London Design Fair Announces The First Material of the Year

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by London Design Fair

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28/06/2017

On 21–24 September 2017, London Design Fair presents its inaugural ‘Material of the Year’ installation at Old Truman Brewery – a new initiative intended to explore and celebrate the materials having the biggest impact on the contemporary design world.

This September, London Design Fair introduces a new initiative to celebrate the materials currently making the biggest impact on the international design scene. The inaugural Material of the Year showcase explores the aesthetic and structural versatility of Jesmonite® – the ‘chameleon’ making material that an ever-growing number of today’s designer Alongside pieces from designers currently working in Jesmonite, PRIN London has been invited to create a site-specific installation. Founder Ariane Prin is taking the pioneering technique behind her RUST collection of unique vessels (launched at the Herrick Gallery 2015) and using it to create Rustiles – a tile-based homage to the iconic London brick made from Jesmonite and metal dust. Presenting a remarkable combination of colours, textures and unrepeatable natural patterns, the installation will be unveiled at the Old Truman Brewery on 21–24 September.

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