Claire Requa, American-Jamaican designer who is exhibiting as part of the group ‘0.6 collective’, has been living in Copenhagen since 1988.
In the 1990’s Claire Requa owned her own design shop/studio where she show-cased her own, as well as other international products and designs. Multi-faceted, Claire Requa’s range of talents over the past three decades include clothing, textile and jewellery design, furniture “redesign”, interior innovations, graphic design and most recently, lamp design and product development.
A graphic designer by occupation for a product marketing company, Claire Requa was commissioned to design a lamp for an interiors publication in 2004. A prototype was made and put into production. In 2005, Claire Requa launched her own lighting creation Claire de Lune® Chandelier– a flat pack chandelier in polypropylene, PP, (and recently in acrylic). She has also designed the carrying bag in PP as the packaging of the lamp, instead of using bulky cardboard that products typically are packaged in – making the product easy to carry from the retail outlet and very reusable. Most exquisitely rounding off the concept, both the bag and the lamp are eco-friendly, and the consumer is encouraged to dispose of it in like fashion.
Claire Requa is an emerging talent and a true Designer Without Borders, taking inspiration from her heritage and colorful cultural background and mixing it with her whimsical humour and creativity as well as function, to give the designs that extremely unique and innovative expression. The latest of Claire’s creations has been featured in Danish interior magazines – Mad og Bolig, Bo Bedre, Bolig Magasinet, foreign magazine such as Swiss Ideales Heim and UK’s MIX interiors, German Atrium, as well as included in blogs on Trendcurve.com and Homedecorhq.com and Design Sponge, to name a few.
She has exhibited at the following trade shows: Formland, Denmark; Tendence, Germany; Ambiente, Germany; Pulse, England, Maison et Objet, France, ICFF, NY, USA, IMM, Cologne, Germany
Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.
24 – 27 Sep 2009
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00
Register on the Designersblock website.