Electro Craft was an exhibition of electronic products created by a diverse group of designers who share a fascination with technology and beautifully made objects.
Initiated and hosted by Studio Tord Boontje with exhibition design by Lina Patsiou and graphics by Design & Practice, the show included the work of 27 exhibitors consisting of recent graduates as well as more established designers and artists.
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.
As the title suggests, this was about the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft. Made up of new and existing work, the objects on show varied from speakers to clocks, from wearable tails to musical instruments. The works included conceptual designs, prototypes and commercial products.