Beyond Paper – The Craft of Material Making
For over 130 years, G.F Smith has been obsessed with the simple beauty and limitless possibility of paper. Today, they act as custodians of their founders’ remarkable legacy by making and curating the world’s finest paper collection. This year, for London Craft Week 2019, G . F Smith partnered with us, MaterialDriven–a Design Agency and Materials Library, to present a collection of new, experimental materials that are at the forefront of design and sustainability.
May 8th to May 11th 2019: Exhibition, Talks and Tours; Open to the public.
G.F Smith Showroom, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DH
I am really happy to anounce that I was listed from dezeen as one of the 10 up-and-coming designers from this year’s Salone Satellite.
My concept chair “HALO” made the second price at the 10th edition for theSaloneSatellite Award competition.
The Award was assigned by an international jury of leading figures from the design world – designers Davide Groppi, Luca Nichetto and Eugeni Quitllet; journalists Silvia Nani (Corriere della Sera) and Ellen Froissart (Associate Editor, Bee Medias publishing group); Giuliano Mosconi, President and CEO of Tecno/Zanotta; Stefano Seletti, Creative Director, Seletti and Marc Zehntner, Director, Vitra Design Museum – chaired as of the very first edition by Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA and curator of the XXII Triennale di Milano) – which has selected the top 3 products.
Here You can get an idea of how my booth in the fair of Milano looked like.
Spchial thanks for the 360° photo at Dariusz Lech.
My project Organico made it into the best student Concepts! It is in the Green Concept Selection 2019 and shown at the Munich Trade Fair 2019. The Stand number of the Award Area is B2 30.G – come by!
Ranec is Macedonian and means backpack. The product is based on the traditional basket weaving knowledge. By adapting this old craft to manufacture a new product, the tradition can be preserved and simultaneously integrated into contemporary culture. The backpack only uses rope and reed to create a cost-effective, locally made product.
This research focused on mixing materials and the idea of creating an object that could work as a series. After arriving at the work site, it became quiet clear that it is sensible to use the manufacturing process as a starting point to translate old craft traditions into the present. Sticking to the standard materials that are available for local craftsmen, extra costs and unnecessary organization is avoided.
Organico has been selected to be shown from 16 till 22 April 2018 at the exhibition “PROBE” of the Product Design course of Universität der Künste Berlin. It was presented at SaloneSatellite, in the section for schools and recent graduates of the international acclaimed Salone del Mobile in Milano.
Together with Dominik Annies and Daniel Theis I participated in the Exhibition “Tracing Utopia”. On the traces of utopian thinking we explored a secret place which layer hidden for your eyes. Your installation follows the traces of “Utopia”, inspired by the idea of an invisible part of our life. It raises the question of what else is there in between the matters of space and time.
The exhibition will be presented at the Starke Foundation in Berlin-Grunewald.
Opening and Introduction:
Friday, 07 July 2017 I 7 – 10 pm
Opening times: 07. – 31. July 2017
Mo. – Do. 10 am – 5 pm
Fr. 10 am – 2:30 pm
Stiftung Starke | Koenigsallee 30, 14193 Berlin | M19 Hasensprung