Pulse 2012: Launchpad preview

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Diet/Archeology Ceramics by Studio Lav

Students from London design school Central Saint Martins will once again exhibit their work in the Launchpad section of interiors tradeshow Pulse, which runs 10 - 12 June at Earls Court.

Highlights include a DIY pinhole camera, hybrid patterned homewares by way of the US and Russia, and kitchen textiles made by a philanthropic food collective.

Blinky by Liv & Léa
Liv & Léa's DIY pinhole camera, Blinky, is made of cardboard, elastic bands and wooden sticks, and is sold flat-pack.

Taking the high-tech to low-tech is a theme also reflected in Studio Lav's Diet/Archeology tableware, which depicts everyday objects and foodstuffs as gridded, CAD-style renderings, transferring the 3D to a 2D surface.

Fabulas Chair by Alina Petrenko
Alina Petrenko's Fabulas collection of furniture and soft accessories uses bright, bold patterns inspired by the meeting of American and Russian cultures. Each piece is painted or screenprinted by hand.

Food for Good
Design collective Food for Good was formed by three students concerned about current levels of food waste, and works to distribute restaurant leftovers to charities in the local area. Its range of tea towels and bags, made from discarded materials, have been created to spread awareness and raise money for these aims.

Fika tea set by Ralli Design
Other stand-out products will include brother-and-sister duo Ralli Design's tea and table sets, made from glazed earthenware and solid ash; Rosie Brewer's range of salvaged wood oak chopping boards; US designer Dan McMahon's handy Captain Hook lamps; and Rokos' playful decanter, which can be positioned at three angles.

Chopstick by Yoriko Tsukagoshi
Captain Hook by Dan McMahon
Decanters by Jim Rokos
Chopping & serving boards by Rosie Brewer
Cushions by Alina Petrenko