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LIVE PODCAST FOR CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

Material Matters is the new podcast from the British design writer and critic Grant Gibson. Over the course of 30 minutes, the former Blueprint and Crafts editor interviews different designers, artists and makers about their relationship to a particular material or technique with which they’re intrinsically linked. Join Gareth and Grant talk timber, traditional crafts and digital crafting techniques for the first ever live recording of a Material Matters episode as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.

Wednesday 22nd May, 12 – 1 pm

Spa Fields Park, London, EC1R 0JX

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COAL DROPS YARD

With collaboration a core stream of our practice, it was a pleasure to create these monumental red cedar blocks with MUTT Studio for the new Universal Works Store at Coal Drops Yard. As this Heatherwick designed complex was constructed, we had a long lead time allowing us to do something special, milling and drying these huge sections of English Cedar. Photo credit: FRENCH+TYE.

 

SCORCHED: HACK CHAIR II AT LONDON CRAFT WEEKS DEBUT EXHIBITION

We are delighted that Hack Chair II will be in Scorched London Craft Weeks debut exhibition of wood pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers, guest curated by Sarah Myerscough. Located in the beautiful Fitzrovia Chapel, Scorched will showcase contemporary crafts that explore the traditional Japanese charring process of shou-sugi-ban, or yakisugi, from a western perspective.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 8th May – Sunday 12th May,  open 11 am – 5 pm. No booking necessary.

Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF

SCORCHED: GARETH IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MYERSCOUGH LCW

Gareth will be in Conversation with Sarah Myerscough for a series of artists talks associated with the Scorched exhibition.  

Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF

Wednesday 8th May
3 pm – 4 pm

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GARETH CONTRIBUTES TO HOLE & CORNER’S LATEST BOOK

‘The use of tools is one of the earliest defining moments in the history of humankind. In fact, it is arguably the very thing that makes us human.’ It was a pleasure to be invited to reflect on our tool kit and what is vital to our making process for Hole & Corner’s beautiful new book, The Story of Tools. 

TASHKEEL: Tanween Design Programme 2019

 

We are delighted to mentor on the brilliant Tanween Design Programme again this weekend with a 3 day Lab session. Each year, over 9 months, four practitioners are selected to embark on a journey of experimentation and learning, guided by experts from the industry to develop products that marry their distinctive style with a UAE design aesthetic. The final pieces will receive a worldwide limited-edition release at Dubai Design Week 2019.

 

HACK CHAIR FILM

 

We are very excited to share this film that delves into the making processes behind the Hack Chair and reveals Gareths conceptually rigorous research into digital crafting techniques. The film will also be shown in full for the first time at Collect 2019.

IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MAKEPEACE – COLLECT 2019

As ever,  Collect Talks has a great line up and we thrilled to be part of it this year.  Sarah Myerscough will be mediating a cross-generational dialogue between Gareth and John Makepeace, discussing how design can be enhanced by the partnership between the traditional chisel, and contemporary robotics. Scheduled for Friday 1st March, 3 pm, at the Saatchi Gallery.

NEW FILM – COLLECT 2019

Revealing the thinking and making processes behind the second hack chair, Gareth furthers the discourse on the boundaries between the hand and machine-made, considering the evolution of Craft in a digital age. The insightful short film will be shown alongside the chair for the first time during Collect.

VES-EL AT FOG DESIGN + ART

 

VES-EL, the collaboration between Zaha Hadid and Gareth, is in San Francisco this weekend.  Exhibited with the Sarah Myerscough Gallery at the FOG Design and Art Fair.  The prestigious fair celebrates today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts. Open 17th – 20th January.