Things We Like

Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week news desk.

 

The Grand Eggstravaganza

The Giant Egg Hunt
The Giant Egg Hunt

More than 200 giant Fabergé eggs from London’s Big Egg Hunt are on display in Covent Garden this weekend. Designed by the likes of Mulberry and the Chapman Brothers, they’re being auctioned off to raise money for Action for Children and Elephant Family. Favourites include the furry one, the one with all the bowties and the surreal one with Maggie Smith on it.

The Big Egg Hunt Grand Eggstravaganza runs until 9 April at Covent Garden piazza, London, WC2

Sir Peter Blake’s Sgt Pepper remake

Sir Peter Blake for Vintage
Sir Peter Blake for Vintage

It’s the 45th birthday of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album this year as well as the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Blake, who created the famous album artwork. To celebrate, he’s remade it. The original crowd of The Beatles’ heroes has been replaced with cultural icons chosen by Blake. It’s an insight into who inspires the Pop Artist, even if it’s not a very ethnically diverse crowd.

Seeper projection mapping for Titanic Belfast

Titanic projection
Titanic projection

In a week marked by a flotilla of Titanic design projects, interactive specialists Seeper have been commissioned by the Northern Ireland Titanic board to create a 4D projection map, which will illuminate the newly opened Titanic Belfast Museum on Saturday.

 The projection takes place on 7 April at Titanic Belfast, Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, Belfast  BT3

Mobile Studio

Writing Table
Writing Table

The inaugural solo exhibition of design and architecture studio Mobile Studio opened ay London’s Dreamspace Gallery this week, showcasing the practice’s innovative site-specific works. The show, entitled Display for a Display, will draw together Mobile Studio’s archive of works, and will present these alongside new works created especially for the show.

Display for a Display runs from 4  – 27 April at Dreamspace Gallery, Craftwork Studios, 3 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y

 

Modular Exhibition System 1
Modular Exhibition System 1

Stuart Wroe at The Round Foundry Media Centre

 

Stuart Wroe, Whitechapel
Stuart Wroe, Whitechapel

Artist Stuart Wroe is showing an exhibition of digital images. The Objets Perdus series is inspired by avant-garde artists such as Man Ray’s use of solarisation, negative images and multiple exposures; while the Radio Ethiopia series uses images derived from photographs of elements in decay and decomposition married with images from Wroe’s travels in Cuba, Sierra Leone and Prague.

Wroe’s exhibition runs until 31 May at The Round Foundry Media Centre Foundry Street Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11

 

Handmade in Britain

Mariade Haan
Mariade Haan

Designer-makers are looking to the capital for inspiration at the Handmade in Britain event taking place next month. The selling event will be showcasing wares across disciplines including ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles from more than 40 designers – all inspired by London.

Penny Seume
Penny Seume

Handmade in Britain runs from 10 – 13 May at Gallery@Oxo Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE1

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Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…