London-based design collective, WORKS has recently informed us about two exciting new shows that will run alongside London Design Festival this month.
The first show – MADE by WORKS – will be presented as a shop, selling an affordable range of interior pieces, such as lighting, furniture, ceramics and glass, as well as a limited edition run of prints. All pieces in the show are completely “self manufactured, handmade and produced in England,” which the collective hopes will connect the maker and their products with the user.
Taking over the window of Christie’s in South Kensington, the group’s second show will celebrate the auction house’s incredible art commerce history. 20 Lions invites each designer to create a sculpture of a lion that will be sold in a “silent auction” during the festival.
“The creations will be anonymous until purchased,” explain WORKS. “The artist’s signature is revealed on the underside of the plinth and on the back of the sketch.”
Established in 2012, WORKS is formed of Royal College of Art graduates Lola Lely, Kim Thome, Meret Probst, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Dafi Reis Doron, Ejing Zhang, Jungin Lee, Max Frommeld, Norie Matsumoto and Studio Silo. They have already presented at Dutch design Week in 2012, and at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan earlier this year.
London Design Festival will take place across the city this month, with a central hub at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington. Keep watching Stylesight for our coverage of this year’s spectacular design showcase, which runs from September 14 – 22. – Samantha Fox
MADE by WORKS opens September 17 – 22, 2013, while 20 Lions will run from September 14 – 22. Visit the website for more information.