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
Charcoal mono plinth
The New Craftsmen - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
21/6/17 - 9/9/17
400 (w) x 400 (d) x 700 (h) mm
Mitre joined plinth in Charcoal Mono with felt base.
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.
For trade enquiries visit - trade.newcraftsmen.com
Bianco mono side table
Designed by Conor Taylor
Fabricated by Solomon & Wu
Bianco Mono and Mild Steel
350 (w) x 350 (d) x 475 (h) mm
ivory duo side table
Designed and built by Conor Taylor
Ivory Duo & Sycamore
500 (w) x 375 (d) x 480 (h) mm
The Atlas Works
Market Stand for The Atlas Works at SAMPLEspring, Greenwich Peninsula.
Charcoal Mono and Ivory Duo sheets with timber substructure.
1950 (w) x 630 (d) x 740 (h) mm
Bespoke desk in 'Harris' blue with Oak burr and quarter sawn Sycamore. Desk structure and legs also in Sycamore.
The desk and Foresso top was designed by Conor Taylor to fit with the birch plywood interior and mid-century furniture without losing sight of the island's location and atmosphere. Each individual timber chip was checked by hand to ensure that they all met strict aesthetic standards.
See the design inspiration here.
in collaboration with Red Deer Architecture
762mm x 1981mm x 45mm
BLANK repurposes various materials to create a unique series of doors, we worked closely with Red Deer to solve the technical challenges of applying Foresso to the door's complex surfaces as well as developing a new aluminium terrazzo to complete the collection. They were exhibited at Tent London 2016.
See the full lookbook here.