September 15, 2015

Tylko’s Guide to the London Design Festival

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After five intense days launching Tylko at London Design Festival our team came back to Warsaw. We decided to look back at the events we attended and make a list of our LDF’s Top 10.

There were hundreds of events taking place during the biggest and most renowned design event in Europe. At the London Design Festival visitors could take part in talks with influential designers, see Landmark projects in the most iconic parts of London and attend the showcasing of exciting new design brands at the designjunction fair. After five intense days launching Tylko in London our team came back to Warsaw. We decided to look back at the events we attended and make a list of our Top 10 at LDF.


1. Wrong for Hay at Lightjunction

Wrong for Hay is the brand born through the collaboration of well-known Danish furniture company Hay and young British designer Sebastian Wrong. Inspired by the joy of the city, the brand celebrates diversity, eclecticism and good ideas bringing freshness to the furniture industry. For designjunction Wrong for Hay presented its entire lighting collection in the grand atrium space of The College, at the space called Lightjunction.

2. O+A studio

This amazing interior design studio focuses on redesigning the workspaces. They believe that rethinking the workspace design has a major impact on how people perform at work. Responsible for redesigning Yelp, Uber and the Microsoft headquarters O+A studio is bringing the future to the most influential offices in the world. O+A studio’s stand at desingjunction The College was located next to Tylko’s, it was a pleasure to meet the people behind such a great project.

3. Kirkby design + Jon Burgerman

Kirkby Design launched in 2009 as a high performance fabric resource library. The brand represents the modern approach to fabric design and offers reliable products at a reasonable price. For desingjunction the Kirkby Design showcased their collection created with humorous illustrator Jon Burgerman and let the guests doodle on the Saint Martins College walls, well done.

4. Vitra + Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Vitra is the brand that has been out-there for a long time and needs no additional introduction. For desingjunction they launched their new project Belleville; created by the amazing duo Ronan and Erwan Bourollec.

5. PATTERNITY – festival of Pattern

During the London Design Festival cult pattern pioneers PATTERNITY will host a pattern festival. Visitors can see the retrospective of PATTERNITY’s studio collaborations and products. Special projects to date were exhibited and available to buy at the festival, in addition to limited edition prints and the premiere of the new PATTERNITY book – PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing published by Conran Octopus.

6. Form and Seek

This young designer collective believes in both functional and poetic appeal of design. They are known for experimenting and exploring the new materials and unconventional techniques. Form and Seek gathers the most exciting new projects in the design industry such as the intriguing flowerpot called Growth. Created by Ayaskan Studio, Growth transforms and grows with the plant, as the plant itself unfolds over time. Form and Seek stand was located at designjunction Victoria House.

7. Split by Ton

Czech chair company Ton will launch their new product created in collaboration with Arik Levy. The project is called Split and it’s an amazing looking wooden chair with a gradient colour effect.

8. Future luxury talks at V&A

Panel discussions circled around the subjects of Future Materials, Future Skills and Future Environment. The panel was led by V&A curators, designers and industry specialists.

9. Orla Reynolds Studio

An independently functioning bookcase, which houses four dining chairs and two tables that when placed together become a dining table. Furniture set by Orla Reynolds is a clever example of the modular design that brings to mind the aesthetics of Paul Mondrian’s paintings. It’s really functional and will fit perfectly in a small space.

10. Yves Béhar and Tylko

Last but not least the keynote discussion between Yves Béhar and the Tylko founders. Guests had a chance to get to know more about our collaboration with Yves and our app based on parametric design and augmented reality. The discussion took part at desingjunction Auditorium on 24th of September 19:00.