Last week saw the 15th edition of London Design Festival, the citywide event anchored by tradeshows such as London Design Fair, designjunction, 100% Design, and Decorex International, with satellite events in half a dozen design districts everywhere the city.
The yearly London Design Festival prevails one of the more interesting design fairs for its embrace of fresh, sometimes anonymous designers as well as set stars. At this year’s edition, the 15th iteration of the design event, there was a general sample of people exhibiting their craft in shows and installations across the city. And, as always, objects of fascination are abundant. Keep reading to find a curated edit of some of Boca do Lobo’s highlights from London Design Festival.
In Decorex, Covet House once again brought the most trending pieces from Portuguese brands such as Boca do Lobo
Pixel Cabinet – Pixel is an effort to honor the union between design and craftsmanship. The 1088 triangles that complete this piece carry the dedication and art of those who built it – with a diversity of finishes never seen before. The polished brass base gives Pixel a unique personality, a strong and at the same time sophisticated character.
Eden is inspired by the mystic behind the name. This side table represents a part of the tree of knowledge and the tale of the birth of desire. Fully made of polished casted brass, with a delicately engraved top exposing the heart of a golden tree to the very heart of a home. Available a set of two side tables and also an elegant and highly decorative side table.
Bohème embodies the spirit of true adventurers who choose to live an unconventional lifestyle and aim to achieve what is accessible only to a few people. This rare and exceptional jewelry safe distinguishes itself for the haute craftmanship and hyper-refinement in its essence, following a new hyper-luxury trend. With special compartments to guard jewelry and precious liquors, watch winders to exhibit watches and humidors for cigars, Boca do Lobo’s new Private Collection home safe explores rarity and beauty in a contemporary way and will certainly be the star of your luxury closet.
Lapiaz inspired this unique coffee table. The French word is the name given to the typical karst formations produced by surface dissolution of limestone or dolomite rocks. It can also be caused by freezing and thawing in cold climates. This is how Lapiaz luxury coffee table emerged. Imagine a stone frozen and freshly cracked to show the entire world a rich, golden interior. The polished brass details and mirrored sides attribute this luxury design artwork an artic yet comfy and warm beauty. Definitely a statement piece for the most luxurious interior designs.
French by birth, but distinctly East London in spirit, Camille Walala designed a pattern-covered bouncy building in London’s straight-laced Broadgate neighborhood. Covered in her clear Walala graphics—a kind of modern-day Memphis—the inflatable house was one of the London Design Festival‘s landmark installations.
In a fresh move away from the Scandinavian-inspired minimalism that has controlled for so long, Milanese designers Dimore Studio created five hedonistic compartments inside London art gallery Mazzoleni for London Design Festival. Observed within circular holes in the wall, each room set was filled with a rich pattern, color, texture, and vintage furniture.
The Italian designer Achille Salvagni is known for his sumptuous interpretations of 20th-century modernism, as shown in his new, limited-edition Papillia side chair, with a cast metal frame and velvet upholstery.
The Italian designer Matteo Cibic’s whimsical outlook is evident in “Dermapoliesis,” his project for SEEDS, also showing this year in the Brompton Design District. Cibic posits the creation of “a universe inhabited by not-entirely-intelligible figures that do not resemble us,” like Dermapolka, a limited-edition ceramic and glass piece.
Assemble, the Liverpool-based, Turner Prize-winning architectural collective, and its Granby Workshop have been producing intriguing ceramics, and their latest effort, Splatware, is no exception. The plates and cups are made by combining clays of various colors in a hydraulic press, to very happy effect.
Dhow Cabinets by Bethan Gray – British designer Bethan Gray has updated the ornate cabinet series she launched last year with different colors and patterns. Each piece combines vibrantly stained wood and brass marquetry. “For the Dhow collection, I have taken inspiration from the dhow sailing boats of the Gulf region,” said Grey.