LDF preview: domesticMATTERS

Friday, 1 June 2012

Photo by Jan Baldwin
London gallery Contemporary Applied Arts will be transformed into the home of a Modernist furniture collector during the London Design Festival this September.

The exhibition, called domesticMATTERS, will draw parallels between significant pieces of Modernist furniture, from Rocket gallery, and contemporary craft pieces by a selection of designer-makers.

Items shown include: 1960s Tomado shelves, Red Folk Stripe Tray by Asta Barrington for Alabasta, glassware by Gillies Jones, porcelain creamers by Chris Keenan, teapot and mug by James and Tilla Waters. Photo by Jan Baldwin

Curators Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting hope to show the links between British manufacture and British craft, and have chosen a number of designers who are familiar from collaborations with brands such as SCP, Benchmark and John Lewis.

Photo by Jan Baldwin
Exhibiting makers will include Kay + Stemmer, Ptolemy Mann, Simon Moore, Derek Wilson, Helen Yardley, Lubna Chowdhary and Ikuko Iwamoto.

Items shown include: Poppy tableware by Janice Tchalenko, table mats by Nao Fukumoto, spoon by Grant McCaig. Photo by Jan Baldwin
All of the pieces shown in the exhibition will be available for sale, with prices starting at £60. domesticMATTERS will run 7 September - 6 October 2012.

Watch out for regular LDF 2012 previews over the summer - and find them all in one place here.

Items shown include: rug by Helen Yardley, nest of tables by Kay + Stemmer for Heals, digital print cushion by Ptolemy Mann for John Lewis, silver carafe and cups by Grant McCaig, stoneware bowls by Stuart Carey. Photo by Jan Baldwin

Photo by Jan Baldwin