London – Designer Faye Toogood has invited 50 creatives to take part in The Trade Show for London Design Festival. Themed around the idea of artists sustaining themselves through bartering, the exhibition’s name is a reference to the concept of trading as well as the design trade at large.
The collection includes an assortment of furniture pieces including Toogood’s own Spade Chair and Max Lamb’s Splatter Stool, as well as photography and art works such as Rolf Sachs’ Sisyphus sculpture, a spade with a hole in it.
Food designers Arabeschi di Latte have created a site-specific installation that re-interprets folk art superstitions to bring healing energies to the show, offering incense, dreamcatchers and holy water-inspired cocktails. See our Post-Faith design direction for more on how designers are embracing religious iconography in their work.