Our SCP Editions collection will be on show at our Westbourne Grove Showroom for the next two weeks. The collection highlights our long-time support of objects and designers that sit on the blurred line between art and design. For the editions each designer was given free rein to design how they wished, they were welcome to work with their own hands, utilise specialist manufacturing techniques, or even make individual appropriations from elsewhere in the palette of things that exists already. Each SCP Edition is numbered and signed by the designer.
Together they are group of objects that cannot be categorised, they are things we might not otherwise have made. These objects acknowledge the history SCP has of working with those who are perhaps closer to being artists than designers, and the interplay between the two disciplines which has been in evidence throughout time.
Michael Marriott designed a four piece series of marble top side tables celebrating the origins of the marble they are made from. In four different colours each originates from a different country; Carrara from Italy, Baltic from Finland, Verde Rajasthan from India and Ubatuba from Brazil.
These free standing shelving units from Peter Marigold are made from laser cut hot dipped galvanised steel. Using oversized nuts and bolts to construct each unit they have an industrial feel that is further induced by the mottled finish.
The Vita bench is a piece of clever woodworking that carefully considers every angle, shape and finish. Close attention to the curves and rounded edges of the bench make it a comfortable seat that can be used both indoor and outdoor.
Newly designing for SCP Oscar Coakley has created this Kvara side table in the form of a letter-Z, the table is raw, heavy and unyielding. Heat treated to create the form, the design has a natural finish with noticeable temper marks.
Friend of SCP Donna Wilson has designed two figurines from her illustrations for the editions collection. The Bird and Bear figurines made from earthenware are a more illustrative addition to the collection.
Reiko Kaneko’s Chika Vessels are hand thrown and glazed in her studio in Suffolk, each vessel varies in height, thickness, diameter and detailing of the lip. Each vessel is made from terracotta clay, an ancient material that receives its vibrant red tones from the iron rich clay.
Sarah Kay beautifully crafts each Pyxis piece by hand in her studio in the south of France. The three piece series have an anonymity in their use, working together or as a set they all share a focus on the natural knotted and lined characteristics of the wood surface.