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Lab Craft at Tent London - Michael Eden

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.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Lynne Machlaclan

Above: Lynne MacLachlan

Entitled Lab Craft: Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft, the exhibition features pieces made by digital printing, laser cutting and scanning.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Geoffrey Mann Vertical

Above: Geoffrey Mann

The Crafts Council touring exhibition will be curated by Max Fraser and designed by Tomoko Azumi.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Justin Marshall

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:


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.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Eastwood-Bloom

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.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Timourous Beasties

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.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Liam Hopkins

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.

Lab Craft at Tent London - Assa Ashuach

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.

Craft at Tent London - Melanie Bowles

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.

See also:


Digital Explorers: Discovery at
Metropolitan Works
Wedgwoodn’t by
Michael Eden
The Foetus Project by
Jorge Lopes Dos Santos