Kraft Work

Unlike its Krautrock namesake, the Aram Gallery’s new Kraft Work show eschews the world of computers in favour of analogue materials – cardboard and paper.

Pia Wustenberg, Ful Light 1 2012
Pia Wustenberg, Ful Light 1 2012

The show will feature works created either completely or mostly from paper or card, including furniture, homeware and jewellery.

Maggie Bunzl, Three Sentiels 2007
Maggie Bunzl, Three Sentiels 2007

The range of works on show aims to prove how versatile these materials are, and how their use extends far beyond prototyping and sketching for final pieces.

Johannes Hemann, Adhaa Light 2013
Johannes Hemann, Adhaa Light 2013

Iain Howlett’s Bark side table, for instance, has a look of strength and durability belying the usual flimsy connotations of its materials:

Iain Howlett, Bark 2013
Iain Howlett, Bark 2013

Will Shannon’s rock-like Luna Table also gives the impression of heftiness and strength:

Will Shannon, Luna Table 2012
Will Shannon, Luna Table 2012

Among the other pieces that caught our eye are these cute, bright works by Debbie Wijskamp:

Debbie Wijskamp, Circle of Life 2013
Debbie Wijskamp, Circle of Life 2013

Among the other designers showing are Cottrell & Vermeulen, El Ultimo Grito and Javier Mariscal.

Villa Julia, Javier Mariscal Magis 2009
Villa Julia, Javier Mariscal Magis 2009

Kraft Work runs from 21 February – 12 April at the Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane (Near Aldwych) Covent Garden
London
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