Dec 06, 2018 | By Jane Boddy
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
Jan 19, 2012
Throughout January, online video magazine Crane.tv are hosting a three part series of offline exhibitions to showcase their favorite British artists and designers.
Each week, The Front Room of St Martins Lane Hotel in London is serving as a space for these celebrated names to present an immersive installation comprising videos and their favorite works. In addition – and in the spirit of Crane.tv’s ethos of supporting fledgling talent – the space will become a live studio for a handful of emerging, young artists from a range of disciplines, including food, music and industrial design, to simultaneously showcase their work-in-progress, and take part in a generous programme of activities and events.
So far celebrated designer Sir Terence Conran has selected pieces from his retrospective currently on at British Design Museum, and artist Kate MccGuire has filled a cabinet with her treasured collection of curious oddities. Next up, and last in the series, is founder of design studio Universal Everything, Matt Pyke who is presenting some of his more recent digital and video art projects.
“When I started Crane.tv I felt there wasn’t anything out there that really showed the diversity of creativity in one place. You have fashion magazines, you have photography blogs, and it’s all very siloed. But consumers have become very hybrid, and so has creativity. You’ve got Zaha Hadid designing shoes, Karl Lagerfeld doing photography – there’s this cross-pollination going on,” explained founder Constantin Bjerke in conversation with menswear magazine PORT, recently.
Crane.tv in The Front Room will be open until January 29th and admission is free. Check the website for more details. – Samantha Fox
Images via PORT magazine.
Sir Terence Conran
Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.