The Elegant Dance of Sea and Light - Nir Meiri Studio

Sep

19-24

2017

11am - 6pm

Free Event

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Installation

As part of this year’s London Design Festival Nir Meiri will unveil new works inspired by the sea in an exhibition called: ‘The Elegant Dance of Sea and Light ’. The exhibition will take place at the Grade II Listed former Welsh Presbyterian Chapel in the heart of central London.

Location
The Welsh Chapel
83 Charing Cross Road, London.
WC2H0AA

Dates
19, 20, 22, 23, 24 September
18 September - private view

Opening hours
Tuesday 19th 11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 20th 11:00 – 18:00
Thursday 21th CLOSED
Friday 22th 14:00 – 20:00
Saturday 23th 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 24th 11:00 – 18:00

THE ELEGANT DANCE OF SEA AND LIGHT

Global warming is hazardously affecting our planet. As icebergs melt, sea level rises, with parts of the planet under threat of being entirely covered by water. On land, the world has lost a third of its fertile lands due to erosion or pollution in only four decades, with disastrous consequences on global food scarcity.
The sea might play a central role as new territories are designated for arable solutions, either by providing its waters, or generously hosting undersea plantations.
This show is a result of an exploration of the sea, its surroundings and materials, with the environmental context constantly present. The natural as well as man-made changes have been a tremendous inspiration on re-thinking materials originating from the sea and developing new working techniques.
​The exhibit tracks the timeline of Meiri’s sea-related concepts, from his first experiments with sand, leading to the creation of the delicate-looking Desert Storm sand-based lamps, through the Marine Light seaweed-made lamps, and up to the most current installation, a major light fixture, comprised of hanging pedant lamps, made of sea salt.
Other artifacts will include 2017 fish scales and fish leather lamps alongside fish scale side tables.
From the translucent effect of the sand, to the crystal-shine of the sea-salt chandelier, through to the rough and vivid fish scales, the artist and designer takes the visitor on a journey showcasing the gentle beauty of the marine world, alongside its wild and untamed nature. The designs raise relevant questions in regards to the re-use of natural resources, in order to preserve nature.

Nir Meiri Studio

Founded in 2010 by designer Nir Meiri, Nir Meiri Design Studio offers an out of the ordinary approach to everyday objects.
Carefully selected materials, often raw and wild, are shaped into clean-cut forms, creating innovative products that play on the tension between the domesticated and the untamed.

Based in London, the studio provides design services and art direction to local and international companies in various disciplines.
Many of the studio’s designs are produced in house, with an eye toward large scale production.

Nir’s unique works are sold worldwide in limited editions or as one-off pieces.

Represented by leading galleries including Nilufar gallery and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, Mint gallery and 19 Greek Street gallery in London, Design Museum Holon and Tiroche Auction House in Israel, amongst others.

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