Best of 100 Percent Design 2015
While Paris has Maison & Objet, London has 100 Percent Design, the UK's largest and longest standing contemporary design event for industry professionals and design Creatives . Both are the central events within larger festivals–Paris Design Week and London Design Festival–and are both nuclei for design and lifestyle trends in Europe and attract creative diversity from around the world. And this year, 100Percent Design, just like its French counterpart, is turning its emphasis to Luxury, its newly added section. The main difference between the two? Other than the fact that you could get away with converses in London? See for yourself... The Best of 100 Percent Design 2015 :
Industrial brassware faucet finishings that are works of art in themselves. Inspired by architectural details and engineering structures, Watermark, founded by Herman Abel in 1976, creates handcrafted functional sculptures that are the product of collaborations with artisans and craftsman in their home borough of Brooklyn.
"Art by Day Light by Night"
A magical escape... an overlap between technology art and design. Founded in 2010 by designer Jirko Bannas, Lightboys' illuminated photographic lighting systems transform spaces and take you out of your everyday life and into different worlds. Their innovative lighting systems combined with LED technology and stunning art photographs by famous artists to create the ultimate design fantasy.
Photo © Lightboys GmbH
Technology and design lab Palette has created the iPod of the design world... except for colours, not music. Their "Cube," an aesthetic white square which fits into the palm of your hand, and would have most likely received Steve Job's approval, is transforming how design creatives are incorporating the quotidian into their work. See the colour of a door in passing on the street that you want to incorporate into your latest design project? The cube will capture any colour on almost any surface and give you the codes and names required to reinterpret it within your own project.
A big trend at London and Paris design weeks with year? Illusions in the form of modern day fresco and trompe l'oeil. DecBOOKS® are leading the path in false book wall coverings in the United Kingdom. They are used throughout the design world to create false bookcases and libraries, transforming spaces in homes, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world.
And now, for the Best of Maison & Objet 2015...
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