My favourite design from the London Design Festival

My favourite design from the London Design Festival

There was so much to see at the London Design Festival last week and whilst I’m continuing to add things to our new Instagram feed, I wanted to show you what was probably my favourite design piece from the exhibitions…

This is We Do Wood‘s ‘Nomad’ chair – a contemporary Scandinavian reworking of the classic military field chair.  A gorgeous chair, which is ingenious in its construction and also incredibly comfortable.  As a field chair though it’s also very light and – with all of the parts rolled up to carry – supremely portable!

london design junction leather nomad chair

That’s the leather version pictured above – a prototype of sorts that’s been made in the very finest leather available, and it’s a sublime mix of luxury and portability.  It might just be a little too nice to take out on a day trip though, so already in production is the ‘standard’ canvas version, pictured here along with another chair rolled up and ready to go.

london design junction canvas nomad chair

Designer Sebastian Jørgensen also demonstrated assembly – putting the whole chair together in around a minute!

london design junction campaign chair assembly

Of course it bears more than a passing resemblance to Kaare Klint’s 1933 ‘Safari Chair’ – pictured below, itself a reinterpretation of a British campaign chair.  Klint’s chair is still in production by Carl Hansen, but Jorlet’s version has a cleaner look.  Aesthetically it’s simpler and less fussy.

klint leather safari campaign chair

I think I must be having a 1930s phase, as earlier this week I purchased a beautiful Flemming Lassen ‘Tired Man’ armchair from London’s Skandium – see it here on the Residence Interior Design Instagram feed.  Designed in 1935, it’s the perfect armchair for cosy autumn evenings, and it’s already installed in an apartment that we’re furnishing in South Kensington.

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