Skip past the rows upon rows of office and hotel furniture at the Feria Habitat Valencia this week, and head for the NUDE Young Designers Fair to catch a glimpse of what the Valencian design scene might look like over the next few years. Hardly a milanese Satellite or a swedish Greenhouse, but there were definetly a few signs of promise.
Of course, the fair was keen to express it's "international" credentials. Fortunetely, this gave recent graduates from Goldsmith's College in London a chance to exhibit a few quirky pieces—a collaborative, threesome balloon and a double handed table tennis paddle being, perhaps, the most curious.
Also from Goldsmith's, Matt West showed his tools for collaborative Dj-ing
In terms of local talent we spotted this charming little concept from a student duo calling themselves Ham&Cheese. Ever had an earth-shattering idea in bed at night and lost it by morning? Well this could be the answer to your creative insomniac prayers. This little contraption backlights note paper in a small box so that you can keep your ideas safe till breakfast.
Pulling in the crowds was also this live demonstration of reusable pixel tiles for the home by Pixel XL.
More to come from NUDE in our gallery at the end of the week.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.