Glasgow-based designer Laura Spring and her Duffel Bags. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
We love sharing fresh, cool design and designers.
That’s why we’re excited about London’s Pulse 2013, the summer’s design-focused retail, gift, homeware and lifestyle show. The event brings together 600+ brands and inspirational design-talent in London. In the show’s Launchpad, the hub of new talent, there will be 160+ exhibitors – designers, developers and creatives. Here are some of them:
Inspired by the British weather, Glasgow-based designer Laura Spring (above) designs hand printed luggage and outerwear which “explore how print relates to the object it adorns.” ’Wet’, ‘Windy’ and ‘Warm’ are the titles of her bold graphic symbols and motifs on her designs. Spring will launch new sizes and colorways of her Duffel Bags and a range of Wash Bags and Makeup Bags.
Caslon & Co
Andy Rouse + Caslon & Co. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Andy Rouse collects antique printing blocks, especially ‘ornaments’ and ‘fleurons’ which once added ornate flourishes to books and posters. Last year, he acquired a retired printers press and began to experiment with his collection of ornate antique printing blocks. This year, Rouse is debuting his company Caslon & Co and its contemporary range of cushions and kitchen linens made using traditional methods and antique printing blocks.
Dove Street Pottery
David Worsley + Dove Street Pottery. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
David Worsley, aka The Hopeful Potter, creates simple, functional domestic ware for everyday use. His Dove Street Pottery vessels are wheel-thrown in white stoneware clay, with line, color, form, weight and balance considered. Worsley will launch his Water Jug and Mug in dark chocolate brown, grass green and pink-tinged stone white.
Home Slice. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Home Slice is an illustrator and product designer team who create design-led homewares “recording the brilliance of Britishness.” The label will exhibit collections including ‘Greasy Spoon’, a homage to the British chip shop signage featuring ‘Chippy’ plates and mugs and screen printed kitchen textiles (tea towels, hand drawn chequered placemats).
Roddy & Ginger
Virginia Armstrong + Roddy & Ginger. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Virginia Armstrong is the London-based designer and illustrator behind Roddy & Ginger whose designs fuse Scandinavian influences with retro/folk vibes. She will launch new kitchenware including trays and chopping boards and screen printed wallpaper, textiles and stationery designs.
Etienne Esmenjaud + Desinature. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Desinature is a British design brand dedicated to the production of stylish and contemporary eco-conscious lighting and home accessories. The brand will launch the Lily light shade designed by Etienne Esmenjaud. This reversible light shade allows for a pop of vivid color on the inside or making a statement with color on the outside.
Jennifer Slattery. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Inspired by childhood memories of tea at her grandmother’s house, Irish textile designer Jennifer Slattery designs cushions, throws and table linen which celebrate the ‘everyday heirloom’. Her fragile, ghostly, vintage feeling designs are created through digital imagery of her grandmother’s china. She will launch new tableware and cushion designs.
Freya Cumming. Photo credit: Pulse 2013.
Based in her home studio in Perthshire, Scotland, printmaker Freya Cumming creates hand printed wallpaper and cushions. In her collection, illustrations of birds, flowers and floating hot air balloons feature prominently with a color palette of pastels, greys and whites.
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