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out and about :: ron arad: restless at the barbican

Saw this exhibition at the Barbican today – really good. I’d only recently realised that both the Rover Chair…     

Ron Arad Rover Chair

Ron Arad Rover Chair

 

…and the Well Tempered Chair…     

Ron Arad Well Tempered Chair

Ron Arad Well Tempered Chair

 

…were by Ron Arad and had struggled to see a connection between the two, but this exhibition really helped to show the development of his work, so you could see the link between pieces as different as these two. It starts upstairs and is divided into eight types of production / phases of his output.     

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out and about :: shoreditch and brick lane design guide walk

On Sunday, the boy and I did the Shoreditch and Brick Lane walk from the London Design Guide 2010. Here are the best bits…    

Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate, London's first council-housing project, build in 1900 to replace a Slum

Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate, London's first council-housing project, built in 1900 to replace a slum

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out and about :: furniture design course, day 1

Furniture design at Central Saint Martin’s – a four-day course run by Rock Galpin. Apparently in four days I will go from knowing absolutely nothing about furniture design to making a scale model of an item of furniture I’ve designed. I started the course convinced I’d still be trying to decide whether to design a chair or table on day 4, but after a morning of lectures we started drawing chairs and then imagining what we might do to change their design, and by the end of the day, I’d produced these…  

drawing of robin day style chair

drawing of robin day style chair

 

(slightly wonky legs – my drawing skills would definitely benefit from more practice!)  

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