Last night was the opening party of The Dock, the design extravaganza curated by Tom Dixon. The newly developed Portobello Docks is a beautiful site right on the canal in London's West, existing of three buildings: The Wharf Building which is housing Tom Dixon's brand new shop. The Canal Building which hosts a number of exhibitors (amongst others Case Furniture, Thorsten van Elten and Andre Klauser's and Ed Carpenter's freshly launched company Very Good and Proper). In the White Building are the young creative gunslingers such as Dominic Wilcox, Luka Stepan, Valentin Vodev and many more.
Pictured above are Bethan Wood's furniture and accessories from her Super Fake Series as well as Luka Stepan's foldable bar stool.
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The Canteen Table Leg by Very Good and Proper.
The Pyrus paper pulp light by Mark Braun.
Loop Mirrors by Nazanin Kamadi (reflecting Matthew Hilton).
The bridge over the canal, connecting the Wharf Building with the White Building.
Philippe Malouin's Gridlock light.
At the Arabeschi di Latte's cafe in the White Building I created a Killer Mushroom, made from an egg and a tomato.
Dominic Wilcox's shoe laces installation in collaboration with Terra Plana.
This is how beautiful old plastic bags can look like: Lights designed by Monica Hughes.
The White Building looking not quite so white. Apparently this used to be the HQ of Virgin Records before Richard Branson went into space.