizes, they’re even part-
frosted to symbolise the
Blast from the past
Sheffield’s Arundel St, packed with forges and machine shops, used to be the heart of the city’s metal working industry. Only a few remain, and basing his design on traditional goblets produced long ago, Schofield is using their skills to keep the craft alive.
Toshiyuki Kita for Ligne Roset
Surf and slouch
Kita designed the @-Chair for working specifically on computers, with a table on casters that slides alongside for the perfect working position. And, if you order the bespoke model, when you’re done working on the interweb, it can be reclined into a chaise longue for some well-earned downtime.
Philipp Von Hase
Show some spine!
Philipp Von Hase has seen how sitters are prone to slumping, and is on a mission to save us from a life of back pain. The Trialog’s backrest can be a side arm support or lets you rest your elbows for reverse sitting a la Christine Keeler. It might be risqué but you’ll always have the correct posture.
Nenuphar Coffee Table
Ginger & Jagger
Go with the flow
Cascading down in alternate slabs of walnut veneer and high gloss lacquer, Nenuphar is a bold statement piece that demands attention. If that wasn’t enough, the legs are made of acrylic, brass, copper or nickel to evoke the heady excesses of Memphis design.