Following our successful collaboration at the Farmiloe Building during the London Design Festival, ARTS THREAD are once again teaming up with Designersblock to bring you the best emerging graduate and student design work. This time we’re heading up north to Birmingham where we will be taking part in the UK’s interiors trade exhibition Interiors UK – and we’d like you to join us! Visit our Designersblock competition page for further details on how you could be exhibiting your work in front of Britain’s top retailers and buyers.
In the meantime, we preview a selction of talents on show with Designersblock in January in Birmingham.
For this year’s Interiors UK, Designersblock are curating a village complete with local bar (co-hosted by our own Alex Brownless), market stalls and shops where visitors can become fully immersed in the latest furniture, lighting, accessory and lighting designs from the country’s top creatives.
Whilst wandering around the village, visitors will uncover the work of furniture designers such as Sheffield Hallam University graduate Daniel Schofield who will be presenting his ‘Out Kid’ and ‘Slide and Hide’ designs, Kingston University graduate Rosemary Anrude and Exeter School of Arts Stuart Melrose who will be showcasing his new furniture created in collaboration with Corian and Puff & Flock.
Amongst the textile designers on show, visitors should keep an eye out for the work of the twelve St Martins graduates who have formed the experimental textile collective POSTextiles. Patrick Stevenson-Keating, winner of the Designersblock award for outstanding creative thought at New Designers 2011, will also be in attendance presenting ‘The Quantum Parallelograph’ and his ‘Home Particle Accelorator’ alongside some new work.
In addition, Designersblock have also commissioned three leading contemporary designers to create their own interpretation of the classic British Bed & Breakfast. We can’t wait to see the incredible interior spaces which House Of Hackney, Donna Wilson and Studio Myerscough will come up with!
Interiors UK runs from 22 – 25 January 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham.
For opening times and further details visit the Interiors UK website.
To apply for our Designersblock competition, visit our ARTS THREAD Opportunities page.