Raw Color shows chromatic experiments in Aram Gallery exhibition

Raw Color turns office supplies into chromatic experiments for Aram Gallery exhibition

London Design Festival 2016: responsive paper shredders and fans that create moving colour effects feature in the Blend exhibition created by Dutch studio Raw Color at London's Aram Gallery (+ slideshow).

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
Dutch studio Raw Color has turned office supplies into a chromatic exhibition at London's Aram Gallery

Launched as part of the London Design Festival 2016, the solo exhibition includes self-initiated work produced by the Eindhoven studio, alongside designs created for clients.

Covering textiles, photography and product design, the exhibition showcases Raw Color's varied research into how colour works.

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
The exhibition features a series of installations that cover textiles, photography and product design

The Fans installation features three shelves of fans, each with a trio of blades in contrasting yellow, orange and reds, which blend into one another once set in motion.

"Maybe you can compare it with flavour," said the studio. "Something sweet might taste boring but by adding a bit of salty or sour flavour, it makes the taste deeper and richer. This is what we like in colours too."

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
This includes three shelves of fans, featuring a colourful trio of blades

Chromatology also relies on movement, responding to the presence of visitors to create a brightly coloured rain of paper from a series of hanging shredders. As more passersby come and go, a mountain of paper builds up underneath each shredder.

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
The Chromatology section features suspended shredding machines

The studio has also investigated textiles, with a series of blankets that show how different shades are woven into fabric.

This follows on from the studios previous experiments with textiles, which include bleaching patterns into scarves using a custom printer.

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
There is also a series of blankets that show how different shades are woven into fabric

Other highlights from the exhibition include a set of brightly coloured clocks made from graphic patterns, described as "somewhere between a kinetic object and a functional timepiece".

There is also a series of photographs that have been translated into geometric paper compositions.

Blend exhibition by Raw Color at Aram Gallery
Curtains made of semi-translucent wool hang in groups according to colour

The Blend exhibition remains open until 29 October 2016.

Other installations being shown as part of London Design Festival include artist Camille Walala's postmodern-style pedestrian crossing, and a graphic climbing wall made up of monochrome contours, designed by London studio Patternity for Ace Hotel.