Thursday, August 23, 2007

Trash Luxe

There will be an exhibition taking place at Liberty in London from 20-30 September 2007 during the London Design Festival called Trash Luxe at Liberty. Curated by dezeen editor Marcus Fairs. This exhibition celebrates over a dozen young designers round the world that create exquisite furniture, lighting and jewellery using cheap or worthless materials. To find out more about the designers whose work will be featured at this exhibition, click here. Below are some of my favourites.
(above) Tide , a chandelier made from hundreds of plastic items found washed up on Dungeness Beach, by Stuart Haygarthand.(above) Paper Mache Arm Chair made of 120 layers of newspaper built up over an inflatable mould by Majid Asif.
(above) TransNeomatic bowls which combine traditional woven wicker techniques with used scooter tyres rescued from landfill sites by the Campana Brothers from Brazil.(above) Jewellery design made from sugar crystals by Greetje van Helmond. The wall of bread she made for her graduation show at the RCA is simply delicious! Sandwich, anyone?

6 comments:

LauraB said...

Wow that looks like a really innovative show. At first I thought the chandelier was a print, it's really beautiful, can't believe it's garbage.

laissezfaire said...

It does look like a 2D print. Reminds me of a dandelion. =)

WendyB said...

I did a doubletake at the chandelier too. It's amazing.

Kate said...

That jewellery takes me back to my childhood! I used to make sugar crystals by suspending string over a sugar solution..don't know if it was a kit or what but it was fun!

laissezfaire said...

wow kate, seems like you started your career in jewellery design early! =)

Kate said...

haha I think I just hung it up in the window or something...or ate it! Thanks for you comments on my blog by the way - my first!