After an exciting week of design shows across London, we are reflecting on the things we’ve seen at London Design Fair 2016: from innovative new designs to classic staples – and why we think they would be great pieces in the contemporary interiors we design.

1.  Brendon Farrell

This dramatic mirror makes for a stunning focal point and is a beautiful combination of shape and materials – vegetable tanned leather with oak or brass wall puck.  We love the coatrack (seen in the mirror’s reflection) because of its architectural form and can see it working really well in a long entrance hallway.

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2.  MissPrint

We know MissPrint for their mid-century inspired graphic wallpapers which we like to use on feature walls but were delighted to see a range of their designs printed onto fabrics which will no doubt feature in some of our upcoming projects!

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3.  Ateliers Zelij

Stunning handcrafted zelliges and cement tiles in rich colours and geometric patterns!

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4.  Alex Derry Glass

We loved these glass mould blown flasks because of the irregularities in shape, texture and colour variety.  I can imagine them looking stunning as a set on a window ledge with natural light shining through.

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5.  Yellow Broom Product

We met David, one of the two collaborators forming Yellow Broom studio based in the Scottish Highlands as we were admiring these unusual steam bent table lamps.  They caught our eye because of their beautiful curved form and great craftsmanship.

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6.  David Pompa

A stunning selection of pendant lights with copper highlights– we can see these working well in clusters over artworks on walls.

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7.  Glassworks, Matteo Gonet GmbH

We love this playful glass chandelier – which challenges our idea of the formal, antique chandelier.  A showstopper and joy to look at!

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8.  Ceadogán Rug Makers

Lush, beautifully designed rugs by Irish designer makers Ceadogán.  These 100% wool rugs can add warmth and a splash of colour to a living room or bedroom.

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9.  Shane Holland Design

Shane’s furniture and lighting stood out to us because of their high quality finish – across all mediums.  We love the cage lanterns which come in brass, copper or stainless steel and can see them looking great hung centrally over a dining table or in a line down an entrance hallway.  We thought the “kiss my bottom stool” (Póg mo Thóin Stoolín) made us smile (especially as we had Audrey to translate!) – a minimal 3 legged stool made of Irish Elm or Chestnut and upholstered in wool which comes with a handy strap for hanging on the wall.

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