1st day of set up
801 Designers at Designers Block Farmiloe Building Clarkenwell
We are a group of Central Saint Martins Design Post Graduates unified by three disciplines furniture ceramics and jewellery 7 members of 801 Designers were showing at Designers Block during London Design Festival. By working together as a group allows us to have a presence at the larger shows.
Opening Night Wed 21st September
Kim Norton Experiential Space
Models and working processes were shown along with photographs and a slide show outlining the making and installation of the final design
Nilou's research project derived from a photography project in Beirut.
Lovely Waste Sam has be exploring how pattern can map the making process
Essence of Flame
Alexandra has designed a portable bio fireplace to fit into contemporary homes and interiors.
Part of her research involved examining our emotional attachment to fire and the role of the fireplace within the home.
A collection of children's furniture designed to aid learning through interaction with the objects.
During the four days at Designers Block I met some really interesting people and this was the first time the project has been seen outside of Central Saint Martins so feed back is always so important and fascinating.
However, I believe the valuable experience has been how designers from other disciplines and industries view your work.Simply by some of the conversations i had throughout the show I came away with a broader view of where my practise could go other than large site specific installations and commissions. Moving the work into a different context and (when I say that I mean design as opposed to specifically ceramics) brought a broader spectrum of ideas relating to particular aspects of the research and comments on how that could be applied or translated into architecture or industrial design.
The tactile qualities within some of the models and markmaking created through cutting the clay were prominant comments within many of the conversations.