Making Matters is an exhibition of design and making work by over thirty graduates and alumni from the design studios at The Cass, London Metropolitan University as part of London Design Festival 2016.
Visitors to Making Matters can expect bold innovation, considered craft and material adventures. Disciplines include fashion and textiles, furniture, interiors, jewellery, product and visual communications. Exhibits will be curated from teaching studios led by leading practitioners including William Warren (Flesh on the Bones), Simone Ten Hompel (Adored Links), Peter Marigold (Harvest), Aimee McWilliams (C.O.D.E) and many others.
In Making Matters, curated by Vanja Bazdulj and Christopher Emmett, we share our delight in the journey from idea to object. The work ranges from the ground-breaking and experimental, through the highly functional, rational and effective to the exquisitely made and beautiful.
The exhibiting designers include:
Sara Araca, Keith Beckles, Ray Brown, Vicky Cowin, Isabel Farchy, Marika Heikkila, Lucy Johnson, Chantelle Jones, Susan Kistner, Hannah Knoos, Julian Leedham,Josh Malby, Kajsa Malmström, Elise Mclauchlan, Stephen Mccombe, Diana Moon, Matteo Pacella, Max Randall, Ben Creswell Riol, Tara Robins, Alexandra Soboleva, Peter Stovin, Tim Summers, Anouar M Swed, Abbie Tipler, Miranda Tongeman and Chelsea Vivash James Whittam.
Talking about the exhibition, Chris Emmett, Head of Design at The Cass said, “we take our vocation of shaping the world through the things we design and make very seriously. We seek to create objects which benefit society as widely as possible, as well as taking pleasure in these forms of expression. We do this not only through the application of laboriously acquired skills, but also through risk-taking, experimentation and unlikely collaboration. The works on show reveal the incredibly high standards of the work produced at The Cass, and they demonstrate the commitment of the School to its mission to offer opportunities for learning in these disciplines to the widest possible audience.”