Les French by Studio Glithero

Les French, a new collection of work by Anglo-Dutch designers Studio Glithero, has opened at Gallery Fumi in London.

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The collection consists of storage units made of gum-paper clad volumes supported by bronze frames.

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The frames are assembled from bamboo and string and then cast in bronze.

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Here's some info (IN SHOUTY CAPITALS) from Gallery Fumi:

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FUMI PRESENTS LES FRENCH BY *STUDIO GLITHERO*.

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LES FRENCH IS A PROJECT OF TWO PARTS.  STUDIO GLITHERO FIRST CREATE AD-HOC CONFIGURATIONS OF BAMBOO, BINDING THE JOINTS WITH WOUND STRING.

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THESE FRAMES ARE THEN SENT TO A BRONZE FOUNDRY AND THROUGH A PROCESS OF LOSS MATERIAL CASTING, THE FRAGILE AND UNLIKELY STRUCTURES TRANSFORM TO STRUCTURAL AND PERMANENT CASTS IN BRONZE.

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FOR THE TOP PART, WITH NO PREDETERMINED IDEA IN MIND, THE DESIGNERS BUILD THE FUNCTIONAL VOLUMES OF THE FURNITURE IN RESPONSE TO THE BRONZE PIECES.

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UNDERLINING THE FRICTION IN PERMANENCE AND VALUE THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE CASTING PROCESS, THEY WRAP A LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICATION IN GUM-PAPER STRIPS.

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THE PROJECT IS AN EXERCISE IN PROCESS.  IT WILL GROW TO BECOME A FAMILY OF UNIQUE CHARACTERS THAT ENTERTAIN A VARIETY OF PRINCIPLES FOR LIFTING VOLUMES FROM THE GROUND.

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*STUDIO GLITHERO* IS A LONDON BASED ANGLO-DUTCH DESIGN ALLIANCE. FOUNDED BY TIM SIMPSON AND SARAH VAN GAMEREN WHO MET AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, THE STUDIO CREATES TIME BASED INSTALLATIONS, AND PROCESSES THAT GIVE BIRTH TO UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL PRODUCTS.

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WITH THEIR OWN CONCOCTION OF DESIGN PERFORMANCE, THEY AIM TO BRIDGE CREATIVE DISCIPLINES AND REACH A UNIVERSAL AUDIENCE.

LES FRENCH EXHIBITION IS HELD AT GALLERY FUMI RUN FROM FRIDAY 3 APRIL TO SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2009

OPENING TIMES:

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY: 11AM TO 7PM
SUNDAY: 12PM

GALLERY FUMI
87-89 TABERNACLE STREET
LONDON EC2A 4BA
020 7490 2366

WWW.GALLERYFUMI.COM

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