New Brands Alert for LDF 2022
In preparation for LDF 2022 and our first year anniversary, we have recruited new brands…
We are excited to create new and innovative products which are economic, ethical, and sustainable. We aim to answer the needs of our customers now and moving forwards into a greener future. If you wish to contact us for individually commissioned pieces, we are happy to discuss your ideas and collaborations.
Their circular innovation provides a sustainable alternative to conventional materials. ComposTerra’s products are made from renewable sources and are fully compostable. Hence, they turn into fruitful soil instead of mircoplastics.
Kenoteq has created the world’s currently most sustainable brick made of 90% recycled construction waste. The K-BriqTM has been created in response to concerns over the environmental impact of traditional building material waste generated by the industry each year, placing it as the world’s second-largest producer of CO2 emissions.
It gives landfill material a new lease of life, allowing the design and construction sector to reduce its carbon emissions by 90% compared to using traditional clay bricks while reducing reliance on imports. Its technical credentials are comparable or superior to competing for traditional brick products at specification levels of structure, strength, acoustics and lifespan, while it also has double the thermal insulation qualities and is set at a competitive price point. They are also short listed for the Dezeen Sustainable awards.
Solidwool was born from the idea to create something beautiful – and to create sustainable design with an unbreakable link to nature and our surroundings. We use wool from upland, hill-farmed sheep, historically used in the UK carpet industry. Demand for this wool has declined and is considered almost worthless, a by-product of sheep farming. We are currently focused on using the wool from Herdwick sheep, the iconic breed of the British Lake District. This wool is wiry, dark and hard. Regarded as the most hardy of all British breeds, they roam the high fells for most of the year, naturally hefting themselves to the land.
Malai is a novel biocomposite material based on Bacterial Cellulose grown on waste from coconut processing units and natural fibres from Banana stem, Sisal and Hemp. This material is produced in the form of sheets that can be produced either in standard format of 120x80cm or molded to any desired pattern. The sheets come in a range of colors (achieved using plant based dyes) and three types of weights (gsm). Weight refers to material thickness as well as its strength and flexibility.
We at Malai believe that whatever we borrow from nature should be able to return back to it safely at the end of the product’s life. This is why we committed not to add anything of synthetic origin or oil based in our materials. All the materials we produce remain 100% home compostable, they will biodegrade in compost within 3-4 months. The material is also vegan and water resistant. However it’s difficult to predict the exact lifespan of the material, given a proper material care it can last in good condition for 4-8 years.
A game changer for the design-tech industry, Interesting Times Gang is a Stockholm-based design studio that questions the future role of design by tackling new ways to integrate technology into the design process and make it more sustainable.
Interesting Times Gang used a material that combines recycled fishing nets with wood fiber, to create 3D-printed designs that can stay within the same material ecosystem once they reach the end of their life-cycle. These objects can be ground down to create new bio-materials that can be reused again and again, to create entirely new objects within a closed design loop. The result is “Kelp Collection”, a furniture series created to bring attention to the fact that vast amounts of known underwater kelp forests have been eradicated due to unsustainable fishing practices and rising ocean temperatures (Kelp removes as much CO2 per hectare, as 20 hectares of trees).
Raw materials produced according to the logic of natural cycles and sustainability are the main characters of this collection. Pure Patagonian merino wool, cotton fibres, and wood shape the designs that convey the value of artisan’s hands and highlight the natural beauty of each material. Moreover, a meticulous analysis of the impact of lighting on people’s moods accompanies the creations to guarantee the perfect performance of each piece.
Established in 2000, Detail Lighting offers beautiful, functional lighting design that separates projects from the ordinary. Supplying the commercial, hospitality and residential sector, Detail Lighting combines unparalleled expertise with a comprehensive portfolio of stylish, technical and well-designed products to deliver the very best in LED lighting solutions.
The inspirational collection features a wide range of contemporary lighting solutions, from Linear LED systems to wall surface, low level, recessed, outdoor and decorative lights in an array of special plated finishes and on-trend colour palettes. With a very strong creative focus and the added offering of bespoke product design, Detail Lighting has completed numerous projects, from large-scale residential developments to restaurant and retail spaces.
In its form, CONTOUR takes inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Vorarlberg. Organic curvatures are printed layer by layer to reveal the topographical layers of the mountainscapes coupled together to form the seat. This design language continues into the elevation of the bench itself, as it mimics the peaks and troughs of the skyline of Vorarlberg.