Matter of Stuff presents Cocktail Atmospheres at Sketch London. The exhibition will feature furniture, lighting mobiles and accessories by thirteen international designers.
For London Design Festival, Matter of Stuff will present a series of furniture and lighting pieces which evoke the spirit of a cocktail lounge bar at Sketch. New pieces include the aptly named trolley bar A Drink with Wes by 1millimetre, the Club Chair by Glen Baghurst, and the evocative mobiles Luminarie by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich.
A flight of especially designed cocktails imagined by sketch mixologists will provide an edible design experience throughout the duration of the festival, complementing the pieces on show. The limited-edition evening drinks will be available to order in the newly restored Parlour room.
Matter of Stuff will also unveil Noda and Deskscape, the design pieces created during the MOS Student Residency programme with students from Camberwell College of Arts and Kingston University, where 15 students responded to the theme of Marble Waste and Tableware and spent time in the Carrara Marble Quarries and Workshops to produce their designs.
A series of pieces in marble and metal by five international designers from the MOS Designer Residency 2016 will complete the exhibition: Marque’ Dry Bar by Alessandro
Zambelli, Coulee Side Table by Nina Cho, The Veiled by Olga Bielawska, Mirrored and Remetaled by Tim Vanlier and Echo by Uufie.
Cocktail Atmospheres will run from 19th September to 15th November 2017, at sketch London.
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At the ME Milan – Il Duca, Matter of Stuff will unveil furniture pieces by six international designers – Alessandro Zambelli, Nina Cho, Olga Bielawska, Tim Vanlier, Tomas Libertiny and Uufie – winners of the inaugural MOS Designer Residency Competition.
The wine bottle labels commissioned by Banfi Wine for a limited edition case of its renowned Brunello di Montalcino 2011 wine and designed by the same designers will also accompany the collection.
Novelties will be Marque’ Dining Table by Alessandro Zambelli and Olga Bielawska’s Veiled Dining Table.
The installation will also include ‘Collezione Svelata’ and ‘In Equilibrio’ by Moreno Ratti, the new ‘Collision’ Light range from Designer Lara Bohinc, and the ‘Drape’ and ‘Pinch’ armchairs by 1Millimetre.
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At the MIART Objet, Matter of Stuff will unveil for the first time in Italy furniture pieces by six international designers – Alessandro Zambelli, Nina Cho, Olga Bielawska, Tim Vanlier, Tomas Libertiny and Uufie – winners of the inaugural MOS Designer Residency Competition. The competition and residency was established to create new design typologies in marble and metal. Each piece from the Matter of Stuff collection is numbered.
In addition, the exhibition will present a world preview the Black Carrara Marble, in a serie of vases designed by Moreno Ratti: ‘Collezione Svelata’ and ‘In Equilibrio’.
The installation will also include a new collection of ceramic vases by designer Lara Bohinc, developed with Matter of Stuff.
The show will also include the lamps by designer Ariel Zuckermann produced in Collaboration with Matter of Stuff: Marble Cone Lights and Asymmetric Lights.
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BLOW BY BLOW
Designed by Sebastian Bergne
at OCRA - Officina Creativa dell'Abitare
via Boldrini 4 - Montalcino, Italy
Opening: 11th November 2016 from 4pm
Access to exhibition for the days 12th and 13th November 2016 will be granted through the participation at the event BaroloBrunello 2016.
On November 11, at h.16.00, the Scuola Permanente dell’Abitare, OCRA Officina Creativa dell’Abitare and Matter of Stuff will inaugurate a retrospective exhibition of the Internationally reknown designer Sebastian Bergne, Blow By Blow 16, curated by Matter of Stuff, in occasion of the first edition of BaroloBrunello in Montalcino.
Blow By Blow presents the latest work for the storage, serving and consumption of drinks and wine- Drop jug and Cubit glass- signed by Sebastian Bergne, as well as the finest examples of the Designer’s works in glass, his preferred material for experimentation, from the past 25 years.
“Somehow it seems paradoxical that Sebastian Bergne, all two meters of him, has such a special talent for reinventing the small things that surround us. Ever since I first wrote about him, back in the early 1990s this gentleman giant of a designer has been demonstrating his singular ability to bring fresh eyes and new uses to ordinary objects and mundane materials. Ranging across everything from coat hangers to corks and back, the product portfolio Sebastian has assembled in 20 prolific and entrepreneurial years as a (distinctly) independent product designer is full of visual seduction and functional surprise.
This exhibition of two decades worth of glassware encapsulates Bergne’s talents. From his clever rethinks of assorted drinking glasses of all kinds, to his quirky and distinctive "looking glass" decanter, this is a collection full of the intelligence, humour, charm and elegance that defines Bergne both as a designer and as a man. ” (David Redhead)
28 May-27 November 2016 || Venice Design 2016 with Ariel Zuckerman - Architecture Biennale 2016
In the context of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia 2016, the European Cultural Centre presents its exhibition "VENICE DESIGN 2016" in one of its prestigious Palazzi in Venice, Palazzo Michiel. Natural resources are limited. The demand of raw materials is constantly increasing with no concern over the waste produced and future availability. The constraints on our resources will shape our future.
Carrara marble quarries are not infinite, drastic are the changes within the natural landscape. Still the architectural industry discard all those slates that present imperfections and unexpected inclusions. On the other hand, the world’s hunger for metal is ever increasing. Huge amounts of ore have to be taken from the earth’s crust to supply our industries with enough metal. The metals get extracted and purified from any mineral inclusions and oxidations.
