The design world is forever evolving and keeping us guessing.  LDF '15 demonstrated this with the huge variety of exhibitions, open studios, pop-ups, trade shows and installations. In comparison, trends in the contemporary furniture and lighting industry tend to have a slightly longer life cycle; such as the use of metallics and marble.  We discuss some of the most apparent trends at this year's LDF...

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Julian and Sarah headed south at the end of September for the annual London Design Festival.  Sarah takes over Tangram Talk to discuss this years highlights...

Amazing sights, products, installations, and lots and lots of people crammed into small spaces can only mean one thing – London Design Festival!  With over 300 events taking place across the city of London, it is impossible to do more than scratch the surface. Design Districts are a plenty; key for us were Design Junction, Clerkenwell and Brompton and within these three areas alone, we saw a vast array of beautiful furniture, lighting, accessories and some great installations too.

With the unveiling of the limited edition Egg™ chair and Jaime Hayon's restoration of Arne Jacobsen's original designs in the iconic SAS Royal Hotel, things have been particularly Fritzy of late. To tickle your Tangram fancy this week we thought we'd stick to this main theme but discuss a different Fritz-filled hotel (did someone say alliteration?)

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Exposed light bulbs... We know they've been a prevalent interiors feature for a couple of years now, but particularly so recently. There's definitely a mixed bag of opinions on the trend so we've chosen some images in different settings to try and capture its best light (see what we did there...?)

Living space

6a4a7e418db788d9730741a80410f4ffThe 265 light from Flos is one of the many articulated wall lights we have been seeing lately. There is a real trend for these flexible extending lights, but the 265 from Flos has quickly claimed a place in our hearts. It seems to have a unique ability to work in almost any space, with its simple, elegant design.

Save space and automatically increase the style in any room with creative alternatives. Both the BOLD hotel in Munich and this charming Swedish home have thought ahead. By placing pendant lights over bedside tables, they have allowed room for actually important things like those five books you still want to finish reading. BOLD hotel Munich Swedish house flos