Image:Richard Nicholson, Roy Snell darkroom, Earlsfield, 2006
Courtesy of the artist and Riflemaker
11 January to 31 March 2011
In Summer 2007, when photographer Richard Nicholson decided to shoot images of professional darkrooms in and around London, some 204 were still in existence, continuing the printing of image from film stock to paper within the new digital era. when he completed the project some three years later, only 8 remained.
London’s vibrant new concept store opens This Friday, offering shoppers a unique retail experience. As the global financial crisis continues to bite, young London entrepreneurs are looking at new ways of delivering retail to the consumer.
The pop-up store concept makes use of empty shop spaces vacated as a result of the economic downturn, providing online retailers and small independent brands with a temporary high street presence.
PAINTINGS by American, Danish & European artists from £100
SCREENPRINTS from the 1960s, 70s & 80s at prices from £50 to £500
FURNITURE from Denmark, Sweden, Britain and USA by Hans Wegner,
Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Jens Risom, Børge Mogensen, Kurt Østervig, Robin Day, Gordon Russell, Eames & many others: numerous sale items plus newly imported stock of tables, chairs, desks, sideboards, sofas and objects
Friday 10, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 12 noon to 7 pm
A rare opportunity to explore over 80 studios and meet the artists, designers and craftspeople that inhabit Great Western Studios
This December, Great Western Studios will open its doors to the general public as part of its annual Open Studios programme. Now in its 16th year the event has become a firm fixture in the local calendar, allowing the public an insight into this creative world and enabling them to experience, first hand, a wealth of artistic talent spanning the creative industries.
Inside, over two floors, resident artists open their individual studios, creating mini exhibitions of their work. Disciplines range from jewellery, ceramics, fashion and decorative textiles and wallpaper, to graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking, architecture and photography. An indoor market will be held in the central atrium – where the public have the opportunity to purchase unique artworks and products. Great Western Studios will also reveal a new installation of contemporary sculpture by Mike Shaw, Matt Chivers and Ekkehard Altenburger. Outside, alongside resident creatives and under the iconic Westway invited guest exhibitors will take part in an outdoor Christmas market where a huge variety of work will be available.
‘SHOP’ at Her House Gallery in Hoxton is an exhibition by Vicky Thornton and Morag Myerscough comprising two parts: a collection of hand made ceramics and seat cushions by architect Thornton and artist/designer Myerscough’s personal chair collection. The exhibition will also see the launch of a new product in Myerscough’s Her House collection.
Architect, writer and illustrator, Vicky Thornton’s latest project is a collection of seat pads. Thornton has upcycled her growing collection of 50s and 60s vintage textiles and also used them as inspiration for a collection of her own print designs, re-interpreting images from contemporary life like the i-pod and takeaway coffee cup and printing them in bright, bold colour designs.
November 9, 2010 – February 6, 2011
‘Patrick Jouin: Design and Gesture’ is the latest edition of madprojects at the Museum of Arts and Design
in New York. The exhibition will feature a number of designs from the paris based designer in a multimedia installation that includes a panoramic movie conceived by jouin and directed by the belgian director Jérôme De Gerlache.
Wallpapers by Contemporary Artists and Designers at Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains from November 3rd 2010
The mudac and the Musée de Pully have joined forces to present an exceptional exhibition devoted to wallpapers by contemporary artists and designers. Redoubling the available display wall space, these two institutions invite viewers to make highly innovative discoveries among recent creations by today’s artists and designers. An ethereal scenographic frame devoid of all furnishings or additions to the wallpapers assigns its true status and function to the medium.
Watch the highlights from the 100% Norway exhibition which took place at 100% Design , 23-26 September 2010.
Kia unveiled a three-seater electric micro car concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show called the POP. Basically it is an exploration that shows Kia’s design potential applied to a small electric car platform. The design isn’t intended to forecast any near term styling language for the brand. The car was created at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio under the direction of , Kia Europe’s Chief Designer. Guillaume explained that in designing the POP, his team intended to create a really distinctive look for the EV and go beyond any other electric-car concepts that have come before it. via:[PSFK]
Our Sister title’s guide to Freize art week 2010 includes;
Art, Food, Coffee, Film and even little fishes to eat your Feet’s dead skin
The 4th edition of the Roca International Design Contest Jump the Gap Got underway at 100% design 2010
The 4th edition of the Roca International Design Contest Jump the Gap is underway
The registration period for participants in the 4th edition of Jump the Gap, has opened. The winning entry will be announced in September 2011
The London 100% Design Exhibition, one of the most important international calendar events in the world of design finished yesterday. Roca was present at the exhibition with their space entitled ‘The Wave’.
At the event, Roca presented the 4th edition of the International Design Contest Jump the Gap and opened the registration process for entries to the competition. The prime objective of this Roca initiative is to support young talent throughout the world and offer the winning project and its author the possibility of achieving international recognition. As in previous years, this edition has an exceptional judges’ panel comprised of leading figures from the world of design and architecture:
- Ron Arad (England), designer and industrial architect, Judges Panel President.
- Gilda Bojardi (Italy), head of the Italian interior and design magazine Interni.
- Javier Mariscal (Spain), designer.
- Marcel Wanders (Netherlands), designer.
- John Anthony Sahs (Japan), designer.
- Tomek Rygalik (Poland), designer.
- Josep Congost (Spain), Director of the Roca Design Center and the Innovation Lab.
At 100% Design 2010, KIWI&POM applied the ingenuity of Corian® to a sensuously shaped ‘wrapping’ for a studio style cabin in the form of a rainscreen façade, an application for which the material is very well suited. In crisp Glacier White Corian®, this external ‘skin’ offers a pristine finish that is easy to maintain and even repairable. Highly ‘designable’ and completely non-porous, Corian® is resistant to UV, staining, mildew and graffiti and does not need any sealants or treatments to maintain its beauty, offering a longevity that can make a significant contribution towards sustainability.
It was really nice Talking with Marco from the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards and checking out his Foamalux Installation at 100% design 2010.
Anyway today They have announced their Judging Panel -
It Includes Karim Rashid, Sarah Miller and Fay Maschler A full list can be seen on their site
The call for entries commences on the 1st November 2010.
RIBA created this video journal on the opening day of 100% Design 2010 picking up on the buzz in the hall, talking composites to Norway’s Snøhetta, discussing hybrids with France’s new über designer Ora-ïto and taking a look at some of the innovative products seen at this year’s show.
You can see the video after the jump
Big thanks to RIBA from all at 100% design
You will no doubt have noticed ping-pong balls a’flying and competitive gasps coming from the central 100% Design Boulevard if you’ve visited the exhibition this weekend. So what’s all the fuss about? It’s just a ping-pong table?