David Adjaye unveils line of limited edition furniture

Architect David Adjaye is to launch his first range of furniture, it has emerged this week, with a series of limited edition benches and seating products to go on sale in January.

According to an Albion Gallery spokeswoman, the pieces are modular and can only be bought in a series of two or more, as each piece supports the other. Each product will be a limited edition of between 50 and 100 units.

The products will be on show at London gallery Albion from 16 January and Adjaye will also create an ‘architectural art installation’ in the space, says the spokeswoman.

‘Design and architecture are crossing the boundaries with art and that’s allowed the Albion, which is a contemporary art gallery, to stage this type of exhibition,’ she says.

In the show, visitors will enter into two nose-to-nose triangular spaces. The first space features one of Adjaye’s bench sculptures facing a landscape obscured by opaque, fretted glass. The furniture itself will be on display in the second room. ‘It’s a meditative space and quite different from his current touring exhibition, Making Public Buildings,’ she says.

The Albion will host another design exhibition next June, with a show of the Campana Brothers’ Transplastic range.

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