Covent Garden Super Design is an exhibition of one-off and limited edition pieces taking place in Covent Garden, London in October.
Organised by design retailer and gallerist Greenwich Village, the show will feature works by designers including Tom Dixon, Studio Job and Zaha Hadid, represented by galleries Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery, The Apartment and Greenwich Village itself.
Top two images: Desk by P. Michael Wolfson (The Apartment). Above: detail from a new project by Studio Job for Greenwich Village.
Above: Landscape by Ross Lovegrove (The Apartment)
The show overlaps with the Frieze Art Fair and the new Design Art London fair. Above: Belu by Zaha Hadid for Kenny Schachter
Above: Rock Fusion by Arik Levy for Kenny Schachter. Below: Tom Dixon working on a new piece for the show
Here's some more info from Greenwich Village:
The UK’s First Ever Design Art Exhibition
Set within a striking split level venue in the heart of London’s West End, Covent Garden Super Design will run between 9 – 14 October with Greenwich Village Gallery, Kenny Schachter ROVE Projects and The Apartment showcasing specially commissioned, unique and limited edition pieces by pioneers of international contemporary design.
Those exhibited include major global talents such as Campana Brothers, Ron Arad, Patrik Schumacher, Tord Boontje and Alessandro Mendini, with specially commissioned collections from Philip Michael Wolfson, Johanna Grawunder, Tom Dixon and Studio Job alongside premieres of dynamic installations by Marcel Wanders and Zaha Hadid, with incredible outdoor features from Arik Levy and Ross Lovegrove.
Covent Garden Super Design seeks to emphasise the current synergy between design and the visual arts with innovative and ground-breaking displays that present modern design in a fresh and invigorating light.
This highly anticipated and unique display will be set against the impressive backdrop of No.1 Piazza, an expansive 40,000 square foot space in London's Covent Garden. This one-off gallery show offers a truly ‘world class’ visitor experience, open both to the general public and by special invitation to an audience of international collectors, critics and designers.
Open daily to the general public | 10.00am to 8pm | Wednesday 10th October – Sunday 14th October
Press Preview: Tuesday 9th October 3pm – 6pm
Admission is free.
Notes to editor:
Pascal and Stephan Dowers, founders of Greenwich Village, thought it was high time that the leading influential galleries in the design/art sector in London joined forces, to show the best design/art in a space befitting the work, rather than the traditional booths of art fairs.
Both Kenny Schacter and Patrick Brillet agreed to join the space to form Covent Garden Super Design Art Space. This type of work needs a large space accessible for everybody. This is clearly a difficult exercise to under take in central London outside of the museum environment.
Covent Garden came to the rescue enabling a truly exciting event to take place within a fantastic building in the heart of Covent Garden in No.1 Piazza. Between all the galleries they "own" collections superior to any leading design museums in the UK, which will all be shown together for the first time all under one roof.
Greenwich Village Gallery
Greenwich Village Gallery is headed by brothers Pascal & Stephan Dowers, frequently regarded as two of the country’s leading experts in the Design/Art sector, who often appear as consultants on BBC television programmes and in the international media alike.
Greenwich Village exclusively represent and collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned talents who are treading the fine line between Art and Design. These two creative arenas are increasingly merging and the Greenwich Village Gallery places itself at the heart of this exciting transition, specialising in offering and commissioning pieces that challenges the status quo and breaks into unprecedented new creative territory and conceptual thinking.
The gallery currently shows collections of work from Campana, Studio Job, Pesce, Marcel Wanders, Tord Boontje, Committee and others in our premises in southeast London and at exhibitions across the world. These limited edition ‘Design Art pieces’ comprise and eclectic mix of furniture, ceramics, lighting, art, sculpture and installations.
Kenny Schachter is a curator, artist, art dealer, designer, thinker, property developer, entrepreneur, and much more. At home his private art collection is an eclectic mix which includes works by Vito Acconci, William Pope, Zaha Hadid, the Campana Brothers, Richard Woods, Keith Tyson, Franz West, Chris Burden and many more. Kenny Schachter’s ROVE gallery started life as ConTEMPorary in New York’s Greenwich Village 2001. Since relocating to London in October 2004, Schachter has continued to present shows drawing on an international selection of visual artists, designers and architects. His ROVE Gallery on Britannia Street has shown works by Zaha Hadid, Arik Levy, Vito Acconci and other established and emerging artists.
Following the Z.Car commission from Zaha Hadid Architects in 2005 and exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Design Museum in London, there will be similar automobile collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kenny Scharf. ROVE has also recently premiered 'Belu', a limited edition multi-functional object by Zaha Hadid, who's practice is responsible for the forthcoming redevelopment of ROVE's first London space on Hoxton Square
The Apartment is a private gallery where leading designer’s pieces and selected contemporary artists are showcased in an intimate living space where collectors can buy quietly and privately in situ. It features the work of both established and emerging artists and designers. The gallery stocks pieces by Ron Arad, Marc Newson, The Campana Brothers, the Bouroullec Bros., Ettore Sottsass, Tom Heatherwick and more. In the coming year new collections designed exclusively for The Apartment by Ross Lovegrove, Johanna Grawunder, Philip Michael Wolfson and others will be exhibited.
The Apartment will feature new limited editions design pieces by Johanna Grawunder, Ross Lovegrove, and Philip Michael Wolfson and will also show other pieces from its inventory by Marc Newson, Thomas Heatherwick and Ron Arad.