Liqui Contracts will return to 100% Design with a creative collection of new furniture and lighting, presented in an impressive, handmade wooden pavilion inspired by trees and a canopy of leaves.
It’s the ideal showcase for this innovative British manufacturer, whose commitment to traditional techniques, allied with a modern, sustainable approach, is capturing the imagination of a diverse range of customers. With this in mind, Liqui is keen to wow visitors at 100% Design, the UK’s largest trade event for industry professionals.
At 100% Design, Liqui Contracts will be part of Design London , a carefully curated selection of brands chosen for their focus on high-quality design, exceptional craftsmanship and thorough attention to detail. Contributing to London’s status as a world design capital, the brands featured in Design London will show their work in a specially created area during 100% Design. For Liqui, this is the perfect opportunity to present its considered design ethos, process and approach, alongside a number of contemporaries.
Honest, well-made, functional and aesthetic furniture and lighting. Following months of prototyping and crafting, with sleeves rolled up and much toil at its Brighton-based workshop, Liqui Contracts will show thirteen products at 100% Design. A collection of chairs, tables, shelves and lights, these products reflect Liqui’s desire to create honest, well-made, functional and aesthetic furniture and lighting.
The quirky Moore Chair and Moore Stool, with a single ‘eye’ placed on one side of the backrest, take their name from Patrick Moore, the eccentric monocle-wearing English astronomer. Made from formed beech ply and a steel wire frame (and available in oak veneer or upholstered versions), the characterful Moore Chair and Stool are ideal for use in coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.
Also perfectly suited to a range of hospitality settings, the Delores Chair and Delores Stool each have a lozenge-shaped, padded backrest and seat, set on a tubular steel frame. The smart, modern dining chair and bar chair/stool offer great design versatility: upholstery is available in a variety of fabrics and leathers, and the tubular steel frame can be specified in any colour choice.
Inspired by the Milan-based Memphis movement, Georgie is a bold series of tables created with a postmodern aesthetic. The Georgie Coffee Table, Side Table and Cafe Table each consist of a wooden tabletop, metal column and base, and make an eye-catching addition to any coffee shop and restaurant. With its Japanese and Scandinavian design influences, the Shaw Shelving unit makes a handsome bookcase or display case, and takes its name from Irish playwright and author George Bernard Shaw.
What’s more, in Old English the word ‘shaw’ means ‘woodland’—entirely apt, as the shelving is handmade in Britain using sustainably sourced solid oak. In the manner of the Shaw Shelving unit, the Shaw Coffee Table and Shaw Side Table draw inspiration from Japanese and Scandinavian design. These elegant solid oak tables are also handmade in Britain using sustainably sourced timber.
The Whittington glass pendant is a contemporary capsule-shaped light that harks back to those classic lighting styles of the 1920s. With its opal glass shade and a hand turned wooden cap (in oak or ash), the Whittington pendant—used individually, in a row or in a cluster—makes a stirring statement. Margot is a spun aluminium pendant light that’s made by spinning a metal plate at high speed on a lathe. With an integrated hand tool, a craftsman forms the light shade around a mould. Owing to the spinning process, Margot was named after English ballerina Margot Fonteyn. The pendant is available in large and small versions, in plain aluminium with a lacquered finish or in any colour choice.
The clever design of Liqui Contracts’ trade stand at 100% Design will provide an exciting showcase for its work. Conceived as a canopy-like pavilion, the stand, constructed from sustainably sourced birch ply, embodies Liqui’s proactive approach to design and craftsmanship. Despite its large size, the stand’s wood structure will be open, warm and inviting. And built on a larger scale, it will be noticeable from different vantage points.
To create an airy pavilion space, an open canopied framework is supported by tree-like columns. Sitting on a raised floor, the pavilion is divided into four tiered areas, each perfectly suited to displaying Liqui’s collection of furniture and lighting. Low walls decorated with small diagonal perforations are used to separate the display areas.
In creating this impressive stand, Liqui is able to highlight its creative, multidisciplinary approach: one that includes the design of contract furniture and lighting, commercial interiors, exhibitions and trade stands.
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