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Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up

German design brand Pulpo will open a pop-up shop selling a collection of small design accessories during this week's London Design Festival.

Located in Shoreditch Design Triangle between The Tramshed restaurant and The Hoxton Hotel, the pop-up will serve as a launchpad for the the brand's Fabulously Awesome Tablescape, or FAT, collection.

The series of decorative items includes four bronze animals by Frankfurt-based designer Kai Linke, Memphis-style glassware by German designer Meike Harde and "fat lava" glazed ceramic vessels by Rudolph Schelling Webermann.

Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up

Frankfurt-based designer Kai Linke – known for playful designs such as his squishy stools shaped like animals – has created four bronze animals. Ranging from a small swan to a weighty rhino, each piece is inspired by his travels and flea-market finds.

Craft-focused designers Marina Dragomirova and Iain Howlett of London-based Studio Furthermore have produced a series of accessories using a new technique whereby foam is dipped in liquified ceramic then baked to solidify.

Known for their experimental design approach, last year the duo injected sponge and foam with porcelain to create a collection of vessels.

Three organically shaped ceramic pieces come courtesy of French designer Ferréol Babin. Each available in two sizes and two colours, the ceramic trio includes a vase that resembles a mountain, lake-like vessels and building-shaped boxes.

German designer Meike Harde, who has previously created a pair of abstract patterned mirrors for Pulpo, has designed four sets of mismatched Memphis-style glassware. Each set contains one playful carafe and three differently shaped glasses.

A series of ceramic vessels, each with different parts covered in a intriguing "fat lava" glaze, are designed by German product design studio, Rudolph Schelling Webermann. The ceramics are presented together with a collection of boxes crafted from wood.

The collection also includes new additions to Sebastian Herkner's popular Containers series. First launched in 2013, the new designs include both high and low sizes and three new colours: cobalt, lagoon and fuchsia with apricot-coloured lids.

Herkner, who has had a long-standing partnership with the German brand, presented his brutalist-inspired Mira collection for Pulpo earlier this year at Maison & Objet.

The new tableware will be showcased alongside the brand's entire current collection of furniture, lighting and design accessories.

On Sunday 24th September, which will mark the store's last day of trading, Pulpo will invite the public to a charity sale where all proceeds will be donated to a cause close to the founders' hearts.

Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up

Pulpo, which is headed up by Patrick and Ursula L'hoste, has been producing design products in close collaboration with young and emerging talent since its inception in 2006.

Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble will also be launching a tableware collection at London Design Festival. Called Splatware, the marbled ceramics are made by placing clay into plaster moulds.

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Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up
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Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up
Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up
Pulpo debuts tableware collection at London Design Festival pop-up