From thought-provoking design installations and innovation hubs, to insightful inspiration spaces and engaging brand environments - all layered with details to spark conversation and interaction, and introduce new ways of thinking. Here are some of our favourites.
A 271sqm conceptual installation that fuses the science of micro-agriculture with kitchen and interior design, forming an inspiration space, cookery demonstration area and the 100% Design Farm Kitchen Restaurant.
Vertical planting, hydroponics, UV lighting, automated irrigation, living ‘infusion’ walls for wellbeing, reclaimed and natural materials, and even algae as a source of food and fuel, were among many features and talking points included in this Farm Kitchen for 100% Design conceptual installation at London Design Festival.
The internationally-acclaimed feature attracted sponsorship from Gaggenau and Dornbracht, and achieved global press recognition.
"A huge boost to the quality of design thinking at the show, the overall visitor experience and richness in terms of content.”
Client: Media 10 /100% Design at London Design Festival
Farm Kitchen feature installation: our team at Mette designed a Vertical Vegetable Patch featuring Bulbo's highly innovative, beautifully crafted and easy to use LED lamps for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. The lamps combine functionality, advanced technology and Italian design.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: our team at Mette experimented with use of small space using felt planters by Flip & Tumble - 100% recycled and a finalist in the Eco-Choice Awards - in discussion with sustainable architecture and interior design expert, Oliver Heath. Wall feature in ConcreteWall by Tom Haga, the result of photographing raw and refined concrete walls, raw cinder block walls and even graffiti, in locations across Norway.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: Energy-saving appliances by German home appliances specialist, Gaggenau, against a backdrop of reclaimed materials by our team at Mette.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: 'Pivot' tap by Dornbracht.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: our team at Mette created an interactive showcase of contemporary products in microagriculture, including AquaFarm by Back to the Roots - a closed-loop eco-system uses the fish waste to naturally fertilize the plants above; hydroponic planters by Modern Sprout - windowsill planter boxes with a hidden hydroponic system automatically waters and feeds your plants for you; and Auxano Hydroponic Vegetable & Herb Grower by Philip Houiellebecq - designed to make the most of sunlight with window-mounting, and an integrated oxygenating pump system requiring no electricity.
Farm Kitchen feature Installation: Attendees examine custom-designed-and-handmade felt hanging pockets by our team at Mette, filled with medicinal herbs to create a living 'infusion wall' complemented by a Dornbracht boiling water tap.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: International television crews focus on the Vertical Vegetable Patch designed an made by our team at Mette, a hydroponic planting system customised with bespoke shelving and chalkboard accents, made with thanks to Bulbo and Green's Horticulture.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: Living algae supplied by University of Bath to fuel the signage feature, designed and made by our team at Mette to spark conversation on its use as sustainable food and fuel.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: For the 100 seat pop up restaurant, our team at Mette created Sensory Table Dividers from herbs and plants relating to the act of dining, such as parsley to freshen breath, peppermint to aid digestion, lemon balm to cleanse hands. The dividers were positioned along the four-metre-long oak tables to create private sections according to party size.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: For the 100 seat pop up restaurant, our team at Mette made nine four-metre-long live edge tables each made up of two lengths of West Country oak, which came to our workshop, quite literally, as slices of tree. With chunky sawhorse legs and simple, bright chairs, the overall contemporary rustic look was the main focal point of the restaurant. Linkedin HQ, London, procured these tables following the event.
Farm Kitchen feature installation: our team at Mette designed algae signage to introduce the conversation of algae as future food and fuel on a domestic scale. A fun experiment with flexible piping and LED lights, where attendees observed the growing algae, and its deepening of colour from clear to dark green, over the course of the four day event. With thanks to University of Bath.
The Food People
Global food trends and ideas agency, The Food People, hold an exclusive annual Food & Drink Trends Event to reveal their predictions. attended and hosted by a number of international thought-leaders in food, retail, hospitality and design.
To enhance the immersive street food experience at London's acclaimed Streetfeast venue, Hawker House, our Creative Director, Caroline Santos, provided a creative direction document encompassing engaging touchpoints and storyful details for inhouse production.
“With their creative ingenuity and attention to every detail, Mette helped us turn a vacuous industrial warehouse into an inspirational foodie-themed event venue, that perfectly told the story and conveyed the vibe of the street food carnival that we were aspiring to create, but yet was so on thefoodpeople brand.”
Charles Banks, Co Founder, thefoodpeople
Global Food Trends & Ideas Agency
Speakers included Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farm, New York on 'wastED and the third plate'; Charles Spence, experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, on 'Gastrophysics'; Martin Morales, award-winning Peruvian chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, on Peruvian and South American Cuisine; Claire Clark, 3 Michelin Star Pastry Chef, author and co-owner of Pretty Sweet, on trends in pastry, cakes and desserts, and Chris and Dave of Shrub & Shutter (pictured) on the latest drinks trends.
An immersive design installation showcasing insights into the magical world of the modern maker.
Experimentation and play was encouraged among visitors through talks, tasks and activities based on both hands-on and hi-tech methodologies in design, from paper prototyping, model-making and block-printing to 3D printing and connectivity.
We completed the maker experience by curating a number of talks and workshops on traditional and emerging methodologies.
Client: Media 10 / 100% Design at London Design Festival