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Design-Nation: Marks & Tools

April 24, 2017

Design – Nation: Marks & Tools is a major showcase exhibition of work by over twenty Design-Nation network members at the OXO Tower Gallery for London Craft Week.

We are delighted to be showing one of our Original Works – Landscape – Cameo engraved Glass alongside some of our opaque studio production bowls, one of which has been kindly used in the poster.

We look forward to the Private view on Thursday 4th may.

Design Nation

May 7, 2014

Many thanks to Sue Pryke for the interview for the Design Nation Blog and of course the marvellous Andrew Tanner. http://www.designnation.co.uk/blog

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

History:
Peta Levi MBE, founder of Design Nation had her obituary written by journalist and photographer Barbara Chandler in the Independent,
click here to read about this champion of British design and her lifelong passion for promoting craft design and product.

SBC-Plate

South Bank Centre

September 30, 2013

The Exhibiiton opens this week, thanks for the Tweet SBC ! Made a Landscape study plate for them and currently working on another to join the show later on next week.

GJ-Plate-2

Landscape Studies – Design Nation

September 19, 2013

The Southbank Centre has a proud history of championing the best in British Design and innovation and from 30th Sept to end of October you will find a selection of our landscape studies at the festival terrace Shop along with other Design Nation members. Links and info to come later. Making some new spun plates for this exhibition.

Design Nation

September 10, 2012

Pleased to say, we are members of Design Nation. Have a look at their new site to find beautiful work across the board.

Who ? Loads of info on the site about its illustrious history and it’s new era.

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

Design Nation is the only Design Craft and Product database and membership that is solely selected by the peers of the design industry. A selection process that brings with it a proud and prestigious role of ensuring the data base and its members represent the dynamic and changing industry of British Design.

New Web site Launched last week as part of the London Design Festival.

have a look here  www.designnation.co.uk/

 

Domestic Matters

Exhibition at CAA curated by Brian Kennedy & Peter Ting on until 6th October for which we have made 5 small black bowls.

domesticMATTERS, Contemporary Applied Arts exhibition for London Design Festival 2012, will transform the gallery into the imagined home of a collector of Modernist furniture and 21st Century craft. Curators, Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting, revisit the parallels between the basic tenets of modernist design and the
concerns and approaches underpinning the work of some of our finest contemporary British craft makers.

Important pieces of Modernist furniture from the Rocket Gallery collection will act as the backdrop for an installation that will showcase an inspirational selection of functional works from CAA members.

domesticMATTERS addresses the link between contemporary craft makers and some of the most important design and manufacturing companies supporting contemporary British design. It is an exhibition with a mission; the ultimate goal is to stimulate and develop interaction between uniquely skilled designer makers, potential producers and retailers.