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Friday, November 28th, 2014

‘Design from Nowhere’ wins first Icelandic Design Award

Design from Nowhere won the first Icelandic Design Award, yay!

The project was curated by Pete Collard and Karna Sigurðardóttir. Designers Gero Grundmann, Max Lamb, Thorunn Arnadottir and myself collaborated with craftsmen in Eastern Iceland. The results were exhibited during Design March at Spark Gallery in Reykjavik. Underneath you can see some impressions of our fantastic time in Iceland. Congratulations everyone!

 

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

 

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

 

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Collecting kelp on the shore

 

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Seaweed lamp

 

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

 

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

 

 Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Geometrical figure in kelp

Kelp Geometries

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Icelandic Seaweed

Icelandic Seaweed

 

Polar Bear by Gero Grundmann

Polar Bear made from sheep bone by Gero Grundmann

 

Seaweed vessels

Seaweed vessels

 

A micro volcano on seaweed

A micro volcano on seaweed

 

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

 

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

 

Micro-Ocean

Micro-Ocean

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Public Engagement at the Department of Seaweed

Public Engagement is an important benchmark for National Museums in Britain. Our team at the Department of Seaweed also takes public engagement seriously, so as part of our strategy we are now engaging with the public outside of the museum’s boundaries on a daily basis.

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Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The Department of Seaweed @ the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

This is day one at the Department of Seaweed at the V&A in London. For the coming six months I will be artist in residence (or, if you will ‘Head of the Department of Seaweed’) at the world’s leading museum of art and design. Together with a group of collaborators from different craft disciplines we are developing materials from kelp and objects from the materials created. This blog will regularly be updated with news from the Department of Seaweed. If you have an interest in kelp, design, craft and/or collaborative artistic practice and happen to be in London in the coming six months come and visit us between 13.00-16.00h on the following days:

OPEN STUDIO DATES

April: 24th, 27th

May: 8th, 11th, 15th

June: 8th, 12th, 22nd, 26th

July: 10th, 13th, 24th, 27th


Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

GAMES – Billingsgate Set

Julia Lohmann & Gero Grundmann

Tidal Ossuary Chess Set, 2012 (Bone, Silver, Paper)


The Tidal Ossuary chess set is the natural continuation of Lohmann and Grundmann’s successful series of vessels made from found bones. Collected from the banks of London’s River Thames, the animal bones are the detritus of a previous era. Deemed of no further use, value or merit they had been cast away only to be turned by Lohmann and Grundmann into beautiful and luxurious objects of worth once again. The designers have made earned a reputation for their investigations into the potential of all materials – from preserved sheep’s stomachs, to seaweed and soap. Always with a view to minimising waste and maximising longevity, their work is a reminder that there is beauty to be found in the overlooked and undervalued.


During the 2012 Olympics, Gallery Libby Sellers will present a curated group show themed around the game of chess. The presentation takes as its inspiration an exhibition hosted by the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, 1944, during which Levy, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp invited a veritable “who’s who” of modernist artists to contribute chess sets, art works and furniture to the exhibition.
(Text, photos: Gallery Libby Sellers)


4 July – 18 August 2012
Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Everything Forever Now Weekend Workshop & Symposium Bangkok


In association with the exhibition Everything Forever Now, TCDC and the British Council invite young/emerging designers who are passionate about sustainable issues to participate in an intensive 3-day workshop from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March, and a symposium on Monday 5 March.


More information:

Everything Forever Now

British Council