For those of you that don't know it's London Design Week this week, you know, in London. Unfortunately I'm not there, I'm on a little island in Massachusetts called Nantucket. The one from the limerick. Anyway, if I were in London I would be visiting our good friends Designersblock and our stand at Tent London. We were kindly invited by the nice people at Tent to exhibit some pieces that we have recently redeveloped and we took them up on the offer.
The second generation of Still Life (pictured above) is a series of blank canvasses that hang on a wall unadorned until someone walks by. When you walk past, lights spring up from behind the canvas and follow your movement, disappearing when you move away. When you're gone, they're blank again, but you wouldn't know it because you're not there.
The second is Reading Light. It's a functional, intuitive bedside light. You know when you're reading a book in bed and you get all sleepy and have to fumble around for a light switch when you've finished reading? Well, not here! You simply put the book down on the Reading Light's platform and the light slowly dims off. Picking up the book again turns the light back on. It's a simple and functional product that is entirely based on bedtime ritual and movement. Of course, if you don't read, it's not very helpful.
You can see both these pieces at Tent London from this Thursday September 20th to Sunday September 23rd at the Truman Brewery in East London.