Design for Life contestant and Rethinkthings founder Ilsa Parry and five others will show their work at 100% Futures at Earls Court.
Parry says, ‘I am excited by the prospect of freely exhibiting what we personally believe to be innovative solutions to existing problems, without the agenda of the TV producers and the Starck team to overshadow our imaginations.’
She will exhibit four new products, including the Kaspa glow-in-the-dark nightlight, a standing and walking aid named Flo, and two ‘outdoor drinking vessels’ christened Pippa and Spyke.
Other exhibitors will include Mike Cloke, Trevor Brinkman, Helen Bickford, Robert Richardson and Ana Maria Pachescou.
Pachescou, who will show the ‘hangman noose’ light fixture that impressed Starck, has previously expressed frustration with the way that Design for Life was produced.
She told Design Week in July that, ‘You will hear that we had a week to do a project, but because of the complications of filming we actually only had two days. We are all nervous that this will make us look like bad designers.’