Imogen Luddy at Designersblock London 2010

August 19, 2010

Imogen’s textile practice spans wallpapers, fabrics, surfaces and desirable products for interior environments. Working across a widerange of media, including laser-cutting, embroidery, crochet and ceramics, she seeks to find new and innovative ways of exploring traditional crafts. Using antique lace, doilies and embroidered samplers as a starting point, her work aims to subvert these traditional practices by ‘digitising’ their structures and reproducing them in unexpected materials.

Cross Stitch Table
Using 16th century Italian lace as a starting point, this laser cut stainless steel Cross Stitch Table subverts the notion of a traditional table covering. In this piece, the role of the stitch is reversed; where its usual function is to build up the surface, here the absent marks of the ‘cross stitch’ replicate the pattern. The material too is transformed from a conventional delicate fabric to a hard and masculine metal surface.

Designersblock London takes place at the Bargehouse:

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September
Free online registration

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm

The London Design Festival