20 Standouts From London Design Festival 2017

Designer Bethan Gray turned to a traditional Islamic craft dating back to the 16th century for the monochrome marquetry and brass pieces in the Shamsian collection. Photography courtesy of Bethan Gray.

Included in an emerging brand section at 100% Design, the Citrus Chair by Holly Hughes—founder of Citradi—shoots for maximum impact in both color and form. Despite the Italian-sounding name, Citradi is located in England's Oxfordshire countryside. Photography courtesy of Citradi.

The Citrus chair is available in eight bold colors. Photography courtesy of Citradi.

A communal worktable seating up to 14 people and sustainably designed to be made locally just about anywhere in the world, Collaboration furnished the press room at the Old Truman Brewery during LDF. Photography courtesy of Opendesk.

Thanks to a spacious central power tray, laptops stay charged without a tussle over outlets with the Collaboration table by Opendesk and Lucy Dinnen, project architect at Hawkins Brown Architects. Photography courtesy of Opendesk.

A wheel of gradient color is the mesmorizing surface of Colour Dial, a sculptural glass coffee table by Rive Roshan. Photography courtesy of Rive Roshan.

A detail of the Colour Dial coffee table by Rive Roshan. Photography courtesy of Rive Roshan.


A hand-carved cow's head in English Alabaster, a cast milk bottle, and a fin of leather in the 2-D form of a jump comprise an abstract mobile. A tribute to a familiar nursery rhyme, Over The Moon is a kinetic chandelier by emerging design firm Autolykus. Photography courtesy of Autolykus.

Autolykus incorporates repurposed items into all of its custom pieces. Photography courtesy of Autolykus.

Agnieszka Czop interlaces pieces of multi-colored wool felt to create the Triangles carpet. Photography courtesy of Culture.pl.

The Triangles carpet was among items exploring texture and tactility in Polish design in "Textura. A Polish Touch," an exhibit sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl. Photography courtesy of Culture.pl.

Discarded rope and fishing line finds new life and beauty in the Debris lounge chair by textile designer Carmen Machado. Photography copyright Carmen Machado/courtesy of Mint.

Drawing attention to ocean conservation and overfishing, Debris was part of an exhibition curated by Lina Kanafani at Mint. Photography copyright Carmen Machado/courtesy of Mint.

Fresh flowers are lovely... but that bloom fades. Designer Timo Mikkonen collaborated with master cabinetmaker Antrei Hartikainen to incorporate a more timeless floral fix into the Fiori table collection for Poiat—the handcrafted flowers are detachable sculptures. Photography courtesy of Poiat.

The Fiori table collection by Timo Mikkonen in collaboration with Antrei Hartikainen for Poiat. Photography courtesy of Poiat.

Swedish firm Kinnarps teamed up with architects, interior designers, and product designers to debut nine new fabrics at 100% Design. Among them, the herringbone Fox is inspired by art deco and 1920's France.

A U-shaped "valley" backrest provides elegant support for dinner guests seated in the Laakso dining chair by Saku Sysiö for Made by Choice. Photography courtesy of Made by Choice.

Included in "Finnish Form," Laakso, which means "valley" in Finnish, has a solid ash frame. Photography courtesy of Made by Choice.

A study of John Ruskin, art critic of the Victorian era, and the Industrial Revolution led to the timber and sheepskin Modular Mechanics armchair by James Shaw, also shown at Mint. Photography copyright James Shaw/courtesy of Mint.

The carved timber joints of the Modular Mechanics armchair allow alternative configurations. Photography copyright James Shaw/courtesy of Mint.

The Mozaik seating family by Mark Gabbertas for Allermuir is a nod to rounded geometry and offers choice when it comes to seating styles. Photography courtesy of Allermuir.

Mozaik's small soft square stool is paired with a soft rectangular bench and a low soft square stool. Two heights are offered. Photography courtesy of Allermuir.

Continuing the fashion to design crossover trend, Danish design firm House of Finn Juhl and British fashion designer Paul Smith create a happy marriage to relaunch select pieces by the late Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl with Paul Smith Maharam fabrics. Shown is Juhl's 57 sofa, paired with the wool-rayon blend Point by Paul Smith. Photography courtesy of House of Finn Juhl.

The 109 chair by Finn Juhl is upholstered in Segmented Stripe by Paul Smith, a nylon, wool, and recycled polyester blend. Photography courtesy of House of Finn Juhl.

In the Shoreditch Design Triangle at its first ever pop-up shop, German firm Pulpo launched Fat, a line of small accessories ranging from tiny vases, boxers, trays, and jars to animal sculptures (by Kai Linke, pictured). Photography courtesy of Pulpo.

Among the designers of the small accessories in the Fat collection are Ferréol Babin, Studio Furthermore, Meike Harde, Kai Linke, RSW, and Sebastian Herkner (pictured). Photography courtesy of Pulpo. 

Truly Truly debuted new colors for the Daze side table, which is inspired by "hazy light streaming through a crack," according to press material. Photography courtesy of Truly Truly.

The steel Daze side table's misty finish comes from a polyester coating. Photography courtesy of Truly Truly.

Champagne, anyone? Zip over the bubbly in a flash with the powder-coated steel Basso mini bar by Manuel Amaral Netto for Util. Thanks to hidden wheels and a bucket-shaped waterproof container, the drinkmaster of the evening has everything needed for a chilled drink on wheels. Photography courtesy of UTIL.

The Basso mini bar's cork tray holds your glass. Now we just wonder: is it a coincidence this little bar has the same name as Bar Basso, the legendary haunt for designers during the Milan Furniture Fair?Photography courtesy of UTIL.

Incorporating a technique of marquetry, the Shamsian collection by Bethan Gray has hand-glued patterns created from multiple layers of colored veneer. Photography courtesy of Bethan Gray.

A child memory of building huts with bed linen triggered the beginnings of the powder-coated steel, textile, and wood Dressed cabinet by Puck Dieben in collaboration with Vij5. Instead of a fixed form, Dressed allows multiple configurations with its textile panels. Photography courtesy of Vij5.

Lee Broom may have been in a somber mood when he decided to look back on 10 years past—all the limited-edition pieces and new lighting in his exhibit "On Reflection" were black. Shown is the Fulcrum light 3-piece chandelier by Lee Broom. Photography courtesy of Lee Broom.

The limited-edition satin-black Hanging Hoop chair by Lee Broom. Photography courtesy of Lee Broom.

A subtle showstopper with its slim black frame anchored in a marble block, the Stand Out coat stand by Ida Linea Hildebrand for Friends & Founders does just that. It also comes with uniquely geometric hangers. Photography courtesy of Friends & Founders.