~ Luminosity// Portobello Dock

London Design Festival is over & we have all collapsed in a heap after seeing everything on offer. An amazing amount of design to see, one of the highlights was Luminosity at the Dock, hosted by Tom Dixon. Inspirational & a huge amount of images!
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If you did get a chance to get down to Portobello Dock, you would have been treated to seeing Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, Merci Pop-up shop from Paris, Faye Toogood, Piet Hein Eek, Technology will save us, with pop-up shops designed & constructed by JAILmake & Pan studio. A design emporium also exhibiting Lustre from Tom Dixon, first ever stoneware pendant light, made using a secret glaze to give a striking iridescent sheen.


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Slovenian designer, Nika Zupanc has installed her 'Cherry Orchard' at The Tom Dixon Shop. The installation explores surrealism through lighting pieces that emulates black and red cherries, sugar cubes and bubbles.

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Graduating with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2000, Nika Zupanc now works as an independent designer, exhibiting at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and collaborating with both Moooi and Moroso. Nika's first solo show in the UK can be seen at The Dock
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A one-off exhibition of chocolate sculptures inspired by London will be held at The Dock exploring the versatility and potential of chocolate, to create six one-off free standing London-inspired sculptures.
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The chocolate sculpture designed by Paul Cocksedge, a collaboration with Hotel Chocolat, once scanned QR code reveals the 'Gift' - a limited edition choclate sample box.
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Also launched was Eclectic, a brand new collection of everyday home accessories, giftware and design objects. Using our favoured palette of heavyweight, honest and valuable materials copper, marble, cast iron and wood.

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A house of wax made of scented Eclectic by Tom Dixon candles capturing the essence of British life. A collection of scented candles created to capture the essence of the travelling, trading and nostalgic past with the vibrant future of British life.

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London calls to the smell of red brick, London parks with crocuses and nettles and the salty smell of the Thames at Dagenham.
Orientalist captures the faint memory of an Indian wedding with rose petal garlands, giant cinnamon sticks on beach stalls and the musky smells of the Chinese herbal market.
Royalty is a reminiscence of tea time with a pot of Earl Grey, scones, strawberry jam and the drive home in a '52 Bentley with tatty leather seats.

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The pop-up spaces built & designed by Pan Studios working with JAILmakeproducing ten cabins, each one providing space for upcoming designer-makers to show their wares.  

'We received the brief only seven days before exhibitors needed to prepare and install their work. We quickly worked up designs that would compliment The Dock’s terrace area, using materials we knew could be sourced and worked with in time. The Dock area is dominated by the building’s high pitched roofing and the canal below, so we took inspiration from these focal points and experimented with ways that would make the installation feel integrated on all levels.' Pan Studios

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Studio Toogood setup in two space adjecnt, one for shop display and one to manufacture their House Hightops in.
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