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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.

 

CONPOT 

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

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.

Kangan Arora Mono Cushion

 

LUKE MERRYWEATHER

 

Graphic designer and print maker Luke Merryweather's latest range of mono prints are a nod to Henri Matisse (Merci Matisse), who in his later years (and with deteriorating health) turned to scissors and brightly coloured paper/card to create amazingly simple yet striking artwork that referenced nature and botanical life.
The stencils are cut from Amberlith - A two-layer, acetate film. 
The colour pallet is orange, yellow, blue and green - The Seasons.
There is no digital technology involved.
They are all printed at Art Hub Studios in Woolwich, in runs no bigger than 10.