It was great to see this ambitious installation by Eleanor Ross for many reasons. Not only does it show an intelligent and thoughtful collaboration between a very serious manufacturer and a designer, its a great use of this quite poetic space, and as an exhibition piece it is clearly modular and scalable. We will look forward to where it is next shown on what is likely to be a little bit of a grand tour.
Another reason for liking it is that we had a very tiny hand in the making of it. We invited Eleanor to show her work at the Interiors show at the NEC in Birmingham back in January which is where she met the equally talented JAILmake who fabricated the frame for her. For the show we created a design village and within that a pub called The Local, so you could literally say that it was a collaboration born in our pub. One of the things that makes us happiest about what we do is creating the conditions for collaborations to emerge.
Well done to Antron and Invista for comissioning such a great piece of work.
Pictures on this post were kindly supplied by Liam Healy of JAILmake after the Designersblock camera suffered a flat battery in the heat.