home: event [ Modern Couples ]
A new exhibition launched this month at The Barbican, London is Modern Couples – Art, Intimacy and the Avant Garde.
It explores the working relationships of couples in art and design. Those that were long lasting and others that were just fleeting. This exhibition explores how love and emotion is transfered from the personal to the working relationship.
Including Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emilie Flöge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.
Oct 10th – Jan 27th
Tickets available from barbican.org.uk [ £16 ]
home: event [ London Design Biennale 2018 ]
Back again this year at Somerset House, the London Design Biennale will let you explore the best design, architecture, writers and artists, including energing talents.
‘The 2018 London Design Biennale is devoted to the theme, Emotional States. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, it will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Visitors will enjoy engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world‘
home: event [ In Design pottery exhibition ]
As part of this year’s Design Festival, the London Potters will be showcasing 10 designers work over two weekends. Explore tableware, decorative pieces and jewellery, on 13-16th and 20-23rd September at Grosvenor Arch, Circus Village West, Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8AH.
We’re delighted to be hosting two selected showcase selling events as part of this year’s London Design Festival. We’ll be open over two weekends with 10 different exhibitors each week. Explore a diverse range of ceramics from tableware to decorative objects, ceramic jewellery and striking one-off collectors’ pieces, all reflecting the wide use of clay in design.
Over the two weekends of London Design Festival, visitors to In Design @ Battersea can take part in an interactive ceramic activity to create a growing modelled installation, inspired by the surrounding cityscape area of Battersea Power Station. We hope the public will contribute and enjoy the creative experience, learning new clay skills and observing the surroundings in closer detail.
home: event [ Japan House ]
Head to Kensington, London to explore this retail, exhibition space focusing on all things Japanese.
‘Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer. Part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are two other Japan Houses in Los Angeles and São Paulo’
‘The varied offer includes an exhibition gallery, a theatre, a ﬁne-dining Japanese restaurant and a retail ﬂoor of thoughtfully curated Japanese products. This is complemented by a diverse line-up of exhibitions, events, workshops, and seminars‘
home: event [ Awestruck exhibition ]
This week long exhibition get us thinking about the connection between interior design and wellbeing.
The interesting idea of Biophilia is explored through workshops, talks and sensory experiences.
‘Biophilia is the innate human affinity we have with nature and the outdoors; literally, it means “love of life or living systems‘
For more information head to eventbrite.co.uk
30th July – 3rd Aug
Craftwork Studios, London
[ free ]
home: event [ lustrous surfaces ]
Connecting well to the current Eastern interiors trend (featured on Friday), we love this exhibition at the V&A – Lustrous Surfaces.
Featuring 110 objects located throughout the Museum, including shrines, chests and rare Latin American examples, this display highlights the varied manufacturing techniques, surface treatments, decorative styles and application around the world.
This free exhibition runs til September.
home: event [ Collect ]
Now in its 14th year the Saatchi gallery, London is hosting the Collect exhibition. In association with the Crafts Council this show looks at how we explore crafts throughout the world and how we see them in the future.
‘Collect brings together 39 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Museum-quality works and installations from hundreds of the most talented makers in the UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden will offer visitors and collectors a multidisciplinary overview of the people, processes, materials and ideas defining international craft in 2018’
22nd – 25th Feb 2018
Tickets available from craftscouncil.org.uk