Designed by Ariel Zuckerman Curated by Matter of Stuff, the collaborative installation at the Venice Biennale is an occasion to create objects that make us reflect on the use of this precious natural resources. Our generation has a duty, to design better. How can a man made objects look like natural precious fragments that can be found on a beach or inside a rock?
The two set of lights and the marble candleholders, produced by Toscari and Cararra Design Factory explore rare marble stones and a mix of metal and acids with precious stone look. Metal and marble are similar in that they come out of the ground as rocks. We want to reconnect people to where this materials came from, explain how every colour and veins is the result of natural processes and chemical interactions, unveil how tradition and technology can enhance and express natural beauty.
Matter of Stuff is pleased to invite you to visit the global launch of
Curated by Matter Of Stuff furniture collection
at ME London
WC2R 1HA, London
Vip preview Wednesday 21st September. The exhintion will be open untill Sunday 25th of September 2016
At the ME London Hotel, Matter of Stuff will unveil furniture pieces by six international designers – Alessandro Zambelli, Nina Cho, Olga Bielawska, Tim Vanlier, Tomas Libertiny and Studio Uufie – winners of the inaugural MOS Designer Residency Competition. The competition and residency was established to create new design typologies in marble and metal. Each piece from the Curated by MOS collection is a limited edition of 12.
The exhibition during LDF will also present wine bottle labels, commissioned by Banfi Wine for a limited edition case of its renowned Brunello di Montalcino 2011 wine, and designed by the same designers.
In addition, the exhibition will present a series of marble objects by Moreno Ratti, Full Bowl by Sebastian Bergne and pieces by Pia Wustenberg.
The installation will also include the final design pieces created after a yearlong collaboration with Camberwell College of Arts, where 13 students responded to the theme of Marble Waste and TableWare and spent time in the Carrara Marble Quarries and Workshops.
Matter of Stuff is pleased to invite you to visit the
Matter of Stuff pop-up shop
at DreamSpace Gallery
3 Dufferin St
EC1Y 8NA London
September 20th until 30 October 2016
At the DreamSpace Gallery in Shoreditch, Matter of Stuff will unveil a selection of new pieces from their online gallery-shop, www.matterofstuff.com. Works by 1millimetre Studio, Michal Fargo, Marina Dragomirova, Laetitia DeAllegri and Matteo Fogale, Erik Olovsson, Fernando Laposse, Alessandro Marelli, Olga Bielawska, and Breaking the Mould will be presented.
During the exhibition 1millimetre will unveil their ‘SLIT’ table along with previous work.
1millimetre is a design studio with offices in London & Beirut. Sara studied at the Architectural Association and went on to work for Heatherwick Studio in London before establishing 1millimetre. The studio believes in creating functional design for daily living.
12-17 July 2016 || Matter of Stuff Montalcino Design Week.
Matter of Stuff is pleased to invite you to the Montalcino Design Week 2016, which will take place together with the 19th edition of the Jazz & Wine festival from the between the 12 and 17 th of July 2016.
Vernissage and preview to the public will be:
Thursday 14th July at 18.00
S. Agostino Complex
Via Boldrini 4
On this occasion, journalists and design enthusiasts will have the chance to see the pieces produced throughout the Designer Residency and of the Camberwell University Workshop.
The Designers Alessandro Zambelli, Studio UUfie, Tim Vanlier, Nina Cho, Olga Bielawska and Tomas Libertiny have worked with Toscari for metalwork and Carrara Design Factory for marble to bring their ideas to life. The craftspeople who have honed their skill through years of studying traditional techniques while incorporating new technologies and the designers have worked together to create a core collection of six design pieces - three in marble and three in metal.
The Exhibition will then stay open to the public from the14th July to the 30th November every week, Monday to Friday between 10 am to 6pm.
23-27 September 2015 || London Design Week 2015
Matter Of Stuff, the architecture studio and online design gallery-shop, will present an exhibition celebrating works by its roster of European designers during The London Design Festival 2015.
The exhibition at London’s renowned The Hospital Club will show the concept and stories as well as the processes and methodologies explored by the designers in their work. Matter Of Stuff will also present a varied programme of talks, video presentations and live performances throughout the festival.
Other designers and studios taking part in the exhibition include : AAKS, Anna Badur, Ariane Prin, Artimos, Ariafritta, B&C by Brooksbank & Collins, Boewer, Bravo, Carlos Ortega Design, Creo Collective, Dafi Reis Doron, Daniel Schofield, David Derksen Design, Edmond Byrne, Elisa Strozyk, Exnovo/ Alessandro Zambelli, Fritz Baumann, Gazzotti, HandMade Industrials, Haidee Drew, Jochen Holz, Jo Davies, Laetitia DeAllegri and Matteo Fogale, Laloul, Lasvit, Lynne MacLachlan, Marlene Huissoud, Martin Zampach, Marina Stanimirovic, Metalepsis, Milena Kling, Mio Karo / Carolina Melis, Marmo Trilogy /Moreno Ratti, Novocastrian, Phil Cuttance, Pia Wustenberg/Utopia and Utility, Rachel Harding, Selvaggia Armani, Sarah Colson, Shira Keret, Silo Studio, Studio De Form, Toscari, Verreum
Matter Of Stuff founders and exhibition curators Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni comment: “The Matter of Stuff philosophy is about shedding light on the intellectual and practical applications through which precious objects are realised. We want to stimulate interest in processes and in ideas and we hope this exhibition will act as a catalyst for a shift in how a finished product is thought about.”