This post was written by Serena Borghero, Coalesse’s marketing communications person for EMEA, who is based in Amsterdam. Serena recently presented at 100% Design in London, which took place September 23-26. While in London, she found inspiration in the various exhibitors.

Craft is a key area of focus for Coalesse, and as soon as I arrived at 100% Design, I was reassured that this trend was well represented.

Apavisa, from Spain, designs and manufactures tiles that are beautiful enough to be hung as paintings.

Buzzispace inspired attendees with beautiful, laser-cut sustainable wall partitions that make you feel like you are standing in a forest instead of an office. 

The Invisible Store is a one-time show that celebrated the beauty of wood and the craft behind it in a public, interactive design.

Design Shanghai celebrated years of partnership between China and the United Kingdom by repurposing pieces of traditional chai porcelain into a seat element, among other applications.

I fell in love with SaveOurSkills, a charitable project of Afrique Authentique-Authentic Africa (AA-AA). AA-AA represents the interests of the indigenous cotton farming and weaving communities of Burkina Faso, West Africa. These craftsmen create beautiful, unique textiles that deserve to be appreciated and valued at a global level.

Efasma is a U.K.- based company that develops products leveraging Greek artisans and their knowledge about textiles and cords to create very warm, original pieces.

Beautiful craft pieces were everywhere at 100% Design in London. I greatly enjoyed experiencing them all. Of my favorites, which do you think best represents the art of craft? If you were at 100% Design, what was your favorite expression of craft? Share your opinion with me in the comments below.