Edit '19, 2019
twentytwentyone presented a defining mix of contemporary and classic designs for London Design Festival 2019. Edit ‘19 combined newly released historical designs with present-day launches, in an eclectic and intriguing, yet harmonious exhibition.
Central to the exhibition’s remit was to explore the varied use of materials, processes and form.
A host of base materials including wood, wool, leather, paper, cast iron and enamelled steel were used with a diverse range of techniques celebrating both the handcrafted and machine-made.
Work by eminent twentieth-century designers Poul Cadovius, Herbert Hirche and Paul McCobb, were relaunched alongside respected contemporary counterparts including Barber & Osgerby, Pierre Charpin, Ilse Crawford, Cecilie Manz, Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges and Shane Schneck. The work of graphic artist Philippe Weisbecker was displayed for the first time in the UK.
Each design was selected for its inherent quality and enduring sensibilities. If not already a design classic, twentytwentyone suggested the longevity of the new designs presented.
Edit '19 provided the forum for the launch of Barber & Osgerby's new floor and table versions of the Hotaru lantern, as well as the UK premiere of Poul Cadovius' Pia Chair which was originally designed in 1959.
The exhibition paired Herbert Hirche's DHS10 storage system with a burst of colour in the form of Raw Edges' new collection of accessories, the Herringbone Trees, uniting the contrasting styles. Hirche's German industrial style was complimented by Philippe Weisbecker's illustrations of architectural forms, displayed as framed prints across the walls.
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