Idea of North

Curated by MaterialDriven at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
11 May - 30 September 2018

Architectural feats of imagination from the past, present and future are recreated in collaboration with Ryder Architecture. The unrealised modernist masterplan TyneDeck, 1969, is presented alongside a constructed geodesic dome housing an exhibition by guest curators MaterialDriven. This project looks towards innovation in design, experiments with new materials and sustainable futures.

Bianco Mono triangle

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Nicholas Haslam for Paolo Moschino

14 - 20 March 2018

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A monolithic Foresso wall used as a backdrop for a curated selection of antiques and furniture from the Paolo Moschino collection.

Bianco Mono sheets


Surface Design Show

6 - 8 February 2018

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An immersive Foresso space to celebrate the official launch by Solomon&Wu. Presented without text or branding to allow the material to speak for itself and designed to show the versatility of the material with solid cast stool tops, a seamlessly edged table top and large scale sheets.

London Plane from Catford, London
Ash from Hertfordshire, England

Bianco Mono floor, walls, and stools with plywood legs
Pink and spalted Ash table on oak base


Material Trends

ColourHive and Mix Magazine at Surface Design Show
6 - 8 February 2018

MIX Magazine is the only design magazine focused on colour and trends. Our current Issue, 50, presents exciting new trends for Autumn Winter 2019/20. In this Issue, Wild examines the conflicted view of protection vs. regeneration. Could rewilding, returning cultivated land back into wilderness, hold the key to current ecological challenges?

Selected Foresso colourways

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Remade Materials

Heimtextil 2018
9 January - 12 January 2018

For the first time in history, urban waste is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank, by 2025 the urban population will have grown by 1.4 billion people, each of whom will be discarding an average of 1.42kg of waste per day – more than double the current average of 0.64kg per day. In that period, it is estimated that annual worldwide urban waste will more than triple, from 0.68 to 2.2 billion tonnes per year.

To cope with the massive mountains of trash generated by multi-million populations, cities of the future will need to forget the difference between waste and resource. Our trash will have to become the starting point for something new. Already, ideas and initiatives are providing a glimpse of how we could build urban environments more sustainably in the future and designers are discovering ways to reuse what we already have to create re-made spaces.

Foresso colourways, slabs and raw materials

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Conscious Colour

Unique Style Platform x Surface Matter
London Design Festival
18 - 24 September 2017

The key colour trends for A/W 18/19 will be brought to life through a combination of image and material, simultaneously presenting the latest innovations in surface and offering visual inspiration for anyone with an interest in colour.

Deep Green / Oak

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Prototypes & Experiments 9

Foresso development samples at The Aram Gallery

13 July – 19 August 2017

The ninth edition of Prototypes and Experiments showed models, samples, tests and drawings picked fresh from the studio shelves of architects and designers. This exhibition series has been ongoing at The Aram Gallery since 2008, asking participants from a range of disciplines to show ideas in development and give us an understanding of their creative process.
In tune with the gallery’s interest in how designers think, plan and communicate three-dimensionally, each exhibitor will present the process of single project. An accompanying commentary will explain the purpose of each exercise, its meaning to the final work, and how it assisted the designer with making decisions along the way.

Photography by Amandine Alessandra

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

The New Craftsmen
21 June - 9 September 2017

The New Craftsmen is delighted to present Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – a joyful summer celebration of new talents and new pieces.

The ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral’ exhibition at The New Craftsmen is an exciting moment to showcase new skills, pieces and makers. Curated in partnership with Sue Parker, the show includes work from over 25 different makers including 17 new makers.

The exhibition has provided us with the opportunity to seek out new makers who champion materiality, and position the roots and fundamentals of making at the heart of their work. The show will focus on the elemental and primitive – the discovery from making.

Mitre joined plinth in Charcoal Mono with felt base


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