Sunday, 28 November 2010

Creative Fun!

Apart from the London Design Festival there is always something creative and interesting to visit a tube journey away.

Below are a few that I’ve visited over the last month or so; I always have my camera to hand so there are allot of photos.


This years Serpentine Pavilion designed by Jean Nouvel marks the 4oth anniversary of the of the Serpentine. Every year a temporary pavilion is commissioned, and this years is very striking.


Like a red shard of glass it cuts through the green of Hyde Park. Contrasting red and green make it so visually intriguing.


I love the warm red glow inside against the sharp contours outside.L1030791L1030794L1030796L1030797L1030798L1030803L1030805

This was the only thing worth photographing at Decorex.


I was lucky enough to go to the opening night of Superdesign, an exhibition that ran from 14th-17th October atVictoria House, London. Now in its fourth year, SUPERDESIGN is an innovative exhibition of contemporary design art.


Here are a few pieces that caught my eye.


Reverb Wire from the Apartment Gallery


Facet Moon Table by Arik Levy 2010, Designed for Mitterrand Cramer


Flamecut series by Tom Dixon


The venue from the Apartment Gallery.


Marco Dessi from Vessel Gallery


An unusual use of glass Campana Brothers for Vessel Gallery.


It was a really great space, with a broad collection of Design Art, which pulled in the design glitterati and interested passers by.


‘Thin Black Lines’ exhibition by a design favourite of mine: Nendo at the Saatchi Gallery.  As you can see in the images below the the structures/products follow the theme of outlines.


For some better images and exhibition review visit the Core77 website.


There was so much to see at the Saachi gallery three other exhibitions of note were: ‘Projectory’ the second installment of Phillips de Pury’s pop-up program. Richard Wilson’s 20:50, and below the Untitled work by John Wynne, which used 300 speakers to great effect.


On a very chilly Sunday I went to see Mid Century Modern,  at Dulwich College. The concrete 1950’s style venue, was the perfect surroundings for an eclectic mix of mid century furniture and accessories alongside carefully selected designs that will become future antiques. 


I didn’t splash out on any purchases but there were plenty of people who did.


I love the Southbank and visited Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery one sunny autumn day. This exhibition is a breath of fresh air, with children and adults alike able to clamber all over, and interact with all the pieces. It runs until 9th of January 2011 so don’t miss out!


This might look like just fun…but it’s also art.


And finally…

This isn’t specifically art/design based experience but far too amazing an experience not to blog about.

For my birthday this year, a collection of my friends and myself went to BLITZ PARTY, a World War 2 themed event. From ration books to sandbags everything was perfect: with men in uniform or with handkerchiefs carefully folded in their top pockets. An women with their seemed stockings and victory curls.

An absolutely fantastic night enjoyed by all and highly recommended.


How glamorous are we, I wish everyone still dressed like this (although it would take me forever to get ready in the morning)!

That's all for now, I’m now saving my time and money for the many Xmas markets soon to be upon us. 

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