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Materialism at Gallery Fumi

Designers including Paul Cocksedge, Marcus Tremonto, Philippe Malouin (above) and Pieke Bergmans exhibited work in an exhibition called Materialism at Gallery Fumi in London last week.


Above and below: Wonka mirrors by Marcus Tremonto, commissioned by Gallery Fumi, reflect their surroundings when turned off, but reveal patterns made from electroluminescent film when switched on.


Also on show were new pieces by Pieke Bergmans, Paul Cocksedge and Tristan Cochrane.


Above: Les French long sideboard by Studio Glithero consists of a bronze frame supporting storage covered in gum-paper. Based on Eastern scaffolding techniques, the base is constructed from cane and rope, which are burned away as part of the casting process.


Above and below: special edition Light Blubs. See our previous story.

The following information is from Gallery Fumi:


Gallery Fumi presents a group show, Materialism, which focuses on works by emerging designers who are adopting innovative and refreshing ways of working with a variety of materials. Fumi has commissioned new works by Max Lamb, Marcus Tremonto, Paul Kelley, Studio Glithero, Philippe Malouin and Stephen Johnson, shown together with new pieces by Pieke Bergmans, Paul Cocksedge and Tristan Cochrane.


As the design and art world progresses, artists and designers are looking at innovative ways of making and presenting their work. The materials thay use play an integral role, from both an aesthetic and conceptual point.


This exhibition aims to highlight a group of designers and makers who are part of this trend. These designers are changing the process and materials in in almost a craft way to produce individualised pieces, embracing design and art.

Above: Anodised Aluminium and Bench by Paul Kelley. Commissioned by Gallery Fumi. Two long and two short benches fit round the central support and pull out for use.


On show will be Max Lamb's take on sheet steel, cellular concrete and compressed felt. Marcus Tremonto from Studio Treluce works with light as the medium, transforming the physical to the visual. Paul Kelley's pieces crafting felt and copper, aluminium and wool. Studio Glithero's innovative use of gum paper and bronze. Philippe Malouin work with rubber and wood whilst Stephen Johnson plays with notions of function through fibreglass.

Above: Black Styrene by Paul Cocksedge - a special edition of the Styrene light, coated in black rubber.


Above and below: Fault Line concrete stools by Tristan Cochrane are made from cast concrete mixed with loose glass fibres and plasticisers, which eliminate the need for steel reinforcement.


Pieke Bergmans use of crystal, altering the shape and size of everyday objects, Paul Cocksedge' use of polystyrene and glass to create his unique magic and Tristran Cochrane play with the weight of concrete and its balance.


Above: Grace table by Philippe Malouin - an inflatable table large enough to accommodate ten guests when inflated, but small enough to fit into a duffel bag when deflated. See a movie of the table being inflated here. Photo by Rene van der Hulst.


Above: Dervish lamp by Philippe Malouin, which combines a ceiling fan with a lamp to direct the light differently depending on the speed of rotation. Photos by Rene van der Hulst.


Above: Has Wak Now by Marcus Tremonto. Comissioned by Gallery Fumi.


Above: Gobstopper painting by Marcus Tremonto, commissioned by Gallery Fumi. See more lighting by Marcus Tremonto in our previous stories.


Above and top image: Handle Without Care by Philippe Malouin, commissioned by Gallery Fumi.