Material Consequences at Design Junction during London Design Festival, September 2017:
Presenting design innovation, cutting edge technology and traditional craft techniques by three London designer-makers.
Located at Cockpit Arts, Holborn, they each aim to create objects and accessories of beauty, utility and versatility.
-Bags and leather accessories by Candice Lau with dramatic accents of colour and playful shapes
-Innovative hats for everyday by Karen Henriksen, British classics such as trilby hats and flat caps re-interpreted with sculptural pattern-cutting techniques
-Multi-disciplinary designer Rentaro Nishimura presented his graphic collection of 3D printed jewellery designs.
Hosted by Craft Central in the heart of the Clerkenwell Design Quarter, the 2015 designers presented a diverse collection of art, objects and accessories...
Seven designers. Seven styles. Seven ways of making something extraordinary
How do you make glass shimmer, pottery speak an artist’s vision, or timber tell a story of present adversity and future hope? How do you capture personality in a piece of cloth, or turn the bark of a tree into a cushion so softly tactile it calls to be touched?
Material Consequences was an exhibition designed to showcase the beauty, versatility and desirability of our most commonly used resources. While the exquisite creations themselves were the stars of the show, the exhibition also gave visitors a glimpse into the artistic processes involved in their production.
Part of the London Design Festival 2015, the exhibition featured the work of seven designers, each based at Holborn’s Cockpit Arts. Each designer brought their own unique perspective, style and craft to the event, combining innovative technologies with traditional techniques, opening up a captivating window into London’s thriving artisan industry. An exciting opportunity to view, purchase and commission handsomely handcrafted hats, homewares, wall art, jewellery, vessels, lights and accessories, and to meet the people who made them.
In 2014 the first Material Consequences pop-up took place at the Nancy Victor Gallery in London's Fitzrovia district during the London Design Festival.
A collaboration between four designer-makers united by a thoughtful, innovative, and often playful, approach to materials:
Pinaki Editions by Arantza Vilas; interior textiles
Karen Henriksen; millinery
Katherine Pogson; leather bags
Stephanie Ray; jewellery & wall art