Ves-el designed in collaboration with Zaha Hadid is travelling to Shanghai. The medium black edition Ves-el will be exhibited at Design Shanghai, Asia’s premier design event and one of the world’s most prestigious international design fairs. The event runs 14th – 17th March and will be displayed with at the Zaha Hadid Architect Collectible Booth, No. WH-24.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STUDIOS IN LONDON
We will be joining studio Glithero, and Raw Edges in a discussion about our design practice in a public lecture organised by Peter Marigold and the Cass. The talk, Contemporary Design Studios in London, has a focus on what it means to have an international design practice rooted in London, and how this informs a Studios design and making practice. So come along on the 20th February, tickets are still available here, booking is essential.
MAISON & OBJECT
Meet the Orb salt & pepper grinders. We were happy to debut the remainder of our homeware collection, made exclusively for Case Furniture, at Maison & Objet in Paris this January. The Orb set will soon be available at Case Furniture London to accompany our collection including trays, trivets and serving boards.
SALON ART + DESIGN NYC 2017
Hosted by Joseph Walsh Studio in Cork, Ireland, this seminar Decoding Craftmanship, was part of a series of events that explores the notion of a making culture. The seminar aims to stimulate thought, to question and to inspire. We were selected to speak in a line up of exciting voices across disciplines in the international design world, such as Architects O’Donnell and Tuomey.
MAKING FUTURES: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
It was a pleasure to be invited to talk at the fifth edition of the biennial Making Futures Conference. Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. Spanning a weekend the conference is run by Plymouth College of Art and brings together a diverse community of artists, craftspeople, designer-makers, maker movement enthusiasts, campaigners and activists, curators and theorists to respond to the biennial topics.
The Making Futures Journal from this conference will be published in easter 2018.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2017 NEW SANCTUARY FURNISHINGS
London Design Festival 2017 saw us unveil our completed commission for Our Lady of Victories Church in Kensington. Over the last 2 years, Gareth and Chris Eckersley have worked on the creation of original pieces, collaborating with the Parish and the UK’s leading craftsmen in wood, brass, and stone. Through these collaborations they pay homage to the historical linear-age of these crafts and materials. The result is a contemporary sanctuary for a modern Parish.
The church welcomes everyone and is open to public but please refer to the website to check when services are taking place.
16th September 2017 – Onwards
Our Lady of Victories Church
235 a Kensington High Street
WOOD AWARDS NOMINATION
We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two Wood Awards this year. The Wood Awards are the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design. The awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. Our exclusive range of tableware for Case are nominated in the Production Made Category. Nominated in the Bespoke category are our Ancestral Fossils.
We are thrilled to be featured in the latest edition of Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution. A seminal publication from cultural trend commenter and author Lucy Johnston. The book features work from seventy international designers, artists, and craftsmen who combine the digital fabrication techniques with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create cultural artefacts and products.
MATERIAL: Wood – Design & Inspiration
The Jack Cabinet will be showcased as part of MATERIAL: Wood – Design & Inspiration,a fantastic exhibition hosted at the Messums in Wiltshire. This second materials-led exhibition shifts the focus to wood as a source of inspiration in art and design and will feature works by modern masters including Grant Aston, Fred Baier, Emma Buckmaster & Janet French, Sebastian Cox, Chris Eckersley, Thomas Heatherwick, Luke Hope, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, David Nash, Howard Phipps, Jonty Sale, Petter Southall, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Jago Treays, Jeroen Verhoeven, William Warren and Nic Webb.
11 August – 3 September 2017
Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury