South East Makers Showcase at MATERIAL
This September. as part of the South East Makers Club and LDF2017, MATERIAL will be showcasing the work of selected creatives all based in the South East London area. The work on display will cover a range of disciplines.
Hand cast concrete planters, made in Peckham, London
Conpot are Alastair Mitchell and Kezia Regan, a South London lifestyle brand making homewares in their small Peckham studio. Their aim is to harness the elegant minimalist form of concrete. Conpot carefully source our aggregates and, where possible using stone of British provenance. The aggregates we use are selected for their individual characteristics, including quality and complexity of colour.
SARAH COLSON & AIMEE BETTS
Mixed media embroidery meets lighting design.
Aimee Betts and Sarah Colson have combined design expertise to create Clara Lux. A collection of pendant lights with colourful textured cables that bring modern style and elegance to interior spaces. In their first collaboration together Betts and Colson have designed a trio of tri-coloured lights that punctuate the space with energetic colour and jubilant shape. The pleated form of the glass shade distorts the knitted surface of the cable creating a satisfying layer of tone and texture.
* Clara Lux was awarded the LAVA award in Austria for the best design product in 2016.
Kangan Arora is a London-based contemporary design studio, specialising in vivid print and interior-fashion textiles. Growing up in India, where fine textiles have run in the family for more than 100 years, Kangan studied at Central Saint Martins and the National Institute of Fashion, before establishing her eponymous brand in 2011.
Her approach is typified by a celebratory use of colour, pattern and abstraction, while rooted in an appreciation of contrasting cultures and a rich tradition of visual storytelling. With a signature style that takes assimilated shapes and unexpected juxtapositions, bringing them to life through bold screen-printing, hand weaving, embroidery and quilting.