8 March 2012: Powell Tuck

a talk by Julian Powell Tuck of Powell Tuck

Thursday 5.30 pm : 8 March 2012
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Lecture Theatre (Room 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA

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In keeping with their holistic approach to architecture, the practise is multi-disciplinary and employs the best in their field amongst architects, interior designers and product designers.  Powell Tuck are primarily concerned with making beautiful spaces, which function well.

Powell Tuck website

Cancelled!! 23 February 2012: Dinah Casson

a talk by Dinah Casson of Casson Mann will be cancelled for further notice.

date will be confirmed shortly

 

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Casson Mann are exhibition, museum and interior designers.  They have created some benchmark galleries including the British Galleries at the V&A, the Wellcome Wing Galleries at the Science Museum and the Churchill Museum at the Imperial War Museum.  In addition, they have built projects in Moscow, Italy, New York and the UAE, with overseas work continuing in Philadelphia, Bologna, Bordeaux and Central Asia.

Casson Mann website

16 February 2012: Patrick Letschka

‘The External Body Form’, using drawing as a cross-disciplinary educational approach by Patrick Letschka

Thursday 5.30 pm : 16 February 2012
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Lecture Theatre (Room 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA

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Letschka‘s work is primarily interested in the hand made object and its signigicance within liturgical context.  His research interests are ane extension of both the making process and pedagogic interests.  The role of moving image and drawings as thinking tools are central to his research within design & craft and reflects a long standing interest in visual education.

Seminars schedule for coming weeks!! Feb 2012

16 February 2012: Patrick Letschka
‘The External Body Form’, using drawing as a cross-disciplinary educational approach

23 February 2012: Dinah Casson of Casson Mann
architect

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Seminars are from 5.30pm or 6.00pm
( to be confirmed )

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Lecture Theatre (Roon 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

9 February 2012: Kirsty McDougall

a talk by Kirsty McDougall of Dashing Tweeds

Thursday 6.00 pm : 9 February 2012
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Lecture Theatre (Room 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA

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Dashing Tweeds company was founded by photographer Guy Hills and Woven textile designer Kirsty McDougall, who share a dedication to challenging the menswear market with elegance, colour, heritage, technology, innovation and humour, developing fabrics and garments that will last a life time.  They are committed to collaborating with a diverse range of partners from fashion and interior designers to architects and scientists.

Dashing Tweeds web site

2 February 2012: Max Lamb

a talk by Max Lamb on his projects

Thursday 5.30 pm : 26 January 2012
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Lecture Theatre (Roon 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

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Fascinated by the inherent qualities of polystyrene, Lamb first developed a prototype polystyrene stool for his BA degree in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Like many exercises in design reduction, the prototype – literally carved from a single block of polystyrene – was sufficiently resolved that Lamb developed the Polystyrene series during his MA degree at Royal College in London.

Max Lamb’s chair designs suggest an aggressiveness that is characteristic of the atavistic spirit in design today. In stark contrast to recent ethereal and romanticised design, or designs that transfer directly from computer to machine manufacture without human intervention, Lamb laboriously chisels, buries, grows and smelts materials into rugged and bold forms.’ via Design Museum designer introduction.

Max Lamb’s website

Triangular Pewrwe stool, 2008 on YouTube

26 January 2012: Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama

a talk by Nina Tolstrup on her projects

Thursday 5.30 pm : 26 January 2012
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Lecture Theatre (Roon 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

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The internationally acclaimed Studiomama is the latest step in an unconventional career path that has given Nina Tolstrup wide-ranging skills – although she trained as a designer at the prestigious Les Ateliers school of industrial design, in Paris, Tolstrup has a MA in marketing from the Business School in Copenhagen and has worked in design management and marketing.

Nina Tolstrup is designing products for other companies, while also taking a pro-active approach to designing, manufacturing and selling her own ranges under the Studiomama name.

Studiomama is designing products, furniture, interiors and accessories for companies including Habitat, Lexon, Trip Trap, E&Y. Nina is also consulting professor at the Syracuse University curator of the Danish ‘Craft Collection’.

Studiomama aims to produce design ideas that rely more on invention and reduction that elaboration of previous styles, and try to echo the poetry of the longer life cycles for everyday objects. Ethics are as important as aesthetics in a less is more approach towards the work.

Studiomama website

 

19 January 2012: Ben Kelly of BKD

a talk by Ben Kelly of BKD

Thursday 6:00 pm : 19 January 2012
at
Lecture Theatre (Roon 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

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BKD is one of the UK’s leading Interior Design practices.  The multidisciplinary team has a strong reputation for producing innovative and high profile spaces across the sectors of exhibitions, retail and leisure, museum interiors, and office design.

BKD‘s rigorous design approach is derived from the conviction that all built spaces have the potential to be improved and better used.  ‘We breathe new life into existing spaces, at the same time as understanding and providing for a broad range of user needs’.

The practice strives to retain the best features of any given site, whilst employing a comprehensive palette of materials, textures, finishes and colours.  Occasionally going against the grain and at times agenda-changing, ‘our design work is always appropriate to its contexts and brief’.

Ben Kelly Design website

1 December 2011: Bob Baxter of At large

a talk by Bob Baxter from At large

Thursday 6:00 pm : 1 December 2011
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Lecture Theatre (Roon 100)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

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Bob’s work is acknowledged as breaking new ground with the interpretation of complex exhibition content.  With project experience in Europe, the United States and Asia he has an informed perspective on the keyforces shaping modern museums.

Bob co-designed the permanent Holocaust Exhibition for the Imperial War Museum in London. For the same client he worked on the masterplanning of the new War Museum North with Daniel Libeskind and the Money Zone as part of the national celebrations in Britain’s Millennium Dome.

At Large, has designed the Sugar and Slavery, Museum in Docklands, Plantastic, National Museums, Liverpool, Climbers and Creepers, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for other projects refer to http://www.atlarge.co.uk

24 November 2011: Sadie Morgan of dRMM

a talk by Sadie Morgan from dRMM

Thursday 6:00 pm : 24 November 2011
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Lecture Room on 5th floor (CR 514)
Commercial Road Building
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road, London E1 1L

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Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan founded dRMM, a London based studio of international architects and designers, in 1995. The practice takes pride in carrying out work that is innovative, high quality and socially useful. We have a track record of creating extraordinary architecture within the standard constraints of the construction industry. Our radical projects are led by site, client needs, concept and construction, rather than formulaic or style-based decisions.

“dRMM takes each project as it comes, whether it is a school, a housing block or a restaurant, and gets the most out of it, through the creative use of materials and strategic thinking. The practice refuses to accept that being serious means being boring or average. This combination of openness and commitment makes dRMM an exciting prospect…”
Architecture Foundation director, Rowan Moore, as chair of the Next Generation Award jury

One of the founders Sadie Morgan will talk us about most recent projects, include interior design examples.

dRMM website: http://www.drmm.co.uk/

 

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