Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Yesterday's rubbish UK rain wasn't going to stop me in my tracks; destination Craft Central for the press launch of Imprint yesterday. The exhibition (part of the LDF) features over 30 UK designers challenging print in the traditional sense, with lots of unusual techniques from printing textures on to ceramics and imprinting fingerprints on to wedding bands (Andrew English) to digitally printed furniture (note cactus inspired desk). There are of course some striking framed prints too, including an original London Underground poster from 1930 to fun poppy fruit inspired prints by Kate Clarke London.
I loved these ceramics by Jane Cairns
Fyrbox desk- digitally printed silk, laminated in Optiwhite glass, on powder coated metal frame.
Karen Lowes plates
Janet Stahelin Edmondson Lace Cylinders
Janet Stahelin Edmondson's lace printing technique
loan from the London Transport Museum: 'Speed of Underground' by Alan Rogers, 1930
Exhibition highlight? Design K's pint sized Tea For One Tables (£165). This has to be my 'Wishful Wednesday' pick - small, urban flat friendly. I love how neat and space saving they are- who needs a chunky cumbersome coffee table when all you really use if for is your evening cuppa? Those who eat in front of the telly maybe not...
All the items at Imprint (apart from the London Transport print) are for sale but some items are one-offs or in limited quantities so get down there pronto people. 17-21 September 10.30am - 6.30pm.

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