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Category Archives: London Design Festival

The Animal Chair Collection: Rhino by Maximo Riera

This incredibly artful Rhino Chair by Spanish designer Maximo Riera is part of his outstanding Animal Chair Collection that constitutes a diverse range of species, starting with the truly spectacular Octopus Chair, followed by Rhino and Walrus. Lion, Beetle and Whale are yet to be revealed to the public.

Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biologically accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing.

The Rhino Chair is on show at 100% Design London from September 22 – 25, 2011.

Via designboom.com

Skullduggery by Georgina Brett Chinnery

Having seen the skull chair by Pool being received by you so well, I was reminded of this other skull themed chair I came across a few years back and kept a photo of saved on my computer. Let me introduce you to the Skullduggery chair by Georgina Brett Chinnery who designs for her own “interior couture” firm Bombarock in the UK.

Initially working in fabrics using skull prints and experimenting with textural applications, Georgina exhibited her ‘Skullduggery’ chair at the 2006 London Design Festival. At London Design Festival 2008 Georgina showed her signature style of upholstery using skulls and tattoo roses. The new collection of decorative leather furniture, showing a more artisan approach to her work will be exhibited in May 2011 at Collect.

Zeed Armchair by Sara Leonor

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Zeed Armchair by Sara Leonor

born and educated in Spain, currently based in London. Zeed was first presented at Tent London 2010. There is a welded steel and wooden version. Zeed is an excellent chair for chair installations. You can also sit on it when it is put upside down.

Timber Stacker by David J. Irwin (LDF 2008 no 9)

Timber Stacker Chair by David J. Irwin
Timber Stacker Chair by David J. Irwin

At 100% Design London of September 2008 it was my camera that pointed me to the Timber Stacker Chair by David J. Irwin, nicely curved and nicely executed. Available as chair and as armchair via Deadgood.

About David J. Irwin

David J. Irwin is a designer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, currently undertaking the Designers In Residence Scheme at Northumbria University, working within the spectrum of furniture, product and occasionally urban design.

His design focus is founded on a deep interest in material manipulation through the appropriate use of both traditional and contemporary processes. The goal with all his work is to combine a strong concept with a fundemental usefullness.

So you see I’m really trying to get through my backlog. The second photo also features David’s Yed Chair for Habitat.

Thomas Heatherwick wins London Design Medal 2010

Extruded Bench by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick, known from his extruded benches has been awarded the London Design Medal 2010 at the occasion of London Design Festival 2010. It’s

given to a designer who has made a significant contribution to design and London having achieved international acclaim for their work. This year, Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.

The bench was a contender for the 2010 Brit Insurance Award as well.

via Dezeen.