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