Last weekend we showed two prototypes of our ‘Bubble Tank’ at ‘Design Event MART’ at the ‘BALTIC’ Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle. The exhibition this year was based on the theme of ‘Happiness’ and we used it as an opportunity to show our work to a new audience and gain some valuable feedback. The show was a really good experience and we got a great response from people visiting the show and gained a lot of potential orders.
We had a great time at Design Event MART this year and made a lot of cool people with a diverse range of work on display. Some of our favourites were as follows.
We really liked the ‘Y I’ series by Westergaard Designs because of their playful references to the city of Newcastle. We thought these were a novel gift and have put the whole collection on our christmas list.
Another highlight was Hannah Wales designs in particular ‘SILI mug sleeves’. Made from silicone and available in a range of colours. The sleeves are cast in moulds to give the look and feel of a knitted woolen cardigan and we thought this type of texture worked well in creating a striking product. These products were awarded first prize in the ‘Most Innovative Use Of Material’ category at the event and are available to buy here. Also worth checking out is Hannah’s ‘SILI stool’ series. We thought they were particularly lovely and could see them in a host of different environments.
Images © Westergaard Design & Hannah Wales