studioware: max lamb, studio glithero and johannes nagel at gallery fumi
studioware: max lamb, studio glithero and johannes nagel at gallery fumi studioware: max lamb, studio glithero and johannes nagel at gallery fumi
sep 22, 2011

studioware: max lamb, studio glithero and johannes nagel at gallery fumi

mirrors by studio glithero image courtesy of gallery fumi

studioware: articles made in the studio for domestic use gallery fumi, london on now until november 30th, 2011

‘studioware: articles made in the studio for domestic use’ is the current exhibition featuring the design work of max lamb, johannes nagel and studio glithero at gallery fumi on the occasion of london design week 2011.

installation of mirrors by studio glithero at gallery fumi photo by maya art

the dutch-anglo studio glithero (sarah van gameren and tim simpson) have created a series of mirrors in plaster for their contribution. the project is a culmination of their interests in the traditional skill of architectural plaster work. the elliptical plaster frames are finished in a matte polyplaster which comes in shades of the palest green, darkest grey and deep blue / green. they also present their ‘paper planes’, printed paper darts that have been created in collaboration with the printers baddeley brothers (established in 1859) that have been arranged in dynamic formations and framed, resulting in a three dimensional work from a two dimensional medium.

photo by maya art

detail of mirror frame photo by maya art

frames image courtesy of gallery fumi

‘paper plane’ (red) image courtesy of gallery fumi

‘paper plane’ (red blue) image courtesy of gallery fumi

installation view of ‘paper planes’ photo by maya art

general view of studioware photo by maya art

ceramic work by johannes nagel photo by ruth clark

halle-based ceramist johannes nagel creates a range of works which can involve using a mould made in a box of sand, a wheel or simply a piece of clay that has been shaped with the strike of a fist. while his work often appears at first to follow the conventional standards of the ceramic world, closer investigation reveals something else. most of his pieces are composites, perhaps two hand-thrown pots glued together or a series of many objects attached to form a whole. for the studioware exhibition, nagel has developed pieces derived from a mixture of sand moulded and composite works, displayed in groupings that encourage the viewer to make their own connections between the juxtaposed pieces.

work by johannes nagel photo by ruth clark

‘kristallisation’ by johannes nagel photo by maya art

nagel’s work includes vessels which look like amalgams of various forms photos by maya art

‘FFF’ by johannes nagel photo by ruth clark

‘woodware’ by max lamb photo by maya art

‘woodware’ by british designer max lamb is a series of utilitarian furniture constructed out of standard dowel rods in classic english timbers including ash, maple, beech, birch and oak. the series includes a lounge chair, dining chair, daybed, bed, coffee table and console. lamb’s idea is that these pieces could be recreated by other artisans outside of his studio, such as the simplicity and clarity of their design should he want to expand production. their form refers to traditional english furniture, while making a nod to contemporary preoccupations of lightness, both physically and aesthetically.

up close of dowel construction photo by maya art

details photos by maya art

‘woodware’ by max lamb photo by maya art

installation view of mirrors and ‘woodware’ collection photo by maya art

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