We are very excited to be working with Design-Nation on their upcoming showcase at London Craft Week. Design-Nation is a Great British portfolio for craft and design, and it's members span the diverse mediums of ceramics; furniture; jewellery; metalwork; textiles and visual art. Design-Nation champions British design, and along with it's partners, seeks to actively grow the UK's creative community.
The Exhibition is themed around the marks and tools of the maker and how these translate into different disciplines. Design-Nation’s makers produce a wide range of distinctive high quality contemporary objects, both useful and decorative, large and small, simple and ornate; all are distinguished by commitment to craft and deep understanding of excellent design.
Above (L to R): Work by Ekta Kaul; Hannah Tounsend; Gillies Jones; Linda Bloomfield; Nigel Cheney. Photography and styling: Yeshen Venema & Mugdha Sapte.
Design-Nations membership is carefully selected by a panel of industry experts and peers, who seek evidence of entrepreneurial and collaborative approaches, with an emphasis on innovation in contemporary craft and design.
Highlights of the showcase include Hannah Tounsend’s distinctive handbuilt ceramic vessels and monoprints, which won her the New Designers 2016 One Year On award and are evocative of seaside landforms; established textile designer Margo Selby’s return to handwoven artworks, one-off pieces which evoke Bauhaus forms and demonstrate her characteristic colour combinations; and Michael Ruh’s hand-blown glass tableware and lighting in a range of subtle and bright colours, the gentle forms infused with delicate lines.
Above (L to R): Work by Angus Ross; Melanie Porter; Anna Gravelle. Photography and styling: Yeshen Venema & Mugdha Sapte.
Exhibitors participating in the showcase are Amy Cushing, Angus Ross, Anna Gravelle, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Ekta Kaul, Fung & Bedford, Gillies Jones, Hannah Tounsend, Heidi Harrington, J C Middlebrook, Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, Linda Bloomfield, Margo Selby, Melanie Porter, Michael Ruh, Michelle House, Nigel Cheney, Rosemaryrose, Samantha Sweet, Snowden Flood, Simon Yates, Sue Pryke, Taz Pollard and The Unloved.
Really looking forward to the showcase itself in May, but especially to be working with Design-Nation and their talented designer makers. Full information on the showcase can be found on the Design-Nation website.