This year’s 100% Design offered the usual variety of established and emerging companies with many of the most interesting ideas to be found in the 100% Futures section. There was also a strong international presence with a number of countries choosing to exhibit their best young talent collectively. Here are a few of my favourites from a strong show.
This outdoor kitchen concept by Nina Tolstrup of the TEN design collective is made from standard products that can easily be found at a hardware store and is intended as a blueprint for anyone wishing to make their own version.
I liked the clean look of these lamps and the spun aluminium that they’re made from has an impressive lightness and strength. Made in the same workshop that produced the prototypes for Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chair: this material is becoming increasingly popular.
More spun aluminium – these stools have been snapped up by Thorsten van Elten.
Aussie duo Daniel Emma make simple yet premium products with a focus on quality materials and manufacture.
British brand DesignedMade launched the Cubic coasters at 100%. Made from laser cut steel and powder coated to give a bright and durable finish, they look great together or individually.
There’s something cool about concrete and this clock uses the hard yet tactile qualities of the material to great affect. Wonderfully architectural.
Katsuragi’s chairs are based on traditional archetypes and techniques and are beautifully formed and crafted in woods including cherry, ash and walnut.