The Design Museum is launching an annual exhibition called Designers in Residence in September during the London Design Festival, featuring emerging product and furniture designers.
The event aims to provide a springboard into the design world, and five designers have been selected to appear in the show, during which they will transform areas of the museum with their work. The 2007 Designers in Residence will be Sarah van Gameren, Chris O’Shea, Tomas Alonso, Richard Sweeney and Finn Magee.
Van Gameren’s Big Dipper, which will be installed in the Riverside Hall, mechanically creates 24 candle-wax chandeliers by dipping strings of wick in heated wax and allowing a frame to build up over a period of 12 hours.
Interactive media designer O’Shea focuses on creating work that encourages new methods of play and collaboration. He will create an interactive installation that allows visitors to see into areas of the Design Museum normally hidden from view.
The Museum’s café will be transformed with new furniture and a modular plant system, Home Greenroom, created by Tomas Alonso.
Inspired by complex geometries, Sweeney will use paper forms that will become a series of dramatic lights by night, while Magee’s Flat Life project will recreate the atmosphere of a designer’s studio.
For further details see www.designmuseum.org.