Collect: contemporary objects from the Crafts Council

The Craft Council’s Collect art fair is set to return to the Saatchi Gallery for its 2012 edition, with work from 31 international galleries.

Birch Trunk by Olle Olls
Birch Trunk by Olle Olls

The show will be held across two floors of the Gallery, with the Project Space on the second floor hosting ten large-scale installations, with a focus on textiles and furniture.

Collect, which has been running since 2004, presents contemporary craft including ceramics, glassware, jewellery and furniture.

Bracelet by Giovanni Corvaja
Bracelet by Giovanni Corvaja

The British Museum and the V&A have both acquired works from Collect, and for the last five years the Art Fund Collect scheme has offered UK curators the opportunity to buy Collect objects for their collection.

In the run-up to the event, the Crafts Council asked Design Week and other organisations to pick their favourite object going on display at Collect.

Forms in Succession 1 by Shigekazu Nagae
Forms in Succession #1 by Shigekazu Nagae

We plumped for Shigekazu Nagae’s lovely Forms in Succession #1,  a kirigami-like porcelain construnction.

You can check out the rest of the objects (and the choices of the London Design Festival, DCMS and others) at the Crafts Council’s Pinterest page here.

Wry Vita by Michael Rowe
Wry Vita by Michael Rowe

Collect is at the Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London SW3 from 11-14 May.

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