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.

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