Howard Sullivan: The Importance Of Origins In UK Design
Director of YourStudio speculates on trends at London's 2012 Design Festival.
Following the 2012 Olympics, it is now design’s turn to take centre stage in London. An Autumn of cultural events kicked off with events from the Frieze Art Fair to PAD, with art and design on show from edgy and new to high end vintage. London-based interiors practice YourStudio sent their trends team out and about during London Design Week to report back on the key emerging trends in furniture and design.
The adage ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ could have been a phrase in the minds of many of the contemporary designers exhibiting at London Design Week 2012. Bloomsbury’s derelict ex-Post Office Sorting Office became the backdrop for Design Junction, an event which brought together new and established designers under its imposing industrial roof.