Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Mouse trap

  • Comment

This year's 100% Design show was as packed as ever, not least on the busy AJ stand. The show had its dramas, most of them before it opened. Designer Ben Kelly's plan for the large roof space was to use giant helium-filled balloons. Alas, in a scene worthy of a silent movie, one of them burst on being over-inflated, and the men in uniform declared the balloons verboten.The roof space looked a bit empty. Another example of deflation took place in a failed attempt to move Tim Pyne's mobile home, M-House (pronounce it any way you like), to the show. A burst tyre resulted in the home being less than mobile, since it had only moved about six inches. It remains in a shed in Kent. Pyne turned up in cheerful mood at the show, wondering where Ben K was ('Has anybody here seen Kelly?').

Happily, there is demand for the M-House from country estate types, so Londoners may never experience the design in the flesh.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.