It’s this idea of interrogating the journey as much as the end piece that lies at the heart of a new show opening at London’s Aram Gallery next month, Prototypes & Experiments VII.
The exhibition will show models and prototypes created by a range of established and emerging product, jewellery, furniture and textile designers, charting the development of objects through the physical steps that narrate their naissance.
While some of the maquettes and models on show went on to form a final design, many were scrapped along the way – deemed failures by their creators – but forming an essential piece in the creation of the final product.
Each designer showing at the exhibition will present their trials, with most pieces accompanied with a 2D drawing as an initial sketch of the prospective design.
Designers featured in the exhibition include David Amar, Michael Antrobus, Riccardo Bovo, India Carpenter and Giles Round, Marina Dragomirova, Jennifer Gray, Simon Hasan, Kathryn Hinton, Amy Pliszka, Daniel Rous and Florian Schmid.
The Aram Gallery says, ‘The varied examples selected for this exhibition aim to inspire a broad design audience and members of the general public alike and, show the value in experimentation as a vital component of the design process’.
Prototypes & Experiments VII runs from 3 May – 15 June at The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B