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United by geometry, Metric celebrates creative talent across all disciplines. Our third summer shop held in the heart of east London on the historic Columbia Road will be an outstanding showcase of award-winning designers and makers, from fashion and craft to illustration and installation.
METRIC SUMMER SHOP
7th JULY – 1st SEPTEMBER 2013
94 COLUMBIA ROAD
LONDON E2 7QB
Metric is a collective of thinkers and doers, designers and makers who believe in the strength of co-creativity to engage and empower.
Metric will showcase the famed ‘Faceture’ series by Phil Cuttance. These faceted vessels are created individually in resin using a hand made mould, to see the process in action the click here.
This project was nominated Design of the year 2013 by the Design Museum, London.
Eleanor has developed a unique craft technique, coiling and hand stitching cotton rope to create lightweight tactile jewellery. Sculptural in quality, Eleanor’s work focuses on hand manufacturing techniques which is demonstrated by the oversized scale of her pieces.
Lucy Jay is the brilliant designer behind her eponymous scarf label, loved for its explosive colours and experimental patterns and composition.
The Me+You wrapping paper from Frinton Press was the impressive result of a collaborative print project. Submitted artists’ work were selected and paired together, each hand printed piece of kraft paper has one work in white and the other in black.
Danny Espinoza is a multi disciplinary artist and designer who creates work which is bold in simplicity yet holds a sense of obscurity through meaning.
SHIMELL AND MADDEN
Shimell and Madden occupy the space where craft, art and fashion intersect. Makers of jewellery and objects, they explore themes of science and time.
SKEV A.K.A. James Skevington is a graphic designer turned illustrator and artist who uses a heady combination of geometric patterns with bold colour palettes. He will be showing both his risograph prints and creating the installation for the shop window.
Naomi makes fluid forms in jewellery, working in wood and perspex she highlights the intricacy and interplay of space within her pieces.
INA DORTHEA THURESSON
Ina creates digital prints that explore the nature of beauty and disgust, focusing on the areas where they overlap. Her symmetrical work is created using a mixture of digital and traditional techniques. This year Ina will be showcasing new work created exclusively for Metric.
Contemporary jeweller, John Moore, creates his unique pieces from anodised aluminium. Colour, form, movement and tactility, are combined harmoniously to create new forms of jewellery that are visually striking, extremely wearable, and charged with positivity.
JACK DOVE – email
SKEV – website
LORA AVEDIAN – website
ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN
TOM CAREY – email
DAVID MCCORMICK – email
Copyright © 2013 metric collective, All rights reserved.
A couple of years ago I got bored and made a blingtato. This was right about the time when Damian Hirst made “For the Love of God” and kids were sticking swarovski crystals on theis phones . Instead of a scull all i could afford was a potato. From Tesco. And some CZs that Luke had lying around… no Diamonds are wasted on potatoes in our house.
The blingtato has been lying around our flat for several years now, and this is what it looks like now. Hard as rock but still shiny!
I saw Hirst’s scull at the Tate last year, it was very shiny. I prefer my own version.
“Poor Man’s Love of Good” or “The Blingtato”
Bugs on a plate in Liberty.
May have posted this before, but i just love it.
Berlin artist Julia Kissina’s Fleischfrisuren (from ’96-’97).
Im still gonna go for a run tho!
UPDATE: Now its hailing pennies outside. maybe ill stay in.
I think i mentioned in a post that I had seen some work that was really cool and inspiring at Liberty, and that I would post about it soon. This is that soon.
Kristjana S Williams is a Central St Martins graduate from Iceland, and I love her work.
Have a good look on her website! Some really great prints, and if I were allowed to buy anything other then socks right now I would get one!
I LOVE her symmetric stuff (I would tho, wouldn’t I?) I want this one:
Her other stuff is cool too!
Detail on a lovely antique cupboard type thing from a shop in norway, made with walnut wood.
Detail of something I did at work, sometimes my life imitates my art…
Sorry to all veggies, including my bf, for this lovely picture of a decapitated spring lamb.