HIX Debuts in London
Our top five design highlights
Danish inspired designs, Benchmark exhibited a selection of their timeless and latest pieces. All carefully handmade by their craftsman in their Berkshire workshop. The Sage Sofa designed by David Rockell and Benchmark took centre stage with its smooth natural wood finish, curved back and rounded sides, offering privacy and comfort with style. Beautifully made with excellent attention to detail. Their designs are inspired mostly from their archive, mixing with today’s trends.
2. Carl Hansen & Son
Preserving Danish designs, Carl Hansen & Sons debuted their stylish yet timeless furniture pieces. ‘The Plico’ , which caught the attention of many, designed by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholmthe, had created a comfortable, foldable lounge chair. The slick design has leather armrests that resemble a belt to adjust the backrest. A family run business of 3 generations inspired mostly from their archive and collaborations with designers, the combination offers contemporary, stylish design through simplicity, whilst still maintaining high quality furniture.
3. Elegant Clutter
Elegant clutter is a bespoke art and framing company based in London which started almost 30 years ago. They create beautiful and funky art for all industries but mostly hospitality and commercial spaces on a global scale. At the exhibit they had one of their talented artists on site to create a painting whilst bystanders observed. Elegant Clutter produces all pieces in house and has a large team which include artists, designers, consultants and more ensuring the creative versions for clients are fulfilled to the highest quality and standard.
Gubi is a stylish Danish furniture company that has been around since 1967. A modern, calm ambience to their designs coupled with high-quality materials, it is known for its timeless designs to their collection. Gubi recreates designs from their archive and collaborates with current designers to add a daring edge.
5. Conran and Partners X Double Decker
Conran and Partners, a respected architecture and interior design practice, specialising mostly in the hospitality industry, had collaborated with Double Decker for a styling workshop. The Creative Directors from Double Decker, an art curation business, held an interactive workshop throughout the event. Grabbing attention from a curious crowd, many wanted to create their own curated story telling with random objects. It was a fun, playful and engaging experience. The workshop uncovered unknown talents in the passers by, some of whom were delighted with what they had put together.
Congratulations to the team at HIX for a successful first show – we are looking forward to seeing what next year has to offer!