It’s about time we touched base with you after a hectic few weeks that have seen the No.1914 well and truly launched – HURRAH!
East London Design Show was a huge success, not only did we get some recognition by ELDS’ organisers by being Highly Recommended within their ‘Best Product Award’ but our customers established and new made the show what we hoped it might be. So exciting to know as well that our wonderful watches are not only being worn proudly all over old blighty, that they’re now gracing new owners wrists as far and wide as Burkina Faso and Egypt since the show!
The 3 day Design Show had real buzz about it, with visitors flocking to Brick Lane in East London from far and wide. We were also happy and honoured to be amongst some seriously talented designers too. From Designers of shoes and hats, to soft furnishings, furniture and jewellery, an ideal alternative department store, to shop at just before Christmas! We wanted to share a couple of our favourites with you, perfect for last minute gifts for those creative, arty folks in your lives.
JAMES BROWN – a designer, illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Recent clients include The Poetry Society, The Guardian, The East End Trades Guild, Truman’s, Walker Books, The Bishopsgate Institute, Cath Kidston to name but a few. Alongside his commercial practice, James produces linocuts and screen prints from his studio in Hackney Wick, London.
STOLENFORM – Officially launched in November 2012, StolenForm was founded by London design duo Christian Marsden and Ali Amer. Moulding time-honoured traditions of British craftsmanship with contemporary design practice, StolenForm specialises in recasting iconic urban features into striking functional and decorative products. StolenForm’s designers are inspired by the urban environment.
NICK FRASER – A London based designer who produces a range of contemporary interior products and furniture. These playful designs offer well considered functionality combined with distinctive character and charm. Using a diverse range of materials and processes, all products are manufactured in the UK with a large proportion being made by hand in his studio. Nick Fraser focuses on producing quality objects that are individual and made to last.
YANN BRIEN – A French Printmaker living and working in London. His print work is based on figurative image-symbols and abstract geometrical constructions in which the usual points of reference such as distance and volume shift and dissolve to create an unique experience based on the active participation of the viewer.