Tent London Press Hub by Ongl Design+Make

The Press Hub for Tent London is our baby this year!

Tent London and Super Brands London are regular fixtures of the London Design Festival programme.  Hosted at the Old Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane, Tent and Super Brands showcase products, furniture and general design loveliness by independent designers and established companies from all over the world.  An absolute must-attend for design journalists and bloggers, the Press Hub carves out a quiet place, amongst an otherwise bustling environment, for members of the press and VIPs to sit, write, interview, relax and chin-wag.  To say we were super excited to be designing and making the Tent London 2015 Press Hub would be an utter understatement!

For more info about Tent London >>> Tent London : Feature : Press Hub

Our Press Release :

“Tent is growing up.” They said.

“That must mean that Tent’s more of a glamper than a camper these days then?” We said.

 A show after our own heart; (because who wants to go camping when you can go glamping right?) we gathered our team around the campfire (table) and got stuck into cooking (thinking) up some design ideas for the Tent London 2015 Press Hub.

With our Ongl Design+Make bag (van) packed full of materials characteristic of tensile structures we’ll be pitching up at the Old Truman Brewery at the end of September to realize our vision for the Press Hub.

Using white polypropylene rope to weave, respond and engage with the architectural features of the host building, our installation is envisaged as a semi-permeable shelter within which Journalists, Exhibitors and VIPs can gather, work and take a breather. The bold strokes glide and stretch; through, along and around the space; subtly defining zones. A long work bench for writing; a cwtsh for thinking; a nook for interviewing; and a place for talking; the rope design language allows a gentle interplay of density and transparency to suit the private and public designations of each zone.

Beneath the shadow play and dappled light created by the ductile structure; with grass underfoot; and furnished with selected pieces by exhibitors who share the same honest, contemporary aesthetic that we do at Ongl Design+Make; the Press Hub strikes a comfortable balance between urban and countryside; between work and play for those using it and for us designing it.

From our studio in Cardiff and our workshop in Carmarthenshire we work on projects across Britain and Europe and are really looking forward to bringing our creativity to the London Design Festival this September. At Ongl we combine our in-house skillset of Interior Architectural Design, Carpentry, Joinery, Painting and Digital Fabrication to design, make and fit complete solutions for interiors, exhibitions, popups and custom-made features; a skillset we’ve put to good use for the Press Hub at Tent London 2015.

Our Ongl Team will be on hand for the duration of Tent London should you like to know a bit more about what we do and what we’ve done. Pop by the Press Hub or drop us an email. We’d love to chat! design@ongl.co.uk

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