At the end of September we loaded up our van and headed off to London to take part in the London Design Festival at a show called Tent.
It says on their website that Tent has 'carved out an impressive reputation as an anchor of LDF, a beacon for anyone looking to discover the best contemporary design'. We were flattered to be accepted.
It was a four day exhibition of all sorts of interior design and homewares, from geometric ceramic tiles to modern Orkney chairs. It was the first time that we had shown our wallpaper in such a public place and we were delighted with the reception. We met all sorts of interesting people, some of whom we plan to collaborate with in the future.
We really enjoyed meeting Mina Panic from IO Kids Design. She is the person behind the international team of designers, architects, furniture lovers and cabinet makers who 'combine simple and strict functionalism with playful and elegant aesthetic' to make striking children's furniture. They believe that 'little people like beautiful too'! And so do we. I wish I'd grown up with a Doodle Box (pictured below).
The show was based in the Old Truman Brewery in East London's Brick Lane, a world away from our base in Lewes, East Sussex. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the area with it's mix of Huguenot houses, Indian restaurants and fabric shops.
Our stand neighbours at Tent were Emma and Rhiannon from The East London School of Furniture Making. We fell in love with their furniture and we're signing up for a weekend course to make a beautiful three legged stool. Eventually we plan to make all the furniture we need for future stands. Post show, we're working hard on our next collection. Watch this space!