We’ve decided to make a slight change to the format of BRINK, following feedback from the Universities that they think it’s a great idea and would love to take part, but see it as more of a 2014 opportunity. With this in mind we have decided to go ahead with the confessions of a design geek curated part of the show this year, which will be on Stand E02 directly opposite the entrance to Tent London and add the university stands in 2014.
All of which makes the curated section all the more important, as a showcase of what’s to come! So without further ado, I am very excited to finally be able to announce the first three designers whose work will form part of BRINK 2013. They are (drum roll please!)… Wonseok Jung, Hannah Quinn and Sam Jennings.
The Bird by Wonseok Jung is the first piece I selected for the show. I walked around a corner at the RCA Graduate Show and it simply took my breath away. Its movement is precise and mesmerising. It set the bar rather high for the other nice pieces!
Hannah Quinn’s Plumbing Jars are simply gorgeous – she uses industrial repair materials, parts and fittings to create new pieces that blur the lines between ready-made and hand-made.
I love the familiarity of her source materials, like the use of a bathroom plug as a lid, and the resulting colour palate.
Sam Jennings’ Folded Concrete Stool turns convention on its head, using wood for the seat and ‘canvas’ for the legs. I think it’s absolutely stunning – and definitely made the trip to Cornwall for the Falmouth University graduate show worthwhile.
Further reading for the especially geeky:
- brink :: rca graduate show
- brink :: falmouth university graduate show
- brink :: central saint martin’s graduate show
- brink :: kingston graduate show
With special thanks to Yeshen Venema (photographer) Zoe Brewer (stylist), Polly Ord (assistant stylist), Tim Metcalfe (film editing instruction) and the students from UEL (3D structure) for the gorgeous film and photography in this post. I am eternally grateful to the positive can-do people in my life who help me make things like this happen.