There is just one month to go until Tent London at London Design Fair, the workshop is busy planning our stand and organising products for the 22nd of September. Shane Holland Design will be at the Irish pavilion of Tent in Hall T3-A. You can see some of our popular products we are planning to bring above, lighting such as the Wilde Cage and Cymbal, and furniture like the Cyewb and X tables. We will bringing some of the ceramic pendants that were recently installed at new restaurant Eneko at One Aldwych in London, which we worked on with Thomas from Diem Pottery. The interiors for this project were designed by award-winning architects and interior designers Casson Mann and the lighting scheme by award-winning DHA Designs. We are looking forward to showcasing a UK commission in London. There will be over 250 independent designers & studios, over 200 global brands 15 country pavilions & galleries exhibiting over the weekend, so pay a visit to the Old Truman Brewery from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of September.
We began this project back in March, when we were approached by award winning DHA Designs lighting consultancy to produce 11 ceramic pendants for the Michelin chef Eneko Atxa’s new Basque-inspired restaurant opening at One Aldwych hotel in Covent Garden. The idea behind the interiors, created by award winning London architects & designers Casson Mann, for this restaurant was a handcrafted space with a relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere. A lot of the other furniture pieces use materials like wood and stone sourced from craftsmen in the Basque region. Thomas Diem, of Diem Pottery in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland, handmade each of the 11 clay pendants individually, firstly creating the overall shape and then folding in one side of the clay by hand. After drying and firing, we tested multiple finishes until we found a satin polish. The internal fittings are constructed from laser cut frosted acrylic to diffuse the light above. We used one 10° Gu10 Soraa lamp in each fitting, which creates a narrow beam of a warm white. Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with Casson Mann and DHA Designs to perfect the ceramic fixtures.
You can see Shane Holland Design at Tent London, part of London Design Fair, in the Old Truman Brewery, London from the 22nd to the 25th of September.