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As one of the largest and most highly regarded design fairs with a specialist focus on dining, tabletop and lifestyle products I have long had an ambition to present my work at Ambiente. The Talents section provides  a platform for new specially selected young designers to present their work to an international audience and I am already making plans for my stand and a collection of new pieces to take !

“The ‘Talents’ promotional programme is now an established career springboard for the design scene. In this way, Messe Frankfurt gives young designers an opportunity to present themselves to international exhibitors and a trade audience, establish contacts with the trade press and manufacturers and find distribution channels. ”

The tabletop and kitchen ‘Talents’ will be located in Hall 4.0, in the ‘Table Contemporary Design’ display area, the centre for contemporary tabletop design and indulgence.  10-14/ 02/2012

Read more about the fair and Talents here.

I shall be exhibiting my latest cutlery designs at the fair including “Aeroplane” hand forged and folded cutlery set.

"Areoplane cutlery" victoria Delany,

Aeroplane


moire vessels

Untitled from Victoria Delany on Vimeo.

A look behind the scenes at the studio made by the Cafeteria in the run up to my preparations for London Design Festival and Origin Craft Fair.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m launching new developments of the dining and tableware Candlestacks and Moire vessels and bespoke hand-crafted objects for Origin – the Contemporary Craft Fair this month.

You can read and see them before you visit the show, and if you can’t make the event, which runs between 22nd and 28th September at Old Spitalfields Market, London, get in touch and I’d be happy to tell you more about what’s new from Victoria Delany Design.  But remember – designed objects always look better in real life, where you can touch and see the piece up close!

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My Moire vessels have featured in some brilliant design publications recently including Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens and House and Garden, and also this from the renowned trend analysts WGSN – their homebuildlife blog is a great resource to spot new things in home-wares and lifestyle product.

Victoria Delany Design featured at Origin - the homebuildlife blog from WGSN

WGSN homebuildlife blog shows my Candlestacks and Moire vessels

I’ll be launching new Moire vessels and Candlestacks at Origin – the Contemporary Craft Fair between 22nd and 28th September 2011.

If you’d like to see the products and hear about my design work, commissions and new projects with arts organisations, please get in touch or visit me on my stand D23.

Homes & Gardens Magazine London Design Festival guide   A lovely shot of my Yellow Moire Vessel in Homes & Gardens London Design Festival Guide.  You can see the vessel in real life at  Origin  22-28 September 2011 Old Spitalfields Market London E1 6EW

 

 

 

House & Garden magazine

My Moire Vessels are featured within House & Gardens London Design festival guide!  With a very handy map for anyone visiting.

 

In preparation for London Design Festival this Autumn, I’ve locked myself away in the studio, with the exception of occasional journeys to suppliers in the depths of industrial England.  The studio is great for making and prototyping, with tools in easy reach, workbenches and machinery installed, it’s easy to start on the design process (albeit with plenty of elbow grease), but sometimes I need to get out of the workshop to see how my work fits into the wider environment.

Generally when developing a new product or range I visit places where I can find references and inspiration.  Along with designing bespoke mixed-media objects for Origin – The Contemporary Craft Fair, which I’ll be exhibiting at between 22nd and 28th September, I’ve been working on a supplementary line of affordable tableware products for retail which still carries through my interest in the heritage of silverware.

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The library at the Goldsmiths' Company, London.

I like the way chargers were used in times gone by, and perhaps now a coaster or tablemat is much more common on a family’s dining table.  That’s why I visited the amazing archives of the Goldsmiths’ Company library earlier this Summer, to research chargers (the larger silver or even gold platters used on expensive dining tables in grand houses to protect the table and establish a place setting for your dinner guest).

The results from my visit were sketches and development ideas for table mats and coasters, I wanted to fuse the old and new, interpreting antique designs into sketch format that could be applied onto something as simple as a cork-backed mat!

Victoria Delany Sketch Design

A sketch from my research trip

Silverware antiques book

Researching antiques complete with antique looking glass

Sold in sets, I’ll be submitting the tablemats and coasters to retailers shortly, as I think they make great gifts for a house-warming or refreshing change to your dining table.  If you are interested in knowing more about them, please drop us an email.

Victoria Delany Placemats - black and white

Placemats and Coasters by Victoria Delany Design

Upcoming exhibitions for Victoria Delany Design include 
Origin – The Contemporary Craft Fair   22-28 September 2011 Old Spitalfields Market London E1 6EW
Silver-where? Gallery S O, Brick Lane during London Design Festival which runs from 17th to 25th September 2011.

For more information and invitations please contact email: info@victoriadelany.com


I am busy planning my new collection to be shown at Origin the contemporary craft fair later this year,  Over 200 contemporary craft makers will be exhibiting

These highly-skilled makers span ceramics, furniture, metalwork, paper and glass, to fashion accessories, jewellery, woven plastics, textiles and knitwear and Origin offers a rare opportunity to see and buy a diverse range of high-quality, original craft in a spacious, light-filled purpose-built pavilion.
you can now get a taster for the range of work which will be at the show and a full list of exhibitors profiles including images by following this link.