I didn't go to Tent in the last London Design Festival and my classmates told me it was inspiring that I decided to go this year. Compared to 100% Design, it is less high-brand commercial, showing many works from small studios, individual designers or organisations. There is a high-brand fair downstairs, but I found Tent is more interesting that I can see many creative and meaningful works here.
These cushions are made of different materials, function as both cushion and storage. There is a magnet that can keep the two parts together. They reminds me Jing's project.
These lights can be put at anywhere, hanging, on the ground or on the wall, and grouped in whatever way you like. If the one is big enough, people can even sit on top of it and warm their bottom in the winter. They are from an individual designer. He told us if the environment is dark enough, we can even see the light coming out from both the top and the bottom of the light, which sounds amazing.
I like the rainbow colours in these furnitures as well as the patterns on them. And I also really like the furnitures in the following pictures. It will be heart-calming if I can have this kind of furnitures at home. The way that they kept part of the tree barks is fresh for me.
The following designer's work is relevant to my direction. They are made of ceramics and in organic forms.
I think she made some interesting decisions. She didn't simply imitate or interpret the elements from natural, but the viewers can still understand. The piece blow actually makes me think about hills and villages in desert countries.
These lights are really beautiful. The artist is learning different weaving skills and combing them together. I really like the way that these repeating bamboo sticks gradually change into a totally different form.
The hollow little details on the lights below are made by laser cutting. It is surprised for me that there is no burned edges on the paper. It is quite annoying when we cut something in the Uni and have the black edges. The designer said tried thousands of times to figure out the right setting for different paper. I think that is what we need to do.