Monday, 17 September 2012

Two Irish Events at LDF

Though this year's edition of London Design Festival (LDF) kicked off last week, two noteworthy Irish exhibitions open tomorrow evening (18 September) and run until the end of the festival. First up is the second event of its kind from online design and craft retailers Makers & Brothers. Following on from Making 01, their pop-up event at New York Design Week (where woodworker James Carroll made a small batch of stools over the course of a few days within a shop/exhibition space), Makers & Brothers heads to SCP East to exhibit some of their stock. Meanwhile, in keeping with the 'Making' theme, Kathleen McCormick will spend the duration of the exhibition making willow baskets. Making 02 takes place until 23 September at SCP Shoreditch, 135-139 Curtain Road.

Also occuring during LDF is A Place to Gather, an exhibition presented by the Crafts Council of Ireland and curated by Jonathan Legge (of Makers & Brothers, as it happens). Displaying a selection of Irish craft and design, A Place to Gather runs until the end of the festival at 12 Chance Street in Tower Hamlets. The show contains some really nice work, including the Maryjane stacking chairs by Horizon Furniture (pictured above), a bench by Superfolk and upholstery by Molloy & Sons. Take a look at the video below - made by Jamie and Keith - for a small insight into the makers involved and the processes they employ.

(Images and video via Makers & Brothers and A Place to Gather)