Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Weds 27th Jan: Bethan Wood "Particle" Part II

Rosy Nicholas and I had a surreal walk thru the sharp edged skyscrapers on the Southbank to get to The Design Museum for the opening of Behan Wood's artist in residence.  Here she is looking resplendent as ever in a Peruvian Jacket teamed with one of her "Super Fake" scarfs.  One of her works was a shelving system with incredibly intricate laminate marquetry to resemble the chip board of packing idea chosen with The Design Museum in mind, as it was originally a banana warehouse when the boats used to come down the Thames?!  The other design is a soft stool made from a hand knitted cover by Giannina Capitani using the same camouflage design, in a palette of lush pastels.  I want both for my house NOW but of course both have taken months to produce so I'll just have to keep dreaming..............whilst Bethan flys straight off to Venice to start yet another residency!
(All photos by Rosy, except knit sample lifted from Behan's blog)

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