Bricolage comprises five London-based women – product designers Naomi Paul and Yemi Awosile and textile designers Katherine May, Polly Burton, and Clara Vuletich.
The quintet, all graduates of Chelsea College of Art and Design, and now independent designers, were approached by trainer company Veja, which has invited Bricolage and Friends to a gallery in Paris.
Veja’s London director Aurelie Dumont says ‘the process of creating and crafting’ will be brought to the fore through videos at the exhibition.
Paul will exhibit her woolen lampshades and cushions and has prepared a lampshade installation.
Designers invited to exhibit with the collective include Alon Meron who is bringing Snow White, a chair design inspired by ‘smashed sports cars in the garages near my studio,’ he says.
Studio Glithero, (British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren) is showing two pieces: Flight Formations and The Blueware Tiles.
The first has been designed in collaboration with London-based letterpress printers Baddeley Brothers. It’s a clever contraption which brings together traditional print press techniques and an envelope folding machine.
The Bluewear Tiles are formed from a process that captures direct impressions of botanical specimens on ceramics using light and photo-sensitive chemicals.
Rather brilliantly Glithero have chosen to press weeds found in the cracks of London pavements for their versions.
Bricolage and Friends is held from 1-21 June at the Centre Commercial, 2 Rue de Marseille, 75010, Paris