14 of Yamaha’s LSX-70 and LSX-170 speakers have been transformed into Hairy Creature Speakers.
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
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.
6pm Wednesday 5 October
23 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London
Free to attend
Limited to 20 people
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.
- Ariane Prin
- Bethan Laura Wood
- Bilge Nur Saltik
- Daniel Weil
- El Ultimo Grito
- Front and Loligo
- Future Facility
- Jeongwon Ji
- Lina Patsiou
- Marjan van Aubel
- Paul Cocksedge
- Poetic Lab
- Raw Edges
- Rive Roshan
- Silo Studio
- Studio Drift
- Studio Furthermore
- Studio Tord Boontje
- The Tail Company
- Thorunn Arnadottir
- Wonseok Jung
- Yoav Reches + Nan Zhao
- Yuri Suzuki
Visit our dedicated website electrocraft.show
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
On April 28th, two iconic pieces of Tord’s work will be part of a benefit auction in London. Entitled Time for Design, the auction is to support the new Design Museum, due to open its doors in November 2016.
The auction will consist of more than 70 pieces donated by designers, galleries and collectors that, taken together, tell the story of contemporary design. Alongside pieces from Ron Arad, Norman Foster and Antony Gormley, to name but a few, there is a one-off special edition Tord’s Blossom Chandelier, and a Petit Jardin Chair.
Register to bid here