One Room, Three Global Names

Video-magazine website Crane.tv is taking the online offline in a new series of exhibitions entitled One Room, Three Global Names at London’s St Martin’s Lane Hotel, which will showcase objects by the site’s favourite designers.

The series is kicking off with works from Sir Terence Conran, who will be followed by artist Kate MccGwire and digital artist Matt Pyke. The space will also serve as a platform for emerging talent to use as their live studio.

Terence Conran circa 1950

Source: Ray Williams

Terence Conran circa 1950

Conran’s works are selected from his current Design Museum retrospective of his work, which runs until March.

Matt Pyke - film still
Matt Pyke – film still

MccGuire’s show will take the form of a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ according to organisers, showcasing objects she has collected over the years that inspired her work; while Pyke’s show promises the dazzling prospect of ultraviolet trees grown out of mathematical formulas and 3D-printed figurines.

Matt Pyke's exhibition piece
Matt Pyke’s exhibition piece

The work is presented as an immersive installation, with the objects presented next to Crane.tv films about the artists, giving an insight into their work and practice.

Running concurrently to the exhibition is a series of talks, events and workshops, with highlights including an event tomorrow evening which will see RCA graduate and former London Design Museum Designer in Residence Hye-Yeon Park installing a clock piece as part of the Conran show.

Terence Conran circa 1950

Source: Ray Williams

Terence Conran circa 1950

The interactive In-Betweening Clock is a video installation ‘embodying the fluidity of time’ according to organisers. The clock will form the centrepiece of an event looking at revising the concept of time. Lofty ideas indeed.

From 13-14 January product  designers Studio Swine (Azusa Murakami an Alexander Groves) will be working on their new project after coming back from a design journey in Brazil.

Matt Pyke's exhibition piece
Matt Pyke’s exhibition piece

As part of MccGuire’s show, RCA graduate Pia Wustenberg will be using the space to work on her latest ceramic designs on 22 January.

Kate MccGuire's work
Kate MccGuire’s work

Trisha Andres, Crane.tv editor, says, ‘In keeping with the Crane.tv ethos of thoughtfully exploring leading thinkers’ and creatives’ works, we curate our favourite and most loved artists and designers, and give them free reign to select their own favourites – giving viewers an exclusive look into their ‘world’.’

The show runs until 29 January at The Front Room, St Martins Lane, 45 St Martins Lane WC2N. Conran runs from 9-15 January; MccGuire from 16-22 January; Pyke from 23-29 January.

 

 

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