Plinth commissions unique artist products and limited editions from the world’s leading contemporary artists, photographers and designers. Following the success of our first pop-up and critically acclaimed exhibition within a Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury during Spring 2016, Plinth is delighted to announce their next project space. We’ll be moving into 10 Thurloe Place in South Kensington, to offer an incredible exhibition and events programme, over September and October 2016.
Plinth will exhibit editions from our first series made in collaboration with Ikon Gallery, by artists Richard Wilson, Richard Deacon, Cornelia Parker, Ding Yi and Beatriz Milhazes. As well as this core collection, our range will include two new editions, both to be launched over the summer, by Michael Craig-Martin and Richard Wentworth. These new ceramic editions chime perfectly with our philosophy of accessible art objects, and with our interest in the domestic as it meets design.
We’re committed to the format of the ‘pop-up’ because it means that the space can dictate much of its own design, and commissions are always site-specific. Our show-stopping commission from British artist Jacques Nimki, who will create a living English meadow inside our gallery’s ground floor, is an elegant extension of our investigation into the possibilities inherent in spaces themselves – this time, bringing the outside in.
The interstice of design and art are key to our philosophy, and we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Raw Edges furniture who will display their hand-made pieces amongst the flora of Nimki’s meadow and alongside papercuts and photographic work on the walls. Raw Edges’ unique and playful approach has birthed incredible collaborations, and they have developed products, installations and concepts for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Airbnb and Kvadrat. International awards include Elle Decoration Edida Award, Wallpaper Design Award and Design Miami's Designers of the Future. They have also been nominated several times for the Designs of the Year Award at the London Design Museum.
We will show new work from Gaetan James, alongside screenings and performance art from emerging artists. Our exhibition programme will be complemented by events timed to coincide with London Design Festival and Frieze art fair. We will hold talks from leading photographers, journalists and curators, as well as workshops from London’s best designers and artisans.
10 Thurloe Place will be a dynamic space – one of the must-see events of 2016. We have two major collaborations underway; for updates on our programme as they are confirmed, please visit plinth.uk.com.