Forces of Nature

Interior design studio and gallery 19 Greek Street is celebrating the natural world in design form this week, with its new Forces of Nature show.

Luffa Acoustic Tiles by Mauricio Affonso
Luffa Acoustic Tiles by Mauricio Affonso

Presenting work from seven designers, the show draws together practitioners who ‘share an optimistic view on the future of design’, according to 19 Greek Street.

Kite Stool by Blakebrough and King
Kite Stool by Blakebrough and King

Marc Péridis, 19 Greek Street creative director, says, ‘We must constantly challenge our ways of thinking about design and resourcefulness. Previously developed processes should merely be a guide for our practice.

‘It is our responsibility to ensure we are doing everything we can to use the earth’s most abundant resources to their fullest potential’.

Windworks by Merel Karhof
Windworks by Merel Karhof

Among the highlights of the show are the Windworks furniture pieces by Netherlands-born designer Merel Karhof. The works use wood, upholstery, dyeing and knitted yarn created exclusively using wind power.

U-Stool by Yakuya Hamajima
U-Stool by Yakuya Hamajima

Elsewhere, the dramatic curves of the U-Stool by Yakuya Hamajima caught our eye. According to 19 Greek Street, the designer’s focus in creating the stool was to ‘connect the individual with the world in a harmonic relationship.’ Materials include  sandrock from Hamajima’s family back garden.

Sun Sill by Lucy Norman
Sun Sill by Lucy Norman

Another designer to draw inspiration from the immediate surroundings is Lucy Norman, who will present Sun Sill. The device is mounted under a window to redirect light indoors, aiming to showcase how light changes throughout the day, and also reduce our need for artificial, electronic light sources.

Desert Storm by Nir Meiri
Desert Storm by Nir Meiri

Forces of Nature runs from 13 March – 28 April at 19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D

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