Oscar Narud and Amy Hunting

Sep

16-21

2013

11am - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. 11am - 4pm Saturday

http://www.libbysellers.com

Exhibition

Gallery Libby Sellers launches the Copper Mirror Series by Hunting and Narud.

First conceived for Fashion Scandinavia during Fashion Week, the copper, mild steel and stone-based mirrors are an elegant reference to Norway's topographical heritage and a noble interpretation of raw beauty.

Gallery Libby Sellers is pleased to present the Copper Mirror Series by Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud.

The series of freestanding forms made of copper, mild steel and stone was originally conceived for Fashion Scandinavia at Somerset House during London Fashion Week. Since then, Hunting and Narud have been working with the gallery to develop the works in advance of their launch this September.

Given the geneses of the series, Hunting and Narud were keen to ensure their designs paid homage to Norway’s rich cultural and topographical heritage. The material choices allude to the country’s strong mining credentials – ore extraction and copper smelting were the starting point for a major modern Norwegian industry, with big mines operating in the 18th and 19th centuries, while steel and stone remain important export industries for the contemporary economy. Consequently the materials became the protagonists of the series and were left in their natural state, with relatively few interventions applied to draw out the inherent beauty of the raw materials. Both refined and noble, the pivoting circular forms of each mirror were, according to Hunting and Narud, “inspired by the visual language and movement of the different elements of the solar system”.

Alongside their own established design practices, Hunting and Narud have recently joined forces and collaborated on spatial and exhibition designs for a variety of clients including the Norwegian Embassy, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Council and the Royal College of Art. This is their first project with Gallery Libby Sellers.

The gallery will host a private brunch event on Saturday 21st September, with generous support from the Norwegian Embassy.

Gallery Libby Sellers

Gallery Libby Sellers was launched in 2007 to support and sell design in a curated environment. Since then Sellers has established her eponymous gallery as a serious contributor to the design world and the careers of the designers with whom she works.

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