The Special Relationship

Sep

14-22

2013

Monday 10:00am -6:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 6.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Free Event

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Exhibition

SCP West presents a collection of contemporary lighting by New York based manufacturer Roll & Hill. A collection of homeware products by Pennsylvanian brand Lostine will also be on show, as well as new 2013 editions of the Parallel shelving system and Woodgate sofa system by Terence Woodgate.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the London Design Festival, SCP’s East and West stores will play host to The Special Relationship; a weeklong series of launches and events that highlight SCP’s strong relationships with designers and companies from America.

Between the 14 - 22 September 2013, SCP will launch its new Autumn | Winter collection, which includes new products by Brooklyn-based studio Fort Standard, ceramics by American illustrator Mark McGinnis, new lighting by Stoke-On-Trent-based ceramicist Reiko Kaneko, and furniture from emerging London designer Lucy Kurrein. Long-term SCP collaborator Donna Wilson is introducing a new series of woven products made in Africa and a new bean bag.

Also on display will be the new 2013 editions of the Woodgate sofa system and Parallel shelving system by Terence Woodgate. Originally designed in the mid 90s these are the first SCP products to be revisited, providing a unique opportunity to update these classic designs with modern manufacturing technology.

Returning for the third consecutive year in both SCP East and West, SCP’s Design Department Store takes on an All American theme, stocking exclusive products from The American Design Club, Philadelphia home furnishings and design company Lostine and US lighting brand Roll & Hill.

SCP has been at the forefront of the British furniture industry for thirty years, playing an integral part in the development of two generations of designers. SCP has created an expansive range of beautiful contemporary furniture, whilst also providing a platform for young designers to bloom, many of whom have become internationally renowned talents in their own right. Rather presciently, SCP founder Sheridan Coakley summoned up the restrained modernist principles of form and function in the midst of 1980s Britain. The formula worked and SCP provided an oasis of calm in a decade of overtly gregarious design and chintzy styling. SCP has consistently sought out the most talented and dynamic designers to work with, designers who shape their generation. Launching designs from illustrious names such as Jasper Morrison, Matthew Hilton, Konstantin Grcic, James Irvine, Robin Day, Michael Marriott, Rachel Whiteread and Terence Woodgate. More recently SCP has been working with emerging talents such as Donna Wilson, Reiko Kaneko, Fort Standard, Lucy Kurrein and Faudet-Harrison. Genuine talent, pioneering spirit, competence and the importance of the brief have always been at the heart of what SCP stands for. SCP produces award winning and instantly recognisable designs, from full-blown contemporary classics such as Matthew Hilton’s Balzac armchair to lesser-known gems such as the Side chair by Jasper Morrison. Each year SCP develops a new range of furniture, balancing a dedication to traditional furniture making methods with the assimilation of advanced production techniques. SCP is a manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler and industry collaborator, free to efficiently manage the design process from conception to completion. SCP eschews transience, wilfully conspires against fashion, and is intent on producing design for use, as effortlessly beautiful as it is practical.

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