Mark Leib is back with his Part 02 roundup of the recent London Design Festival. Today he tells us about The Shoreditch Design Triangle, De La Espada at Tramshed, Ridley’s pop-up restaurant by The Decorators and Atelier ChanChan and Jean Prouvé by G-Star RAW for Vitra. Extreme love!

The Shoreditch Design Triangle (below).

Thirty four galleries, shops and studios showed work around Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street. The big show here is Tramshed on Rivington Street. De La Espada had filled most of Tramshed with work from AutobanIlse Crawford and Søren Rose Studio.

“Reconstructed Chandelier” by Kouichi Okamoto. Hexa Project – Asian creative culture at The Red Gallery

“Pendulum Sound Machine” by Kouichi Okamoto also at The Red Gallery.

Left – DesignMarketo on Redchurch Street. Right – “Water Clock” by Kouichi Okamoto at The Red Gallery.

Tent on Brick Lane (below). 

Tent show was busy and with lots of exhibitors, but there were few ideas or surprises.

Some photos from TENT on Brick Lane.  On the right is a custom concrete salami case. [I definitely need this for storage and transport of my beloved Serbian pork sausages – dana.]

Images of “Details Originals” ceramics by Richard Brendon.

“Acid Drops” pendants by Curiosa & Curiosa.

Ceramics by Ikuko Iwamoto.

De La Espada at Tramshed on Rivington St in Shoreditch.

Easily the best work I saw all week was Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada. He is on fire…. A superb, delicately detailed chair with perforated leather panels and white oak. A leather wrapped webbed lounger with hexagonal stitched cushions. A wire table, stunning solid marble pendants and tumbled granite drums with frivolous button detail oak lids completed the collection. Seriously bloody good.

Benjamin Hubert marble pendants for De La Espada

Left – Lounge chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada. See more info here. Right – De La Espada pendant (I think). 

Chair detail by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada. [I love, love, love this!]

Lamp and chair by Søren Rose Studio for De La Espada[This is such a great photo. The expression on little girl’s face is priceless!]

Autoban for De La Espada.

Ridley’s pop-up restaurant. 

Deep in Dalston’s Ridley Road market The Decorators and Atelier ChanChan created a real gem. A two storey scaffold structure was built in a corner of the bustling marketplace. The kitchen was on the ground floor and a custom table for fifteen of the first floor. A hoist took food up to the first floor and became the table top. The concept was to create a space for exhibitionist eating with a sustainable food process.

Ridley’s pop-up restaurant at Ridley’s Market, Dalston by The Decorators and Atelier ChanChan. Bottom right image is of the communal table on first floor.

Lunches were exchanged for goods collected from the market of a value of £3. The barter goods were then used to make the evening meal. Upon arrival at lunch my date Phoebe and I were instructed to go into the market and find £3 pounds worth of almonds and pine nuts. The chefs change daily and our spinach and ricotta Italian lunch was amazing. An inspired, clever project .

Left – Ridley’s meny. Right – My lunch which was spinach and ricotta balls, Northern Italian tomato sauce, creamy polenta and pepperonatta. [Yum! But where’s the pork Mark?]

Prouvé RAW for Vitra.

An installation in the shop windows of the Vitra showroom on Clerkenwell Road of reworks of seventeen Jean Prouvé classics by G-Star.

Jean Prouvé by G-Star RAW for Vitra at the Vitra showroom in Clerkenwell. Left – “Fauteuil Direction”, 1951. Right – “Cité Armchair”, 1930.

Jean Prouvé by G-Star RAW for Vitra. Left – “Tabouret Solvay”, 1941. Right – “Tabouret No. 307”, 1951.


[All images © Mark Leib for yellowtrace.]

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

One Response

  1. jamie lipop

    I have a G-star Prouve Raw Vitra Tabouret Solvay low stool/table for sale after being gifted it from work, all in original packaging and box.
    Email if interested –
    I live in the England, near London


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