London Design Festival 2015: Jesmonite

Designers use the material in creative ways for coffee tables, mountain sculptures and even jewelry boxes

One of the most exciting things about big design events like London Design Festival is the opportunity to see which materials designers use to make their dream creations come alive. Typically, there’s at least a few unusual materials and interesting combinations that grab the viewer’s attention. This year at London Design Festival, it was the creative use of jesmonite—a water-based acrylic composite—that stood out. Three …

London Design Festival 2015: Highlights

From neon lights to luxury dressers and pouffes, our picks from this year's impressive event

This year’s London Design Festival felt bigger and more comprehensive than ever—with galleries, museums and showrooms all over the city opening their doors to an enthusiastic, design-savvy crowd. Two of the threads that ran through the festival were playfulness and interactivity, with Memphis-inspired designs something of a favorite and many designers creating colorful, captivating pieces. Established names and newcomers alike played with neon and pastel …

London Design Festival 2015: Lee Broom’s Flower Shop

The designer debuts his Podium vase collection among a floral wonderland

Cool Hunting favorite Lee Broom always puts a tremendous amount of thought into how his unique designs are displayed. Earlier this year, at Milan Design Week, Broom created his own department store. For London Design Festival, he chose to showcase his first collection of vases—called “Podium”—in his flagship store in Shoreditch, which has been converted into a flower shop for the duration of the festival. …