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Active Finds @ London Design Festival!

The Active team just got back from the London Design Festival with some exciting inspirations for the upcoming F/W12-13 forecast. While we were hopping from show to show, we stumbled upon a few Active items, some already on the market, some in the initial conceptual stages.

Our first stop was at Designersblock London. Part of the “‘What Women Make” exhibition, Helene Steiner’s small collection of panniers and laptop cases, called Bagaffair caught our eye. They are thoughtfully designed in neutral colors and easily transition from your bike to the office.

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We then headed over to 100% Design, where our SVP of Global Trends, Renee Labbe, was giving a S/S12 presentation. We have been reading about Technogym for the last few months, and we finally had the opportunity to see the majestic equipment in person. The Run Personal treadmill, designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, is the perfect combination of form and function. Manufactured in glass and aluminum, it comes complete with a 19″ television screen and iPod dock. It may cost a few months rent, but it looks like a work of modern art.

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The Kinesis line is also a visual masterpiece, in terms on home gym/wellness equipment. The Heritage Vision, also designed by Citterio, is made up of 3 steel panels with a sleek mirrored back (for checking out that toned body) and features the proprietary “fullgravity” design.

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