Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday 22nd June: Central St Martins degree show TWO

The Central St Martins degree shows have been split across two instalments with the second wave now in place and open to the public for the rest of the weekend.  Here are my personal top picks including mostly textiles which is the department I also spotted Grayson Perry in when I visited on the private view!
The top sculpture is by Charlotte Kidger from the fascinating MA called Material Futures which is exactly how is sounds - inventing technical developments in fabrication.  Here Charlotte's project "Industrial Craft" is made from polyurethane from dust from CNC fabrication waste.  Amongst this course is so much work on sustainability and ecology, I'm so impressed and reassured that the future of design is in good hands!
The cosmic acrylic coloured furniture by Chloe Duran Stone is from the MA Design course. Her creative use of transitory forms, light and colour is bringing fun and playfulness into interior architecture.  She incorporates unexpected and unconventional elements that change the ambiance of a room to effect your experience within it.   Just like me she believes that light and colours impact our well-being, which she has used in combination with the personality of her designs to influence our moods from tranquillity to joy.   She's not only one of my favourite names but also a nominee for the Mullenlowe Group NOVA awards which I'll be following up on in further posts.
Following on from Chloe's circle theme, here are stunningly beautiful silk-screen wallpaper lengths by Diane Bresson exploring colour combinations and shapes from Tangram.  Below this is a cycling attire concept by Jessie Rose McGuire who has screen-printed onto stretch fabrics to make skinsuits with mesh panelling and laser-cut jersey.  Both of these are from the BA Textile Design course exploring print whilst the final image here is knitwear from the fashion course.  The rainbow wire gradient is a composition from many different yarns in just one sample for Yueqi Qi's spectrum collection.
Check back here over the next few days for more from the fashion course and the students selected for the the NOVA awards.  See Show TWO at 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA to see the exhibitions on now til Sunday 24th.

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