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David Clarke and Robert Dawson at Hands On: Design Brought to Life

StudioXAG have transformed the University of the Arts London space into an Edwardian parlour for the LDF

This sweet shoebox parlour is full of quirky design pieces created by University of the Arts London graduates and curated by StudioXAG.

In keeping with current LDF trends, Hands On is as much about the experience and the stage set as it is about the products on display. There are gold-rimmed tea cups from Reiko Kaneko and a leaning chair by Hektor Mamet, but the stand out pieces are by David Clarke and Robert Dawson.

Dawson’s china plates subvert familar patterns with distorted perspectives and blurred visuals, reminiscent of the kind of thinking that produced FRONT’s Blow Away Vase.

But David Clarke’s silver pieces are the stand-out objects. The care and crafstmanship is evident in these beautiful utensils, even if they appear to be designed for fuctions which don’t yet exist.

16 September – 29 October 2010
Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm


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