Monday, 5 July 2010

Name to Know 2

New Designers, the annual showcase of Britain's brightest design graduates, is currently filling Islington's glass-roofed Business Design Centre. For me, this is the most exciting and inspiring show of the design calender, as well as being the best place in the country to pick up a classic of the future. This year's must-buy is Phil Proctor's two-legged side table, Quello. Created in reponse to a student design brief (set by iconic furniture manufacturers Ercol) to come up with a piece of innovative bedroom storage furniture, Quello is designed to lean against the wall and features a neat sliding lid with a recessed handle. Beautifully made from American oak, this piece is striking in it's total simplicity. Make a note of his name.

New Designers runs 8-11th July

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