Designersblock show at Southbank for London Design Festival 2012

21 Sep , 2012  

Piers Roberts at Designersblock 2012, Southbank Centre, London

Designersblock 2012 is hap­pen­ing right now, under­neath the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, until this Sunday 23rd September. These are my iPhone pho­tos. (This page is in pro­gress until I get quotes from the design­ers. If you know any of them, tell them to email me!)

Paul Bishop, Herzensbrecher ceramic hearts at designersblock

Paul Bishop — The New English

I’m all about mar­ry­ing tra­di­tional ceram­ics skills and mater­i­als with a con­tem­por­ary aes­thetic, mer­ging art with every­day objects. It takes zero energy to explain what plate a does, so why not put 100% into mak­ing it look beau­ti­ful? Designersblock is great for us. It’s a real oppor­tun­ity for us to express ourselves and show off what we do, and there’s an impetus to develop new ideas. I loved spray­ing the big red heart. Oh, and the free beer — always a win­ner in my eyes!

Tortie Hoare & Natalie Brady at designersblock 2012

Tortie Hoare & Natalie Brady — H&B

Roey Hunt — Designer/Maker

Gordon W Robertson — Botanique pewter

I com­bine age old artisan tech­niques with digital tech­no­logy: Applied arts and pixels. My cur­rent love is pew­ter and I aim to thor­oughly exploit its won­der­ful ver­sat­il­ity.

Hend Krichen — Tunisia Made 2012 vessels

Walterworks — Wearable Art by Walter Raes

Studio Sudi — Productivitree installation

Yes money is tight, yes jobs are far and few between and yes the world is over­heat­ing. But at Studio SUDI we endeavor to keep a glass half full atti­tude. The Productivitree is a whim­sical install­a­tion that encom­passes four products from our Recession Ready range to cel­eb­rate all our hard work by cre­at­ing a bright and dra­matic center­peice to for this years Designersblock.

Flora McLean — House of Flora

I am chan­nel­ling archi­tec­ture through hats, eye­wear and jew­ellery . The set­ting for this show is per­fect; the Festival of Britain has been a con­stant ref­er­ence for my work for many years. I feel like I’ve come home!

Andrew Knott — Faber

Moon-Jung Kim — Sir Lighting Guard

Nic Parnell — Arbor Lamp

Paul McAnelly — Hawaii design

Degross — Terra Lux recycled lamps

designersblock is at the Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX from 20–23 September and it’s part of LDF2012. Photos and Interviews: © Ken Sparkes. All Rights Reserved. Read more about how they set up the show: Backstage with designersblock.

, , , ,

Comments are closed.