by London Design Fair
Tent & Super Brands London 2013 opens Thursday!
There are just 4 days until Tent London & Super Brands London open their doors to two floors bursting with the latest designs and product launches.
Book your tickets on-line to avoid the queues >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/buy-tickets
The shows are open to trade, press and public through all 4 days.
What's in store at Tent London?
Erica Wakerly: *new* Form Wall Tiles. Stand E26, Hall T1.
Tent London has always been a show about ideas and a place to find the unexpected and innovative in a market that all too often proves predictable and homogeneous. Over 200 exhibitors from 28 countries will be presenting their new collections. See who's exhibiting >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/stands?year=2013
Crafts Council of Ireland, Vernacular: Gallery 13
This year sees the largest collection of gallery & country showcases to date, with 100% Norway, Artesanía de Galicia, Crafts Council of Ireland (above), Four Seasons in Shanghai, Fresh Taiwan, KHiB, Nous & Shapes of Hungary. Visitors can see previously unseen work from over 100 designers and companies, hand picked from around the world. View all Gallery Spaces >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/events?year=2013
3D drawing comes to Tent for the Project Spaces; Architect Peter Morris will draw you home you always dreamed of or the office you wished you worked in. For free. In 3D! Project Space, Hall T1
The Narrative bar/restaurant
Bar Polo will be bringing the Great British Cafe to the show, in a bar/restaurant designed by design agency The Narrative. Famed for creating designs that aim to press all the viewer's sensory buttons, expect a bold and exciting installation that will dovetail perfectly with the ethos of the show.
To address the absence of graduate work representation in the LDF, 2014 will see graduate collective show within a show Brink launched at Tent London. As a timely preview this year Katie Treggiden, confessions of a design geek editor, will curate an editorial space celebrating new work by graduates - Stand E02, Hall T1.
Swing Tag Sunday
In conjunction with Livingetc, exhibitors from Tent London & Super Brands London are offering discounts and offers across their new ranges and exclusive launches - look out for the swing tags on selected products. Grand is offering a 30% discount off this statuesque cabinet (above). Offers only available on Sunday 22. Read more >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/news/swing-tag-sunday-fantastic-offers
What's on at Super Brands London?
There are lots of new product launches across the show, including Daniel Libeskind for Jacuzzi; Terence Woodgate for Objekten; new Standard sofa by Edra; Ian Archer for Ercol and more! View exhibitor list >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/exhibitor-list/super-brands
Super Talks - Book your seat!
Aiming to engage and challenge audiences in a uniquely unstructured and innovative format, Super Talks is back with a new theme, Mobilised, examining the constantly fluctuating, interactive and connected world through a series of ambitious topical debates. Read more & Book a seat >> http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/super-talks
Farg Blanche, Nailed Succession
Super Design Gallery
Returning for a 2nd year, the Super Design Gallery is full of carefully curated pieces just waiting to be discovered, either by collectors or by brands who appreciate good design when they see it. One not to be missed!
In The Scale of Carbon
Materials Council's 2nd exhibition at Super Brands brings carbon emissions out of the abstract and into the physical by representing the quantity of architectural materials produced by one tonne of CO2 emissions. Also, book your seat at Green or Grey in Super Talks talk to hear Ian Hunter discussing sustainability.
Why not make a day
(& night!) of it...
Book a seat at this years Super Talks to hear topical debates presented by industry leaders, curatorial collectives, researchers and designers.
Pop over to one of Spitalfields Market's many restaurants for lunch, with choices to suit all tastes.
Check-in to the new Ace Hotel to be surrounded by yet more cool contemporary design - just a 10 minute walk from the Old Truman Brewery, the Ace Hotel is designed by Barber & Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio.
Thursday 19: 10am - 7pm
Friday 20: 10am - 8pm
Saturday 21: 10am - 8pm
Sunday 22: 11am - 6pm
Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London E1