London is a land of possibilities, of visionaries, and the place to be when you want to lead the way. London is a town that can re-born every day, but its best designers, artists; or overall design trends established here in the past, continue to influence the world, indefinitely, today. My Design Week brings you the design trends made in London, take a look:
David Collins Studio
David Collins was born in Ireland in 1995. David followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from Bolton Street School with a degree in Architecture.
David Collins rise was gradual but always ascendant; he traveled from Dublin to Europe, until in 1985, he finally decided to base himself in London. He started off with smaller projects which were the foundations of the earliest iteration of the David Collins studio – at that time – a modest practice specializing in small interior architectural jobs.
Later on, destiny would lead David to the point where he would determinedly begin to delineate his innovative creative vision. Along with his business partner, Iain Watson, the David Collins Studio started to bring out new forms of thinking about design and design trends which still influence the industry today.
The vision was always clear; accepting projects that are a sophisticated counterpoint between aesthetics and rationale; where their own vision and design approach invokes entirely new design trends. – In David Collins words – “God is in the details” – and so is his mastery of home decor.
Kelly Hoppen is another must-mention designer that has set up design trends in the industry ever since the beginning of her career. She has worked with celebrities such as David and Victoria Beckham, or even Martin Shaw, and she continues to amaze the design world with her signature style – a mix of contemporary and luxury, with bold and glamorous accents.
As one of the best designers of our time, Kelly Hoppen, has designed several homes, yachts, jets for private clients, hotels, restaurants, offices and even aircraft. She has also been involved in various commercial projects in several countries which makes it hard to choose only one project to represent her work with.
If we look at her recent work though, we can easily identify this London home as a perfect display of Hoppen’s style.
Featuring a varied array of design trends, this London house features a very minimalistic foyer with statement décor pieces. Other statement design trends that we can witness here are – marble, black, golden and bold shapes – which she includes in her design projects quite frequently.
Full of natural light, this home is very sophisticated and very true to the designer’s signature style, and design trends usual choice. The master bedroom has a very luxurious feel to it, and it also includes a full marble master bath. The cherry on top is the indoor pool with features gorgeous crystal chandeliers over it. -How chic!
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Bentley’? – Cars? – Well, ‘Bentley Home’ is a whole different story, but it’s equally rich in legacy, design trends, and overall inspirational content, that us design lovers, can’t get enough of.
Bentley Home is British made and belongs to the Luxury Living group which was founded back in the 1960s by the visionary Alberto Vignatelli. The aim of the group is to continuously deliver great design trends as well as interior design solutions that fully interpret the several influences and needs of our contemporary lifestyle.
Their craftsmanship is just as meticulous as you would expect it to be where only the most prestigious materials are being used. Their collections feature a combination of exclusive furniture and accessories ranging from minimal abstraction to fashion inspirations, as well as current expressions of grand décor.
‘Bentley Home’ is a guaranteed source of design trends that come in the form of contemporary luxury, and with no expiry date.
Max Lamb is a renowned British designer, that comes from an 80s generation and who is famous for combining traditional – if not prehistoric – design methods with digital design.
There are a lot of natural elements in his pieces which comes as no surprise as he was raised in the countryside (Cornwall). His first success started early on while he was attending the Amersham & Wycombe College for Art and Design in 2000, where he received several awards. He also received a City and Guilds Photography Certificate in 2000 and went on to attended Northumbria University, where he received a degree in Three Dimensional Design. In 2006 he achieved his master’s degree in design products from the Royal College of Art. A year later he started teaching Industrial Design at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland, and he has also taught at the Royal College of Art.
Max Lamb is not only knowledgeable in his field, but he has also helped set up new trends by applying very unusual approaches to the use of natural materials, including, pouring pewter onto the sand, and volcanic rock. He is also known for his strenuous and lengthy methods of production through his many YouTube videos.
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