Nearby and not to be missed
Stepping out of Clerkenwell? We select the best exhibitions off the CDQ track.
ONEROOM x Laura Bethan Wood
Opening it's doors this September, ONEROOM gallery in Shoreditch presents a four-storey warehouse of design, art and collectibles. Founded by Italian duo Carlo Ninchi and Vittorio Locatelli, ONEROOM will mark it's initiation into the area with a Laura Bethan Wood exhibition.
A truly original figure in design, Laura Bethan Wood is famed for her ability to surprise through her unique pieces of furniture and lighting; challenging materiality, experimenting with colour and exploring form.
CTO Lighting & Michael Verheyden
Hosted in CTO Lighting's Islington showroom, Belgian's rising star Michael Verheyden presents the newest addition to his collection for CTO Lighting: Lucid.
Comprised of alabaster and patined brass, the newest piece boasts an elegant form, creating a piece of expertly crafted, timeless lighting. Verheyden is adept at utilising these precious materials to create lighting which is not only understated but immensely appealing and versatile enough to use on different interior projects.
Japanese Junction at TOTO
An exploration into the Japanese term Toshindai (life-size), Japanese Junction invite a host of established and emerging architects to exhibit works at the TOTO gallery
Toshindai presents an open submission exhibition showcasing works produced by 20 Japanese architects and architectural students who have been exploring their professional careers or studies in the UK and Europe, outside of their home country of Japan. The exhibition will refer to how differences in historical, cultural, social and physical contexts have impacted the philosophy of the exhibitors. Questions such as: “How did living outside Japan transform your ways of thinking?” “What contributes to shaping your architectural ideas?” have been posed to participants in order to trigger detailed self-analysis.
Japanese Junction London is a collective group of emerging Japanese architects and architectural designers who have all studied and worked in London. Since its inauguration in 2008, Japanese Junction has become an annual event in Tokyo designed to instigate diverse architectural discourse by exhibiting final year projects of students who studied in Europe. This year the event is coming home to London with ambitions to showcase an alternative perspective that describes to a London audience the challenges and differences Japanese students studying in Europe experience.