As the summer months have progressed our partners have been busy producing some really amazing projects and events, so we’ve brought you a small selection of what we’ve loved the most in July and beyond. These are our favourites this month!
Photo credit: Loewe
The Loewe Foundation announced Kyoto-based lacquer artisan Genta Ishizuka as the winner of the 2019 Craft Prize this June. Glossy lacquer and contemporary organic shapes were the winning combinations of this year’s edition. A Royal College of Art graduate, Ishizuka impressed the panel of judges with Surface Tactility #11, a modern take on historical Japanese lacquer techniques.
Photo credit: New Designers 2019
Back in London, New Designers 2019 celebrated design entrepreneurship, offering support to emerging creatives and showcasing how young designers respond to current social challenges. Among the prized creatives this year, Lauren Henry’s political silk scarves and Rimal Bhatt’s technology-driven respirator mask took the spotlight, both taking home the award for New Designer Of The Year (week 1 & 2).
Photo credit: Petersham Nurseries
Petersham Nurseries have been celebrating their 15th year anniversary with a series of events, competitions and initiatives that encapsulate their unique style, core philosophies and passion for a sustainable living. This year’s celebration turns its attention to the honeybee and its essential contribution to the environment, bringing us an immersive masterclass coupled with tasting sessions, gardening lessons and a lunch specifically tailored to this anniversary’s theme. Join them in their beautiful grounds and get in touch with nature’s most benevolent insect.
Photo credit: ©The Geometrist
For all origami lovers’ bliss, Tate Edit is bringing us this summer a paper workshop led by Tomoko Azumi and her TNA Design Studio team. Participants will have the chance to experiment with The Geometrist, a paper DIY kit produced in collaboration with Japanese paper expert TAKEO. The kit provides all necessary materials and is designed to make increasingly complex 3D geometric structures. Places are free but advance booking is recommended.
Photo credit: Honey & Co
Honey & Co: The Food Talks have launched in partnership with the V&A, a two-part mini-series to celebrate their latest exhibition, FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. This 29th July, a live recording of the podcast will bring together artists from the exhibition to debate over the reinvention and future of the food industry and whether we can find more sustainable solutions in unexpected ways. This second part of the series will take guests on a journey through the food cycle: from composting and farming, to trading and eating.