On the right, Hex Dining Chair from Julian Mayor.
For their concept Pop Up Design Gallery at Argent, Matter of Stuff commissioned Raw Edges to design an installation that could unite MOS unique three-fold expertise: commissioning design, researching materials and technologies, and showcasing designs from world-renowned design brands.
The installation consists of a repeated one single element, a wooden dowel suspended from the ceiling by a blue string. This multiplied element creates a tactile invitation to the space as well as an architectural tool that defines the space; creates partitions and a cast background to the exhibits.
Wing Wall piece by Julian Mayor; Cowrie Lounge Chair and Focus coffee Table by Made in Ratio
Setting airy partitions opens new possibilities, it defines areas and creates division, allowing to display the collection in different caves within the vertical infill but it also lets the visitors see what behind the partition, let them wander through the wall if they wanted.
The wooden dowels are hanged next to each other will probably create knocking sounds like an instrument reminding us the familiar experience of a child walking and creating a rhythm with a stick along a metal railing fence.
“The installation consists of a repeated one single element, a wooden dowel suspended from the ceiling by a blue string. This multiplied element creates a tactile invitation to the space as well as an architectural tool that defines the space; Our approach to the design of the Matter Of Stuff pop up store is to keep everything as raw as possible; the space left as honest and is nearly untouched, the walls are exposed, the floor is bare as well as the ceiling above the fixings.”
Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay
Designing a pop-up store comes with concerns; what should be a justified carbon footprint of a temporary space and how to rationalise the economic burden in an effective way. Raw Edges approach to the design of the Matter Of Stuff pop up store is to keep everything as raw as possible; the space left as honest and is nearly untouched, the walls are exposed, the floor is bare as well as the ceiling above the fixings. A minimal lighting installation designed by SEAM gracefully supports the wooden dowels installation by Raw Edges.
“We are excited to present our independent concept gallery, which for the first time truly showcases the breadth of what Matter of Stuff does. It is a collaborative exhibition and is a testament to what is achievable when talent and enthusiasm from so many different creatives across the world come together.”
Simona Auteri & Sofia Steffenoni
co-founders of Matter of Stuff
- 4000 burbridge pine dowels dia 15mm x h 2400mm
- 6500 meters of blue cord
- 70 square meters of metal mesh to ceiling
- 100 hours of installation * 5 people = 500 hours of installation
- 350 sqm
At the end of the pop up Matter of Stuff kept the wooden dowels to be repurposed for a new exhibition during London Design Festival 2019 at Sketch London, 'A Second Life'
Organization, curation and production: Matter of Stuff.
Partners: King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, Utopica (marble manufacturing), Teamwork (ceramics manufacturing).
Participating Designers: Umut Yamac, Bohinc Studio, Uufie, Studio Nucleo, Julian Mayor, UmbertoDattola, Simone Crestani, Philip Cuttance, Paolo Ulian, Studio Sahil, Alessandro Zambelli, Tim Vanlier, Arturo Soto and Natalie Pichler, Giuseppe di Costanzo, Jenny Nordberg, Olga Bielawska, Jordi Canudas, Elena Salmistraro, Pool, Alain Gilles, Fritz Baumann, Marialaura Rossiello, Viola Tonucci, InmaBermudez, Marcel Wanders, Valeria Sommella, Andrea Frediani, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Chiara Andreatti, Mathias Hahn, Revesz + Tatangelo, Nao Tamura, Nendo, Luca Nicchetto, Ramirez Carrillo,Joan Gaspar, Simone Bonanni, Carlos Ortega Design, Martinelli Venezia, Noe’ Duchauf, Garth Roberts, Faye Toogood, Sebastian Herkner and Note Design Studio.
Participating Brands: Manifesto Design, CC-Tapis, Swedish Ninja, La Chance, Made in Ratio, Marset,Tala, Utopia and Utility, WonderGlass, Novocastrian, Edizione Limitata, Bocci, Peca, Toscari, Bravo, Matteo Brioni and Mingardo.
Material Textures designed by: PiM Studio, Gio Ponti, Stella McCartney and Ferragamo.
University Partner: Camberwell College of Arts.