Future Map, the annual survey show from the University of Arts London, opened yesterday at Zabludowicz Collection in London’s Chalk Farm.
The show is compiled by a team of judges – this year 20 Hoxton Square Projects gallery founder Alexander Dellal, Grazia style director Paula Reed, visual arts editor for Time Out London Ossian Ward and associate director of international programmes for the Emirates Sharjah Art Foundation Judith Greer – who sieve though projects from all the graduate and postgraduate courses in art, design, fashion and communications to chose works that they best feel represent the next generation of creativity.
Here’s our pick of the best from the design courses.
Chantinee Premprabha is studying an MA in Interior and Spacial Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her installation is half way between architecture and furniture.
Premprabha says, ‘The piece is an extension of the human body, engaging the architecture in a simpler way. It is an expansion of the architecture allowing human to operate in a way that is not ordinary. It also allows the spectator to notice things you would otherwise overlook and to see the architecture in an unexpected way.’
Joanna Cooper from Camberwell College of Arts BA in 3D Design has created some amazingly surreal pieces of jewellery and has boxed them in this house-shaped case.
She says, ‘The style of my work does not lend itself to the mainstream, but to a collection of people who also have an interest in unusual jewellery as I do. The jewellery I make appears to be cute, but when looked at more closely there is a subtle macabre twist to it.’
Linda Toigo, who is studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication at London College of Communication, has created a tactile version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which aims to further engage a reader.
Cheslea College of Art & Design student Youseff Daour has created this hour glass made from by-products of industry. He says, ‘I use methods of dismantling objects and alternative sourcing of materials to inform my own appropriate methods of transformation, allowing the materials’ history and qualities to inform their future use.’
MA Industrial Design Central St Martins MA Industrial Design student Alice Gallarate has transformed lottery tickets to encorporate the idea of crossing your fingers. She says, ‘I believe creativity originates from provocative thinking and makes the difference in how individuals experience the everyday.’
Future Map runs from 13 January – 6 February 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5.