Tent London 2012

Met some interesting people and saw a lot of interesting things last Friday at Tent London located in the Old Truman Brewery on Hanbury Street, E1.
 Watched a demo of the cleverly expandable Seer table, see the short video. Tried and tested in a small London kitchen, I'm assured.  

Couldn't resist these giant knitted chairs by Claire Anne O'Brien

... or these playful up-scaled textiles at Melanie Porter

And these knitted fibre optics by Fay McCaul looked great under glass. Very cool.

Young design studio Jailmake turned their stand into their workspace for the duration of the event. Smart thinking. 

Box shelves from Belle and Bespoke suggested neat ways for displaying collections instead of hanging a picture. It's the modern mantelpiece.

Or how about a made to measure foam seat molded to the shape of your very own behind. Martijn Rigters' Foam Party drew crowds as willing participants sat still for for 15 minutes while the foam set.

Award for best sign went to Mashiko Pottery Japan

Downstairs at the Superbrands exhibition the vibe was a bit high end architectural; the chairs were a bit radical.

... and so were the lights.

Outside on Hanbury Street was some gritty urban scrawl.