London Design Week: Trends and Directions for 2014 | Graphic Africa
This is the second post of a series “London Design Week: Trends and Directions for 2014″ inspired byPantoneView’s analysis. In this series I’ll be discussing the key color trends from the influential London Design Week that took place this year.
Graphic Africa showcased a thoroughly contemporary aesthetic at Habitat on Kings Road with important work by 16 leading designers from 10 countries in East, West and Southern Africa.
Picking up on the current shifts and exciting developments in design happening now across the continent, curators Trevyn and Julian McGowan (based near Cape Town) selected over 20 pieces of new furniture and a capsule collection of ceramics, glassware and lighting, all drawing from the most contemporary interpretation of African pattern and scale. With a focus on black-and-white patterning, the rustic materials and hand-crafted techniques looked completely modern.