Emma Deacon is a designer exhibiting as part of ‘Ready to Ship’,a group of graduates from Edinburgh College of Art.
Her collection consists of a series of objects in which she has explored the idea of texture and combined this with a love for metal. What she personally finds most appealing about metal, is the ability to transform what is often perceived as a very cold and rigid material, into an object that is not only beautiful, but a sinuous and flowing structure. In essence, she wanted the metal to behave as though it was a fabric. By meticulously coaxing it, the maker can tease the material into revealing what’s hidden beneath an often grey or dull exterior.
The forgiving nature ensures endless versatility. These qualities have allowed her to create a series of forms which have a dual aim; surprise and invite the observer to experience the tactility of the objects as well as challenge some of the preconceptions of metal and the conventional idea of to texture.
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.