Plumen x Boskke and I Missed It!

Plumen x Boskke and I Missed It!

What the hell man! How did I miss the Plumen x Boskke Chandelier during London Design week way back in September? I must have hit one too many cups of NyQuil because I should have been there. The pictures from the London Shoreditch Station look so damn cool. Seriously, I want a coffee shop or tea shop equipped with free wifi, comfy seating, and these chandeliers. I also just found out these are the smaller and uber cute mini Plumen bulbs. MUST HAVE AND DO WANT! Did any of you see it in person?

0 London Design Festival, Plumen x Boskke

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Eight amazing designers from around the would took turns presenting their ideas to a panel of four very tough judges. We were taken aback by the amazing mockups Electrolux provided. This was a dream come true for many as it is often rare to see a physical model of your design. We felt nervous at the pit of our stomachs for them. The judges scrutinized every nuance of each concept. They praised what needed to be praised, but made sure each designer knew where the flaws were – perhaps a good lesson.

0 EDL 2010 flickr gallery

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Socked! Well don’t be, because this time the mocking is for a good reason. As a part of their competition procedure, Electrolux Design Lab finalists’ designs get fabricated as mock-ups and are displayed at the Electrolux Design Lab booth at the 100% Design London fair. Here is a look at how glossy and sleek these futuristic products can look in our homes. As sketches and renders, it’s difficult to judge how any product will adapt to its environment. Life-size replicas give us a peek at how they will look at home.

0 Watch Webcast Of Electrolux Design Lab @ 100% Design London Here

Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design is out on the field and will be reporting the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 results from Earl’s Court, London! Expect a lot of live updates, interviews, videos and pictures on our Twitter, Vimeo and Facebook Channels. Bookmark them and stay tuned from the 23rd – 26th. The Design Lab will also be streaming a live feed of the events here, so stay tuned for more!

0 YD @ 100% Design London for Electrolux Design Lab 2010

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

As promised, here is the second installment on the Korean Activities this September at 100% Design London. Just a reminder that their stand is located at L70 and you can visit them anytime between 23rd and 26th September 2010. What really fascinates me is the diverse collection they are showcasing, In Part I we saw amusing jewelry, ceramics, glass, lights and children’s furniture. In this episode I bring to you clocks, bathroom fixtures, pillows and lots more cool stuff. So enjoy!

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Delve into the archives of Yanko Design and you’ll notice that 6 out of 10 designs are by Korean Designers! It’s never been a calculated attempt on our part, but the truth is that their ideas and concepts are so innovative and in-sync with “good design”, that it is hard to ignore. Many of you write in to ask how we find out about these designers; I can’t give out our trade secret, but I can direct you to a place where you can meet them in person and maybe share your passion for design. The Korea Pavilion will be set up at the 100% Design London, this September.

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Fresh after showcasing the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition, here’s a peek at what they are up to at the 100% Design festival. A series of interviews have been commissioned (in cooperation with Dezeen) and here’s a look at what Tom Dixon (with his cute lil dog) has to say about his projects at the Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar. Stay tuned for the upcoming Jaime Hayón interview featuring his chess set in Trafalgar Square, Yves Behar interview and round-up of other London Design Festival highlights.

100% Design London 2008 Recap

100% Design London 2008 Recap

It’s official, the 2008 London Design Festival is now over!  In its 6th year and with over 150 events held all over London, I was lucky enough to be able to view the best of the best within furniture, craft, architecture, fashion, multi-media, graphic and industrial design.

0 Exhibition: 100% Design London