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Studio Levien: Designing through Making
Wed 3 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Studio Levien give guests the opportunity to explore the processes involved in designing and making a bone china tableware range for The White Company. The demonstration will include hands-on experience, with a model to take home.
Studio Levien have designed the new Symons bone china tableware range for The White Company. Participants will learn about the model making process, and how each item is hand modelled in the workshop before factory production begins. Based near The Tate Modern on the south bank of the Thames, Studio Levien is a product design company led by Robin Levien, one of the most innovative designers working in Europe today. In recognition of his sustained excellence as a designer Robin received the distinction of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) from the Royal Society of Arts in 1995. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Homes & Gardens Magazine in 2008 and has several pieces of his work in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The White company is detail-driven, from sourcing only the finest quality cotton for their bedlinen, to embracing traditional hand-crafted techniques for many of their home products. The white company chose to work with Studio Levien on this project due to Robin's expertise in ceramics and real focus on the finer details