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Design-Nation selected by Barbara Chandler at Oxo Tower Gallery
Thu 4 May 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Design writer Barbara Chandler works with leading creative agency Design-Nation to present an exhibition of work by over twenty of their members and will be in conversation with Margo Selby, Michael Ruh and Hannah Tounsend. Members of the agency, who also include Angus Ross, Gillies Jones and Linda Bloomfield, are selected by an industry panel, the exhibition is themed around the marks and tools of the maker, and how these range across different disciplines, such as subtle lines of glaze on ceramics or delicate etching on handblown glass. Members have produced a wide range of distinctive, contemporary objects distinguished by a commitment to craft and an understanding of good design.
Design-Nation was founded almost twenty years ago by the late Peta Levi MBE, a writer and curator who previously founded the talent-spotting showcase New Designers in the 1980s. Design-Nation offers a hub for retailers, manufacturers and press together with industry professionals seeking to commission, invest and source British-based design. Members have access to benefits, subsidised exhibition opportunities and group networking within Design-Nation.