The Geffrey Museum: useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the home
Tuesday 29 April – Monday 25 August 2014.
Admission £5/£3 concessions.
This special exhibition showcases a selection of cutting edge design for the home by both well-established industry figures and emerging talent. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper and textiles, lighting to technology, is on show, spilling out into the museum’s gardens with a display of innovative garden furniture design. As well as highlighting local design from Hackney and London, the show looks further afield and includes work by leading national and international designers.
The Geffrye Museum has a strong track record in spotting and showcasing the most exciting makers and domestic style trends today. The exhibition coincides with the museum’s centenary year and celebrates one of its original purposes – to inspire the local furniture-making industry.
A programme of events highlighting contemporary domestic design is running throughout the show, including talks by the curator and featured designers, a debate on the future of design, workshops and activities for children.
Designers in useful + beautiful
|Tomás Alonso||Anton Alvarez||Michael Anastassiades|
|Assa Ashuach Studio||Jorre van Ast||Tomoko Azumi|
|Barber Osgerby||Tord Boontje||Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec|
|Fabien Cappello||Ed Carpenter and Thorsten Van Elten||Samuel Chan|
|Kyuhyung Cho||Doshi Levien||Leala Dymond|
|Matthew Elton||Robert van Embricqs||Form Us With Love|
|Piet Hein Eek||Hulger||Hunting & Narud|
|Industrial Facility||JiB Studio||Tracy Kendall|
|Seongyong Lee||Michael Marriott||Jasper Morrison|
|Gareth Neal||OpenDesk||Poetic Lab|
|Raw Edges||Freyja Sewell||Silo Studio|
|SmithMatthias||David Steiner||Studio Drift|
|Tracey Tubb||Utopia & Utility||William Warren|
|Donna Wilson||Bethan Laura Wood||YOY|
Address: 136 Kingsland Road
Tel: 020 7739 9893
A small but nice exhibition displaying modern design for modern contemporary homes. Exhibits are innovative and some offer you the chance to sit on them! This exhibition showed a variety of good designers but the range was a bit too small. You can also check if your favourite pieces are available to purchase in the shop.