Robin Day Works in Wood at the V&A, London Design Festival 19 – 27 Sep ’15
To celebrate the renowned furniture designer’s centenary year, we are curating an exhibition focusing on Robin Day’s use of wood, a significant but little explored aspect of his work. Echoing Day’s childhood growing up in the woods of High Wycombe, Turner Prize nominees, Assemble are creating a playful forest of timber plinths, which will showcase some previously unseen archive material and personal objects alongside much loved and recognisable pieces. The range of objects on display will give further insight into Day’s work as both a private and professional designer.
For more information visit the LDF website
Design Week article
Brompton Design District, London Design Festival ’15
For the London Design Festival this year the Brompton Design District continues its engaging programme of exhibits and events with the series of pop-ups curated by Jane Withers. Highlights this year include: The Voice of Things, a project curated by Sarah van Gameren and Phillipe Malouin co-tutors of Platform 18 at the RCA, where students imagine recreate products from verbal descriptions; Pia Wustenberg’s OBJECT RELATIONS asks us consider process as well as the finished object,and Marmoreal by Max Lamb on show for the first time in the UK. Combining craft traditions and new technologies, this new pre-cast terrazzo explores the unique qualities of Italian marble and its diverse colours and textures.
SELFRIDGES PROJECT OCEAN EXHIBITION AND WATER BAR UNTIL 3 Sep ’15
As part of Selfridges Project Ocean we have curated an exhibition which focuses on the critical issue of marine plastic pollution and proposes ways that we can all be part of cleaning up our ocean. Projects include Studio Swine’s Gyrecraft – a record of the designers journey to the North Atlantic gyre – and Water Bar by Arabeschi di Latte where we look at alternatives to the perfidious plastic water bottle.
Check out the Project Ocean website and Dezeen’s recent article for further details.
ROOM ON THE ROOF, DE BIJENKORF AMSTERDAM Jan ’15 on
Room on the Roof is an artist in residence project held in the tower of De Bijenkorf’s Amsterdam store, recently renovated by Interior Architects i29 to create an aerial studio. Artist Maarten Baas is the first to use the space, and his installation ‘My Latest Work’ inspired by the clock tower on neighbouring Beurs Van Berlage will be on show in De Bijenorf’s windows on Dam Sqaure until 10 January. Or visit the website for this and future projects.