Last week we let you know about a great art exhibition featuring work from American artist Frank Stella at Haunch of Venison in London, and now here's a design related show.
London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are presenting eight new pieces which investigate the structures and engineered forms of moving craft; created in collaboration between the duo and Haunch of Venison gallery themselves.
Called 'Ascent', the show is on now and runs until November the 19th at Haunch's Burlington Gardens location.
Interest in moving design seems to have originated in Jay and Edward's respective childhoods. Osgerby grew up close to a Royal Airforce base in Oxfordshire and spent many hours watching the airplanes flying there. Barber developed a fascination with boat design while sailing as a child.
"Those things that have evolved or that have been engineered to move swiftly through air or water often have an intrinsic formal beauty." says Jay Osgerby.
The pieces in 'Ascent' reference these moving craft; for example in the fin-like shape of Foil V, a wall mounted brass structure, or the satellite shape of Planform Array V, an angular, hanging chandelier comprising of 8 segments that are fixed around a central axis.
Corona 800 and Corona 1100 are two large round discs that emit light. One made from mirror-polished brass, the other brilliantly-coloured, they appear to hover just off the wall.
Lovely stuff this; we suggest you go see.