We’re delighted to announce RED, an exhibition The Conran Shop will be holding throughout the 2012 London Design Festival, which kicks off a week tomorrow.
The exhibition – at The Conran Shop’s flagship Chelsea store – will include exclusive work from some of the world’s most eminent designers, including Thomas Heatherwick, Nendo, John Pawson and Marcel Wanders.
The theme of the exhibition is – you guessed it – the colour red, and is inspired by the iconic Royal Mail pillar box, a British design classic if ever there was one.
Pieces in the exhibition will range from innovative lighting to hand-crafted furniture to a collection of limited edition accessories.
As a taster: emerging American designer, Jonah Takagi, will present and limited edition run of red Index tables, produced by Council exclusively for RED. Jonah’s tables are constructed entirely from ash, with not a rivet or bolt in sight. They are rather beautiful:
Chris Bracey’s neon creations have been lighting up The Conran Shop for a while now [LINK], and he’s contributed to RED, too:
Other designers and contributors include Ingo Maurer, Alexander Taylor, Raw Edges, the Campana Brothers, Sebastian Bergne, Sebastian Conran, Nathalie Dewez, Vincent van Duysen, Diego Fortunato, Patrick Norguet, the Bouroullec Brothers, Studio Job, Paula Navone, Patrick Norguet, Petit Pan, Doshi Levien, Christophe Pillet and Inga Sempe.
This exhibition celebrates The Conran Shop’s 25th year in its iconic Michelin Building home. Since it’s a party, The Conran Shop will be serving up free SodaStream cocktails from 1pm every day during London Design Festival (14th – 23rd September)!