Old Truman Brewery & Warehouse 89 & Olympia London
London Design Festival is among the most thrilling and innovative design festivals in the world. Norwegian design has traditionally revolved around honest, natural materials, something that is also evident in this year’s exhibitons.
Over the past decade, Wik & Walsøe has become a brand of significance on the Norwegian and Scandinavian market, specialising on fine porcelain and glass production. At the London Design Fair, Wik & Walsøe presents the exhibition Contemporary Tradition. Tradition has become a fascination and a challenge at the studio, and the exhibition contains traditional product design with a modern twist. A central aim for Wik & Walsøe is to provide products that resonate with people, and that have lasting sentimental value. This includes a strong connection with nature and sustainability and one of the studio’s core values is to create long-lasting products with the least possible environmental impact.
Generations of experience has made Lundhs Norway’s leading exporter of natural stone. Lundhs field of expertise is wide, and their “Real Stone” materials, obtained from millions year old quarries, decorate and characterise buildings worldwide, including Norwegian spa Farris Bad, 7-star hotel Burj-Al-Arab i Dubai and countless shops and premises across Manhattan. Lundhs has also specialised in design and creation of distinctive products based on this material.
Lundhs will also display and present unique products made of natural stone at the London Design Fair and invites all with an interest in design to take a closer look.
For generations, Vestre has been a leading manufacturer of furniture for cities, parks and outdoor public spaces. Their products are designed and produced in Scandinavia, with a focus on good quality and long durability. After a stopping across Europe and in New York, Vestre brings their new pop-up furniture concept «Nordic Life in Urban Spaces», to London Design Festival. The concept concerns the future of cities and focuses on how the accessibility of urban life in the Nordic countries can inspire landscape architecture and city organisations elsewhere.
Vestre’s pop-up furniture installation will be on display for two days at the event Shoreditch Design Triangle, and their designers will be present to discuss this project as well as other products. Be sure not to miss it.
Norwegian Rodeo Holding designs elegant chairs with the function of strengthening core muscles and increasing spinal health. The Rodeo chair has been well received among professionals and consumers and was awarded DOGA’s Award for Design Excellence in 2015.
Rodeo Holdings will bring their distinctive Rodeo chair to the event 100% Design during London Design Festival. Founder Frode Skretting, who is a former physical therapist and athlete, will be present to meet audiences and discuss the relationship between design and function.
Top Photo: Vestre Street Funiture in New York / Júlia Martins Miranda