Studio 801 at Designersblock London 2010

September 16, 2010

Studio 801 is the design studio of Mike Kann a London based furniture designer whose practice explores the cultural influence of technology through furniture design.

His most recent work engages with this through the use of emergent technologies in furniture and by reflecting the new possibilities technology affords aesthetically, materially and in manufacture. This has led to a range of objects that explore the ways that technology can be used within design to create pieces that are a cultural intervention and provoke curiosity, consideration and a sense of playfulness.

While this work focuses on the integration of emergent technologies and the use of technology to drive the aesthetic, this narrative is explored with a particular sensitivity to the discipline of furniture design. This is influenced by an extensive knowledge of furniture’s rich visual and cultural history and a deep understanding of the culture of use of furniture, areas of expertise developed while undertaking a MA in furniture design at Central St. Martins. This leads to objects that not only explore technological aspects, but that also speak of furniture in general and of themselves in particular.

The Bargehouse
Free online registration

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September

The view from the OXO Tower

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