Arcade Collection #01
Arcade is a collection of unique & limited-edition design objects, created by leading artists & designers, commissioned by Relay Design Agency, London.
For Arcade Collection #01, Relay is delighted to present exclusive new works by Attua Aparicio, Robin Grasby, HAHA Studio, Richard Healy, Jochen Holz and Silo Studio.
The focus of Arcade Collection’s selected artists was the independent craftsperson. Here the individual interprets their surroundings through the lens of the studio, harnessing technology to push the boundaries of craft, developing originality in material, process and application.
Collectively the resulting works, although all produced independently, focus on the surface tensions of material production. Often the methods utilised co-opt the processes of industrial mass-production and appropriate this language into the artist’s studio. The results of these shifts are works whose focus lie in penetrating the depth and complexity of the material’s surface.
Interestingly, themes start to appear in the group, whether that be the oxidised and anodised metal productions of HAHA Studio and Silo Studio, respectively, whose stripped-back forms frame the resulting richness of their finishes. These stand in counterpoint to Richard Healy, who conceals his slick lilac metal surfaces by suspending them in cast concrete. Robin Grasby also explores suspended forms with his carefully selected marble waste cast into a unique dining table completed with glass table top.
The myriad applications of glass production can also be seen in the work of Attua Aparico whose newly completed ceramic works experiment with the introduction of glass into the kiln processes that fire her forms. So too in the new work by glass-blower Jochen Holz, who continues his exploration of sculptural lighting. Here, Holz has chosen to use the invitation from Relay to produce his first ever mirror work - further pushing the limits of glass and the brilliance of its surface.
The Arcade Collecton is a project by Relay Design Agency, part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle during the London Design Festival 2019
14 - 22 September 2019
7 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX (Google map)
(Mon- Fri 11 - 6pm / Sat - Sun 11 - 4pm)