The Philips de Pury Pop-Up Shop at Claridge's opened its doors last evening, set up for Christmas shoppers looking for a unique limited edition piece of art or design from the city's newest names in the field. My two faves Bethan Wood and David David are included in the showcase alongside Max Lamb, Martino Gamper, Michael Anastasiades, Tauba Auerbach, Faye Toogood, Snarkitecture, Brunno Jahara, Victoria Wilmotte, Jonathan Muecke, Oeuffice, and Ben Adams. Above is a "Collection of Light" by Humans Since 1982 which is a collection of LEDs arranged in a hamormonic order to simply become a lamp in its own right whilst looking like a zooilogical collection case of fireflys. Martino Gamper has curated a special Martino and Friends section displayed on a bespoke shelving unit built to house the wares of Francis Upritchard, Gemma Holt, Rob Upritchard and Martino Gamper.
Ive been desperate to get my hands on Bethan's Pivot rings since she first showed me the samples so this is a very exciting opportunity to finally purchase the genius jewellery .......... and this gorgeous hand printed poster by David David. Pop in to the Pop-Up shop whilst you are up west but make sure you go before the holidays as it will be closed from 24 December – 3 January.
Open 2 December 2011 - 31 January 2012 at 45-47 Brook Street at Claridge's, London
10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday and 12pm – 5pm Sunday