Representing Camberwell this year are Simon Taylor and Sarah Jarman, who graduated from BA 3D Design and MA Printmaking respectively.
Simon Taylor is a designer and maker based in Hackney, east London. As Two Makers he works with Andrew McDonald. Using traditional and modern methods of manufacturing the pair make bespoke high-end bicycle inspired furniture.
The Randonneur chair takes inspiration from both Modernist tubular steel furniture and classic hand-built racing bicycles manufactured by the master Constructeurs of the 1940s. Using bicycle geometries and traditional frame-building techniques, it is both a celebration of cycling and of bespoke British craftsmanship. The chair is handcrafted from Reynolds 631 steel alloy tubing, sustainable hardwood and saddle leather courtesy of Brooks England.
Sarah Jarman is a London based artist. Having previously studied anthropology she has a deep interest in migration, networks and power. Taking the city as a source of inspiration she explores the urban environment through sound. She takes these recordings and translates them into drawings and prints. Her recent work looked at the contested and transforming site of Elephant and Castle.
Milan Design Week Dates: 14 – 19 April 2015
Press view / opening evening: Wednesday 15 April, 20.00 – 22.00
Venue: Ventura Academies, Intersection Via Dei Canzi 19 / Via Gaetano Crespi 24, 20134, Milano – nearest metro is Lambrate