After three consecutive editions of Alpha-ville Festival, its producers announced the official start of a new strategic phase for the organisation. Although the annual festival has been cancelled this year due to shortage in funding, the organisation will still be going ahead with a series of individual events.
Exploring the world’s most famous modern art and design school, Bauhaus: Art as Life is the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. From its avant-garde arts and crafts beginnings the Bauhaus shifted towards a more radical model of learning uniting art and technology.
The Daelim Museum is showcasing 'The 100th Anniversary of Finn Juhl’s Birth' to commemorate the anniversary of this legendary Danish designer’s birth.
The UK’s largest celebration of buildings and the city, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), will return from 23 June – 8 July 2012. The event, held biennially since 2004, will reinforce London’s reputation as an international creative hub, as a varied programme of exciting events take place all over the capital.
In an unusual take on the subject, the MAK exhibition THINGS. plain & simple explores the ideal of simplicity as a significant and formative element of style history across epochs and cultures. The broadly conceived exhibition from the museum’s collection puts the principle of simplicity in different perspectives, discussing it not only as an aesthetic premise, but also in the context of socio- political and sociological phenomena.
With DesignMiami/ Basel approaching we, at DeTnk, have been pulling together a preview of which designers galleries will be presenting at the fair. First in is New York design gallery R 20th Century who will be presenting the work of Hugo França, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Lluís Lleó, Joaquim Tenreiro and Jeff Zimmerman.
James Evans' bulbous ceramic works, which make up the show 'Abugation' at the Marsden Woo Gallery, look like something that Geena Davis' character in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice would have presented throughout the house. While at the gallery make sure to check out Chun Liao's vessels as well.
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Cristina Grajales Gallery have gone from light political to fantasy in their new show "Pegasus" which runs until July 13th 2012. Once again, the gallery has proven its discerning taste - bringing together an inspired group of designers and design objects.
Since their move from their gallery on Tabernacle Street, Gallery Fumi have been showing at 15 Hoxton Square by appointment only. For those you you curious to see this transitional space, they are looking for spaces in Mayfair, get a hold of them and check out new work by Zoé Ouvrier.
For Clerkenwell Design Week 2012 the Order of Saint Johns has been taken over by various designers. One of the standout pieces is 'The Left Over Collection' by Rabih Hage for Corian® Colour Evolution.
“Seasons” from 15th may to 13th july at Galerie Gosserez presents two interconnected collections by Valentin Loellmann that reflect a search for a system that depends on organic dynamism, rather than geometric dictation, aiming to open up a space where design might not only mold nature, but also be molded by it.
During Clerkenwell Design Week, May 22nd - 24th 2012, the new contemporary design company
Singularité will present the Bay Collection" by Marie Dessuant at the House of Detention.
From May 3rd through June 16th 2012 Marsden Woo Gallery are presenting new works by Chun Liao.
Liao’s beautiful new vessels evoke her feelings on the subject of time. Her subconscious thoughts are traced by her minimal, richly coloured and captivating work, through which a highly personal poeticism radiates.