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Posts Tagged ‘2011’

An interview with Furniture Designer and Maker Anthony Hartley

Furniture designer and maker extraordinaire, Anthony Hartley talks about his unique design process and aesthetic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anthony Hartley
I discovered the colourfully unique work of furniture designer and 'jumped-up joiner' Anthony Hartley at Tent London back in September 2011. In this catch up interview I discover how the Yorkshire based artisan has developed his style over the years, from early training on the job to a university degree in design in the year 2000.

Anthony Hartley Edna drawer unit
Anthony Hartley Edna drawer unit.

You launched your latest colourful range at Tent London in 2011, what was the response and what have you been up to since then?
The response I got at tent was slightly overwhelming to be honest, the reactions and comments were all very positive. The thing I liked the most about read more

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You Me Bum Bum Train in New Oxford Street, December / January 2011-2012: Review

The You Me Bum Bum Train experience is like no other.... here's my lowdown on what to expect from this intriguing participatory theatrical experience... plus news of how to get yourself a ticket for the extended run.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Writing about You Me Bum Bum Train is hard work: for understandable reasons visitors, and especially pesky reviewers such as myself (a necessary but somewhat unruly mob) are asked very …

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Spiritual, Tribal and Animist Art

A round up of more trends at Frieze Art Fair 2011 - featuring work by Andra Ursata, Zhang Xiaogang, Isa Genzken, Patrick Jackson, Evgeny Antufiev and David Altmejd. Our spiritual deficit is a worldwide phenomenon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next in my round up of Frieze Art Fair 2011 trends: examples of the spiritual, tribal and animist inspired art that dominates the current global art scene. Proof, if ever …

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Neon Signs and Typography

Inspirational images from this years Frieze Art Fair, featuring huge words in neon and fantastic 3D typography. Delve in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now (#2 mirror) by Doug Aitken
Now for the first in my round up of trends from Frieze Art Fair 2011: my pick of neon sign writing and typographic treats. Make …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Jewellery

I discovered some great new jewellery designers at the Renegade Craft Fair on the 8-9th October 2011. Meet Esoterica Bazaar, Uncommonly Beautiful, The Weekend Store and Foamy Wader.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now for my final Renegade Craft Fair blog post: the best of the jewellery.

I totally and utterly fell in love with jewellery made by Caroline of Esoterica Bazaar, who is …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Ceramic Design

Unique hand made ceramic wonders from Melody Rose, JimBobArt and Zosienka & Rosie. Discovered at the Renegade Craft Fair, held on the 8-9th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Upcycled vintage crockery from Melody Rose at Not On The High Street.
Plenty of fab ceramic design at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. Here’s my favourites.

Melanie Roseveare – aka Melody …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design

Wondrous textiles from Art Equals Happy, Mary Kilvert, Robin & Mould and more at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on 8-9th October 2011. Plus workshops from The Make Lounge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Making stuff for oneself is the bedrock of the crafting scene so of course there were quite a few workshops ongoing when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair. The Stitch …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo.
The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, since quite a few of the stallholders had …

Tent London 2011 Review: Kingston University MA Illustration Exhibition

Here are a few interesting new illustrators that I found at the Kingston MA show, part of Tent London: Jihyun Park, Zeun Han, Jacky Tong and Chen Bin Wu.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Jihyun Park.
This year Kingston University once more took out space at Tent London in order to showcase the work of just graduated MA students.

In the illustration section I …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Lighting Design

Lighting design was not particularly in abundance at Tent London, but I loved a glow-in-the-dark ghost lamp by REthinkthings, blown glass shades by Curiousa & Curiousa and etched wood veneer lamps by Rachel Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hand blown glass lighting by Curiousa & Curiousa.
I have been collecting fabulous lamps since I first started to scavenge second hand stores as a teenager. Here’s what caught my eye …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Ceramics Design

Wonderful ceramics from the likes of Bodo Sperlein, Kitty and Dude, Ikuko Iwamoto and Richard Brendon. Plus exciting 3D product design from Shapeways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The pastel …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio.
The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent London …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley.
This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme of …

Nabil Nayal Fashion Fringe London Fashion Week S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker thumb

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Fringe

Competing for the title of Fashion Fringe Winner 2011 and showcasing their S/S 2012 collections were, duo Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal. The show took place on Saturday 17th of September at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Delve into the narratives behind the collections and discover the winner.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Winners of Fashion Fringe 2011: Fyodor Golan S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker
If you’ve read Matt’s or my account of The Swedish School of Textiles show at Fashion Scout, you’ll know …

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011: Exhibition Review

More fantastic drawing at this years Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. Favourites include the work of winners Gary Lawrence and Kristian Fletcher, plus Iain Andrews, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Louisa Fairclough and Fran Richardson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Homage to Anonymous by Gary Lawrence (detail).
This year the Jerwood Drawing Prize grows more influential than ever. During his speech at the opening of the exhibition last night art historian …

New Designers 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review

Loved the colourful textile design from Imogen Heath Studio, Stone and Spear and Deryn Relph. Plus wonderful laser cut wall art from Katie Heeks Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In the One Year On section of New Designers part two there was lots of colourful talent: Imogen Heath Studio showcased wonderful geometric textiles.

Stone and Spear versus Lucy Jay were …

New Designers 2011 Part Two: Designer Makers Show Review

Fantastic furniture and product design at this years show back in July: particularly from Toby Whitworth, Miranda Holms and Samuel Sheard.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There were loads of other goodies to discover at New Designers part two. Here’s what stood out from the furniture, designer maker, product design section: From Northumbria University I loved …

New Designers 2011 Part Two: Illustration Graduate Show Review 2

More fab work from Amelia's Magazine graduating contributors Liam McMahon, Amber Cassidy and Bryony Crane. Plus lovely art from Dawn Gardner and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amelia’s Magazine contributor Liam McMahon did sterling work for London Fashion Week last season and chose to show the illustrations he had done for Mark Fast’s A/W 2011 collection.

Beautiful …

New Designers 2011 Part Two: Illustration Graduate Show Review 1

Lovely work from graduating illustrators at the 2011 New Designers show. Standouts included Bex Bourne, Meryn Cobbin and Laura Weeks.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yet more lovely work from ACOFI illustrator Emma Block.
There was so much to see at New Designers part two (back in July) so in this blog I will concentrate on …

Camberwell College of Arts MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: Designer Maker and Fine Art

Lovely Designer Maker craft from Chieh Ting Huang and Yaqi Zhao in Making_Makes_Me_Me. And an amazing Fine Art installation in the form of Rachael House's Feminist Disco.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of a feminist icon on a paper place at the Rachael House Feminist Disco.
Now for the best of the rest that I saw on a quick whip around the …