Juxtaposing design aesthetics that are typically reserved for expensive high-end materials with plastic baskets one finds scattered about the street after a fruit market closes, Saran Yen Panya's Cheap Ass Elites is a witty critique of furniture designs relationship with class. As Panya puts it - An Ass is an Ass.
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.
New York City
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.
From the 11th - the 14th of May 2012 the UK Crafts Council will once again host "Collect," the leading international art fair for museum-quality contemporary craft, showcasing the very best ceramic, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, furniture, silver and fine metalwork by both new talent and established artists.
Until the 21st July 2012, Galerie BSL is hosting the first individual exhibition by the Franco-Lebanese designer Charles Kalpakian.
The 29 year old designer, a former graffiti artist with a passion for French decorative arts, reveals a unique world, the foundation stones of a design language which blends historical and geographical references in a completely new way.