Homegirl London pays homage to Tent exhibitors. Tent London and Super Brands London is a trade show showcasing the very best of contemporary design. It’s hosted in Brick Lane at the iconic Old Truman Brewery building on the 19th until 22nd September 2013. I featured three exhibitors yesterday and here are three more.
Abigail Edwards: uber interior stylist Abigail Edwards began her career studying Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art in London and The École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She’s been styling for various magazines and commercial clients for over a decade. In 2011 Abigail launched her first wallpaper collection – all the designs are hand drawn by Abigail and then printed at one of the few remaining, traditional wallpaper printers in the UK using a very smooth style of printing which keeps the detail of the original illustrations. The colours are hand mixed using non-toxic water based inks. The designs are intricate, line drawings which are influenced by a childhood surrounded by woodland and fairy tales.
Abigail Edwards with her Storm Clouds Wallpaper
Daniel Schofield: Daniel trained as a graphic designer and then carpenter before studying Furniture and Product design at Sheffield Hallam University. On graduating he set up a studio designing contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. His products tell a story like the Arundel Pendant lights which were inspired by the road in Sheffield from which they get their name and are made. This street was once at the heart of Sheffield’s metal working industry with the road full of forges and machine shops, but now only a small handful of crafts people are left. Daniel has collaborated with these crafts people to produce the lights and the form of the pendant has been inspired by the goblets that were once made by the crafts people on Arundel Street.
Daniel Schofield with his Arundel Pendant Lights
Tamasyn Gambell: An RCA graduate who worked in Paris for Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel before setting up her own company in 2008. She designs and makes screen printed products for the home using environmentally friendly processes; cushions, lampshades, stationery, bags and scarves. Tamasyn’s prints are bold, bright and reflect her love of the Art Deco and Modernist art movements along with her passion for design and architecture. All her materials are screen printed in London using water-based pigments and the fabrics are sourced from Irish and European mills.
Tamasyn Gambell and her geometric patterned products
This year the Tent London show organisers have concentrated on finding undiscovered European talents which will exhibit alongside the very best UK-based established independents. Something to look out for is the new Project Spaces which are given over to architects and designers so they can experiment with ideas and processes, three dimensional environments, colour, material, light and human interaction. Sister trade show – Super Brands London will be co-located with Tent. The Super Talks Programme will consist of demonstrations, workshops and idea sessions under the theme ‘Mobilised.’ For more information take a look at the website www.tentlondon.co.uk. You can follow the exhibition on twitter @tent_london. Credits: text by Homegirl London, images courtesy of Abigail Edwards, Daniel Schofield and Tamasyn Gambell. Special thanks to David Gorrod.