On 15 March the Saatchi Gallery will open Exit from Aden, an exhibition of new works by the artist ALO, in the Prints & Originals Gallery.
Made London- Canary Wharf is a new event bringing some of the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf. Get ready to be delighted, London.
A major public art installation Trading Words and pop-up exhibition is set to be officially unveiled on 22 February at London Dock.
Masters of Invention, taking place from 24 March – 29 May at The Lettering Arts Centre, looks at cave painting to modern day street art and the evolution of graffiti, with new work from some of the most influential graffiti artists of the past 40 years, featuring Aroe, Delta, Bando, Mode2, Shok-1, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Part2ism, Zaki Dee.
Collect is back for the 13th year in the Saatchi gallery from the 2-6th February.
During a run of five days, the Crafts Council presents a fantastic opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles from established and emerging artists and makers represented by over 30 of the world’s finest galleries. We are big fans of Yutu Segawawho we first saw at Design Junction and whose miniature ceramics are the most memorable and perfect pieces. We hope he will make an appearance with FLOW gallery. Continue Reading…
From the 5th January to the 9th February, the Saatchi Gallery will host 50 x 50 II; an exhibition presenting 50 new works of art by 50 emerging artists. All the works are prints measuring 50 x 70cm and each print is priced at only £95 to maximise the opportunity for people to buy exciting new contemporary art. We. Want. In.
Tom Dixon, the acclaimed British designer, has created a spectacular suspended light installation in the welcome lane of Television Centre, the former home of the BBC in London’s White City. The lights are already on, allowing lucky locals to pass beneath on their way to work and get in the Yuletide spirit. Continue Reading…
It seems like everyone’s onto a collaboration nowadays- and when you take a great name and a heritage company you usually get something pretty impressive.
Looking through the new Zuzunaga lookbook for 2017 is like being accosted by a giant colour chart – art meets design meets homeware meets fashion. We love it. Founded by well known design collaborator, artist & designer Cristian Zuzunaga, the brand and products are a reflection on what it means to be human today.
The Raj Tent Club which, as well as doing what it says on the tin, also has an array of gorgeous middle Eastern, Indian, in fact global inspired treats, has some great gifts and decorations ready for you know what. (Begins with C ends in hristmas.) It still feels too early to be seriously you-know-what shopping, but it’s always good to browse right? here’s some of our fave pieces.
Griffin Gallery’s successful group show PERFECTIoNISM (part III.): The Alchemy of Making is coming into its final weeks before it closes on the 18th November.
The exhibition features nine London-based, talented and award winning artists, who focus on transforming their materials in unusual ways. The artists include Tessa Farmer, who creates miniature evil skeleton fairies that are taking over the insect world. She creates hanging installations with her own taxidermied insects.
Piers Secunda is exhibiting a 7ft sculpture of Chinese mountain, with intricate hanging monasteries made entirely out of floor paint. It is a retreat that is impossible to escape from, which embodies how he felt while he was making it.
Liane Lang is showing a series of photographs and a film called Saints, which is about the lost stories of female saints and the lack of female figures in sculpture. All of her realistic figures are actually dolls that Liane has crafted herself out of silicone.
The show takes place at the Griffin gallery – click here for more information.
The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ
Now becoming a must-visit on the design event scene, Northern Design Event took place last week. With some of the UK’s biggest designers, who all consider themselves from ooop North, including names like Deadgood, David Irwin, Psalt Design and more, here is some coverage.
Assemble created a site-specific installation in the historic Assembly House. The 2015 Turner Prize winners displayed a new range of products alongside moulds and materials, tests and tools illustrating their experimental, smoke-fired and BBQ-ed ceramics.
Take a Seat was a retrospective of seating designed by award-winning Newcastle-based industrial designer David Irwin, including his iconic Tyneside Lounger for Deadgood and his Hardy Chair for Another Country-plus prototypes shown in the UK for the first time.
Hollywood Hates Me showcased rejected poster artwork for some of world’s favourite movies by the man behind the designs for The Revenant and True Detective.
To see a full round up of the events and designers, head to the website and get ready for next year!
Rive Roshan were commissioned by the London Design Fair to create an installation of five large hanging screens for the venue’s cafe using Divina fabric by Kvadrat. It’s the first time we have heard of this London-based design studio and we like what we see. Airy spacial partitions of modular panels separated the space playfully as partially open windows between communal tables, adding softness to the industrial backdrop of the Old Truman Brewery.