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Collect: Benefit Auction 2017

January 2017

Collect: Benefit Auction 2017

Support the Crafts Council and bid in the Collect auction to help build a new home for craft in London.
The leading voice for craft in the UK, the Crafts Council reaches over 3.8 million people a year through its exhibitions, collections loans and learning programmes.

We’ve donated pieces from Witches’ Kitchen consisting of a casserole pot, saucepan and wooden utensils. The collection is a collaborative effort in sustainable design commissioned by Artecnica as part of their Design With Conscience project and made by artisan communities in Brazil, Colombia, and Guatemala.

All auction works are on view at Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects from 2-6 February 2017 in London. Bidding for the auction will close on February 6th at 4:00pm GMT.

December 2016

Magic Winter Moments at Swarovski

Festive greetings from Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens where our installation of magical creatures has come to life!

Visit the installation for magic winter moments until 22 Janury 2017.

If you can't make it to Austria you can see more of the project here

See others and their #magicwintermoments at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

Magic Winter Moments at Swarovski
Hairy Creature Speakers

November 2016

Hairy Creature Speakers

14 of Yamaha’s LSX-70 and LSX-170 speakers have been transformed into Hairy Creature Speakers.

With a soundscape composed by sonic artist Manabu Shimada and hosted at Tracey Neuls in Marylebone, the speakers are available to see from now until November 20th.

The addition of materials, including horsehair and sisal, turn the industrially produced speakers into handcrafted objects which are warm, characterful and materially interesting.

The soundscape, composed exclusively for the show, will be played using the speakers from the 18th to 20th November. The composition consists of two parts: a musique concrète soundscape using Yamaha field recordings and postmodern minimal music for piano and string quartet, inspired by the material of the Hairy Creature Speakers.

The speakers will be exhibited alongside Tracey’s distinctive shoes handmade by skilled craftspeople, with carefully chosen materials.

Find out more about the speakers here

September 2016

Explore ‘Electro Craft’ with Tord Boontje and Gareth Williams

Explore Electro Craft with initiator Tord Boontje and Professor Gareth Williams. Williams is Head of the Department of Design in the School of Art and Design and Professor of Design at Middlesex University and wrote the show’s accompanying essay ‘Hand-making Complexity‘.

We'll also be joined by a couple of the exhibitors.

Details:

6pm Wednesday 5 October
23 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London
Free to attend
Limited to 20 people

Drop us an email to book your place.

Milky Way by Silo Studio

Milky Way by Silo Studio

Electro Craft - the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft

September 2016

Electro Craft - the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft

Electro Craft is an exhibition of electronic products created by a diverse group of designers who share a fascination with technology and beautifully made objects.

Working in a field that sometimes seems overwhelmed by bland corporate products with very little aesthetic or artistic value. It seems a relevant moment to me to highlight some of the wonderful work that is also happening in the area of electronics. London is a hub of creativity and digital progress and this exhibition tries to give a flavour of some of this original thinking.
- Tord Boontje

As the title suggests, this is about the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft. Made up of new and existing work, the objects on show will vary from speakers to clocks, from wearable tails to musical instruments. The works include conceptual designs, prototypes and commercial products.

The group of 27 exhibitors consists of recent graduates as well as more established designers and artists.

 

Electro Craft is taking place at our space on Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, and is on from Friday 16 September to Saturday 15 October.

Exhibitors

-  Ariane Prin
-  Bethan Laura Wood
-  Bilge Nur Saltik
-  Daniel Weil
-  El Ultimo Grito
-  Front and Loligo
-  Future Facility
-  HEKA
-  Jeongwon Ji
-  Lina Patsiou
-  Map
-  Marjan van Aubel
-  Paul Cocksedge
-  Poetic Lab
-  Raw Edges
-  Rive Roshan
-  ROLI
-  Silo Studio
-  Studio Drift
-  Studio Furthermore
-  Studio Tord Boontje
-  The Tail Company
-  Thorunn Arnadottir
-  Wonseok Jung
-  Yamaha
-  Yoav Reches + Nan Zhao
-  Yuri Suzuki

Initiated by Studio Tord Boontje
Exhibition Design by Lina Patsiou
Graphic Design by Design & Practice

Visit our dedicated website electrocraft.show

Part of London Design Festival and Shoreditch Design Triangle

August 2016

Bar design for Sarabande

We recently completed a bar design for Sarabande in partnership with Ketel One Vodka.

Clad in copper scales with a fang-like shape, the bar is a dramatic centrepiece that marks the completion of Sarabande's new studios in Hackney.

Sarabande is a charitable foundation set up by Lee Alexander McQueen to support emerging creative talent in the UK.

See more on the bar design here

Photography by Nicola Tree

Photography by Nicola Tree

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