Lab Craft at Tent London
26 designers including Tord Boontje, Timorous Beasties and Michael Eden (above) will show work marrying craftsmanship with digital technology at Tent London later this month.
Above: Lynne MacLachlan
Entitled Lab Craft: Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft, the exhibition features pieces made by digital printing, laser cutting and scanning.
Above: Geoffrey Mann
The Crafts Council touring exhibition will be curated by Max Fraser and designed by Tomoko Azumi.
Above: Justin Marshall
Tent London takes place 23-26 September at the Truman Brewery in east London during the London Design Festival.
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The following text is from Tent London:
TENT LONDON TO HOST LAB CRAFT - DIGITAL ADVENTURES IN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
Lab Craft: Digital adventures in contemporary craft is a new Crafts Council touring exhibition that previews at Tent Digital at London Design Festival from 23 to 26 September before launching at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh, Greater Manchester, from 30 October to 18 December 2010.
Above: Zachary Eastwood-Bloom
Lab Craft features 26 makers and designers who combine the hand, mind and eye, technical mastery of tools and material and aesthetic sensibility with cutting-edge digital technologies that include rapid prototyping, laser cutting, laser scanning and digital printing.
Above: Timourous Beasties
The exhibition is curated by design commentator Max Fraser and designed by maker Tomoko Azumi and features textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery.
Above: Liam Hopkins
Some of the newest and most experimental names in craft and design including; Tord Boontje, Michael Eden, Gareth Neal, Timorous Beasties and Nina Tolstrup feature in the exhibition, with many making new work.
Above: Assa Ashuach
Tomoko Azumi has designed the exhibition echoing the digital theme by using digital production methods and materials and two commissioned films will accompany the exhibition; one exploring process by showing footage of work being produced using a range of the new technologies and the other will be a series of talking heads with the exhibited makers.
Above: Melanie Bowles
Tent London has always been a trade and consumer event, where a design-savvy audience can come to see, specify, select, commission and buy new design. Keep up-to-date with what’s happening and make sure Tent London is in your diary 23-26 September 2010.
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