The London Design Festival was as diverse and wide ranging as ever this year with lots of independent satellite shows alongside the big guns: 100% Design and Tent London. Unfortunately we didn't manage to get to see all of them as this TreeHugger was stationed in the DeTnk TV studio interviewing the best in show. Watch this space for our LDF 09 interviews, but in the meantime check out these top 5 eco-design highlights picked up by a bevy of eagle eyed design bloggers.Core 77: ReDesign - Doing it for the Kids by Brit Leissler
"Doing it for the Kids was an exhibition of sustainable play design, presented by [re]design at 100% Design in London. It explored play types, the importance of play in child development, how toys help mould our kids' values and how they impact on the environment."
DeTnk: Stuart Haygarth at the DeTnk.TV Studio at Tent London by DeTnk
"London based designer Stuart Haygarth joined us in our TV studio at Tent London during this year's London Design Festival. Allowing us a quick glimpse into his creative genius, Stuart speaks with Laura Houseley about the motivations behind his designs, his love for collecting and his fascination with found objects."
Dezeen: Float by Benjamin Hubert for Unique Copenhagen by Sarah Housley
"London designer Benjamin Hubert will present a range of cork lamps for Danish design brand Unique Copenhagen at 100% Design, which opens tomorrow. The lamps are hand-turned out of Portuguese agglomerate cork blocks. These blocks are constructed using waste cork from the manufacture of wine stoppers."
Inhabitat: Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival by Antonia Halse
"One of our favorite shows from the 2009 London Design Festival was Corn Craft, a beautiful showcase of sustainable materials hosted by Gallery FUMI and Studio Toogood. Held in Gallery's FUMI's personal live/ work space on Hoxton Square, the exhibition hit all the right notes with tactile, emotional art-design pieces."
Moco Loco: Field and Luxury Skimming Stones by Dominic Wilcox
"Dominic Wilcox is in top form with two new pieces just in time for the London Design Festival. There is more than just a hint of nature in both concepts. One is a gentle field made of 400 eco-friendly shoes above (yes, you read that correctly), with the laces reaching towards the light. Field was created by using Terra Plana shoes for an installation at the Dock."