From the old, to the new at Lozi Designs at their pop-up, 31-32 Alfred Place, WC1E, just behind the furniture hub that is Tottenham Court Road. If you are planning a trip to Habitat, Heals or new kid on the block, West Elm, in the coming weeks then spare a few minutes to pop round the corner and pop in to Lozi Designs’ pop up. On show is their new range of furniture, handcrafted using traditional woodworking techniques and modern technology.
The furniture is made from sustainable materials such as birch plywood, organic glue and milk-based paints. The pieces are created by bending and shaping the wood into organic and geometric shapes, reducing the need for joints in furniture with clean, contemporary lines.
I am a particular fan of the bedside table (pictured above, £360) with its offset drawers. The large table (150x200cm, £850) and bench (£340), both pictured right, are a great combination for kitchen, office or study, and mini versions are also available for kids. The child in all of us will be charmed by the swing (£100), and smiley shelves (from £100) that bring a little joy to storage.
Just behind the Lozi Design’s pop-up is the current HQ of ADA Projects, a collaboration of artists, designers and architects who share their skills and knowledge through lectures, courses, public events and film screenings. Enthusiasm and industry were hand in hand, a workshop to one side, and the pop-up cinema to the other.