Running in parallel with the overarching London Design Festival, East London’s dedicated cultural event, Shoreditch Design Triangle (SDT) brings together brands and designers from throughout the community to celebrate the creative efforts of the East End. Always reliable for a good show, the inimitable Lee Broom marked ten years in design with On Reflection, an all-out all black edit of some of his most popular designs. The showroom took on an illusory element to surprise and delight revelers that dared to look beyond the glass. A subtle, cool and surprising installation from an LDF stalwart.
Lifestyle and design champions of the East, SCP and The Ace Hotel are always must-see stops on the SDT circuit. This year SCP dedicated three floors of their headquarters to Between People and Objects, a celebration of the relationship between people and objects, with collaborations by SCP x Penguin x Jasper Morrison. While Ready Made Go 3 at The Ace showcased a great new edit of useful objects and tools curated by Laura Houseley of Modern Design Review. I loved the specially commissioned salt and pepper grinders by Oscar Diaz.
A personal highlight of SDT was ONEROOM X BETHAN LAURA WOOD, a great exhibition in the new gallery space on French Place showing recent works by the award-winning British designer. The CRISS CROSS cabinet was a beautiful example of material investigation and celebration of colourful and elaborate marquetry.
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