Description about the project theme from the designer Sachie Sakai
The Spaniards came to Mexican land on search of a vast mine of gold. What they discovered was something far more precious, for instead of gold, they found golden corn, the main element on the table of any Mexican.Parting from the value that corn has in Mexican culture and the “tortillero”, which is a container that conserves and protects corn tortillas, came to be a set of boxes to keep secrets or to hide something valued. Seemingly a decorative object, but by moving parts of the “gure in a certain manner, it will open to reveal its treasure.
Designersblock Edition 16 takes place in partnership with Southbank Centre.
Inspire — Experience — Interact— Explore
New furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics and jewellery from 60 Uk and International independent designers
International pavilions – Ung Svensk Form – La Tlapaleria diseno mexicano – India Art n Design
Designers in Production – New work from established designers and companies.
The Fifth element – Science Tecnology and Process in Design – 30 cutting edge projects.
Programme – Conference Workshops Screenings Presentations
Public opening times
19th to 22nd September