Nine designers and makers from the Design-Nation portfolio presented a high quality showcase of beautiful, adventurous and original design at designjunction (20-23 September 2018) in the raw interiors of The Bargehouse by the Oxo Tower.
The theme, set by me as Design-Nation’s project manager and curator, was light: luminaries and shadows, glossy and textured surfaces, deep and light hues, and moments of insight and imagination. These all inspire Design-Nation’s expert designers to make exceptional and distinctive furniture, lighting, flooring, wall coverings, ceramics and more, many of which are available to commission.
Design-Nation’s team collaborated with product designer Raw Studio, furniture maker Jonathan Rose and textile innovator Joy Merron, to develop “Green Light”, a special installation of contemporary products for interiors that explore lighting and furniture, unusual, recycled and sustainable materials. These new 21st century designs have the potential to become classics, collectable and desirable, innovative and of excellent quality. Alongside the three project instigators, Design-Nation will be joined by Angie Parker Textiles, Charlie Birtles, Harriet Elkerton, design-maker Laura-Jane Atkinson, Sharyn Dunn and Winter & Kurth.
More details about exhibitors is here.
A follow-up to this exhibition was a further collaboration in 2019, between Jonathan Rose and Angie Parker, to create a stunning upholstered chair.