Blue Patch at London Design Fair 2017

Blue Patch at London Design Fair

Blue Patch at London Design Fair: Vanessa from Copper Dust,  Jane from Blue Patch and Keith from Reborn Paints.

Blue Patch presented work by 10 members at London Design Fair: featured here.

Firstly the walls were painted a lovely Grey Pearl from Reborn Paints. These delicious ‘re-mixes’ of colour divert paint from landfill – an inspiring example of the ‘circular economy’.

Recycled paints made in Britain

Reborn Paints

Reborn was invented by scientist Keith Harrison and is primarily manufactured in Sussex. With a ‘distemper’ finish, these paints are a big hit with interior designers who want to use ethical paints.

Circular economy paint

Keith Harrison, Reborn Paints

By Lisa Watson also made the wall shimmer with intricate woven Folklore Fabric, reflecting universal folk patterns. Lisa is inspired by authentic British textile traditions as also seen in her 100% British Wool knitted blankets and sumptuous heirloom quilts.

woven in Lancashire

Folklore By Lisa Watson

Copper Dust London uses African fabrics for her upbeat, urban lampshades – a fusion of African pattern and London savvy, the lampshades are fringed, so they have movement. Vanessa’s shades come in different colours including a very lovely green and pink and a deep magenta.

lampshaeds with african textiles, London

Vanessa Agyemang from Copper Dust

Afid Design is designed and built by hand in Newcastle. Michael Armstrong uses FSC and sustainable woods and his silky smooth pieces are made to last. Michael is very happy to do commissions. If you would like to see more of his work in London, you can pop to The Collaborative Store.

british hand crafted furniture

Afid Design Mirror, Cabinet and Chair


handcrafted, sustainable oak and walnut furniture

Afid Design

Reborn paints, Bruce Aitken

Bruce Aitken, Clock Maker (left) with Keith Harrison (Newlife and Reborn Paints).

Juta Shoes, London Design Week, social impact

Joanna from Juta Shoes takes a break on Afid Design’s chair

Joanna paid us a visit just before the Blue Patch Awards where Juta Shoes won the Social Impact Award.

Nicola Wilson, senior Designer at Denby Pottery,

Nicola Wilson from Denby.

Denby Pottery, based in Derbyshire, use local clay and a glaze techniques that goes back over 200 years. Nicola Wilson, Senior Designer at Denby, with her beautiful ‘Studio Craft’ range in four colours reflecting English woods: Elm, Birch, Walnut and Chestnut. Visitors to our stand had many Denby stories to tell –  the Pottery holds a special place in our culture.

natural Canvas_Denby and Studio_Perki

Nicola Wilson with the Natural Canvas range has pride of place on Studio Perki’s table and shelf.

Denby Pottery and Julia and Jane Langley, painters at London design fair.

from the left: ‘Hoop 1’ by Jane Langley, ‘White Flower’ a woodland orchid by Julia Langley, Denby Pottery Studio Craft and Afid Design’s sustainable oak cabinet.

Julia Langley

‘White Flower’ by Julia Langley

Julia Langley’s paintings revive the faded images of plants found in old gardening and nature books. She’s available for commissions and has a real gift for colour.

flatweave rugs by Fleetwood Fox

Phillip from Fleetwood Fox.

Phillip from Fleetwood Fox popped by to test the comfort factor of his ‘overage’ rugs. These bespoke and semi-bespoke heritage flatweave rugs are woven in Wellington, Somerset, from wool spun and dyed in Yorkshire.

Fleetwood Fox

Fleetwood Fox

If you’re not planning to carpet your stairs just yet, but would love to own a heritage flatweave, these charming ‘overage rugs’ are hot of the loom of the finest flatweavers in Britain, properly finished at the edges, they look stunning on wooden floors and are ideal for small rooms!

Wooden clocks at London design Fair

Bruce Aitken: Clock Maker

Bruce Aitken’s clocks are handcrafted in Matlock, Derbyshire, from native English woods, Ash, Beech, Walnut and 4,000 year old Bog Oak (clock hands).

Fable + Base Travellers Joy

Travellers Joy by Fable + Base

Fable & Base ‘Hedgerow’ is a brand new range of designs based on plants found in English hedgerows. The textiles are printed on eco linen in eco-friendly inks, available by the meter. Plants include Sea Buckthorn, Travellers Joy, Rosehip, Old Man’s Beard, Elderberry and Hawthorne. The cushions are filled with British wool and textiles are hand printed in Whitstable, Kent.

Flat pack designer tables, desks and chairs, Studio perki

Studio Perki

Studio Perki is a new company but designer-maker Ben Perkins is already building up a reputation for his ‘screwless and glueless’ sleek flatpack furniture sets, perfect for a designer lifestyle for people on the move. Our very last stand visitor – puppy Ralph.


Ralph of MLB Design.

Time to pack up – Studio Perki ‘flatpack’ comes into it’s own – we’d like to stow away our very last stand visitor – puppy Ralph, straight back to Blue Patch HQ.

Contemporary flatpack furniture

Studio Perki contemporary flatpack furniture

The stand was designed by Melanie Callender who’s doing a Masters in Advertising, Branding and Communication at the University of West London. Thank you Melanie and good luck with your studies!

Stand designer for London design fair

Melanie Callender

A few snaps from set up…

Ben from Studio Perki fitting Fran’s Fable & Base fabric.

Ben Perkins from Studio Perki

Ben Perkins

We Go Clean Air couriers

WeGo Clean Air Couriers

Blue Patch aims to be super sustainable so Chris from We Go Clean Air Couriers provided transport. Chris is well on the way to creating a super low carbon transport system – we’re glad We Go are Blue Patch members too!

Jane Langley, Founder of Blue patch

Jane Langley from team Blue Patch wearing a name badge, a lovely gift from Bough To Beauty Bespoke

We hope you enjoy the work of our talented exhibitors. As well as having a stand exhibit  The Blue Patch  Awards were presented at London Design Fair – it was a wonderful meeting of friends and members!

The Blue Patch Awards 2017

Welcome to the Blue Patch Awards 2017

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