For the 2018 London Design Festival, 15-23 September, SCP are hosting a programme of product launches and experiences at their Curtain Road headquarters, in the heart of Shoreditch. Collectively titled A World Of Ordinary Things, this show sets out to explore our relationship to the objects that we live with on a day to day basis; reflecting on how they are made, how they are used and how we perceive them.
– 1 Inch Reclaimed by Jasper Morrison for Emeco
– Bürstenhaus Redecker Müseum
– SCP 2018 Collection
– SCP × Folk × Gareth Neal
– 6 Agents Sound The Morrison Canon
Presenting the new 1 Inch Reclaimed chair by Jasper Morrison for Emeco. The latest addition to the 1 Inch family of products, the 1 Inch Reclaimed is a one-piece mono-block stackable chair made from 90% industrial waste material, consisting of 75% waste polypropylene and 15% waste wood fibre. This design is elegant and functional, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and is available in a complementary range of eight colours.
The 1 Inch Reclaimed joins the other 1 Inch family members – chairs, armchairs, stools and tables made of hand-crafted recycled aluminium frames combined with reclaimed wood, polypropylene, plywood and upholstered seats. A selection of these are also being presented in the show, alongside the classic 1006 Navy chair.
The Bürstenhaus Redecker Müseum is a travelling exhibition of brushes from the manufacturer of the same name. This particular collection, presented in London, has been specially chosen by British designer Michael Marriott. Bürstenhaus Redecker have been making brushes in Versmold, Germany since 1935; they are advocates of good craftsmanship, utilise only the finest materials and lead the way in sustainable making.
Michael Marriott has made shrewd choices in his selection of brushes from the vast collection available. He has opted in most cases to present objects that both excel in their function, but also have a wider cultural resonance. The result is a Müseum that bristles with energy and sweeps aside any doubt about the significance of brushes in modern design culture.
SCP present new designs from Philippe Malouin and Matthew Hilton. Comprising a complete upholstery collection alongside new coffee tables and a free standing mirror.
The Group upholstery collection by Phillipe Malouin includes the cocktail chair, sofas in two and three seat configurations and the new armchair version of the design. This will be presented in full, alongside the Beam and Trieste coffee tables, and Trieste standing mirror, by Matthew Hilton.
For the London Design Festival 2018, SCP present the first production version of the Penguin Huddle by Jasper Morrison.
To celebrate the launch, SCP invited a number of designers to ‘Hack a Huddle’. The brief asked collaborators to take a Huddle and populate it with whatever they liked, be it objects, books, keepsakes or anything else from the material strata. These ‘Hacked’ Huddles will be on display for the exhibition.
SCP present a new corner chair and sofa by designer Gareth Neal, made in collaboration with British fashion brand Folk.
Developed at SCP’s specialist upholstery factory in Norfolk, the chair and sofa design is fully upholstered in surplus Folk fabric. The project explores the possibilities and limitations of cyclic manufacturing, the potential of sharing materials and the need for greater permanence in what we produce.
Exhibited collectively, the designs are available to view at SCP Curtain Road and at the Folk store on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch.
Oh My Eyes produce eyewear which combines modernist principles with luxurious materials and dedicated craftsmanship. For each collection, they invite a different designer to take creative lead, creating an overall aesthetic which is both innovative and diverse. What remains constant, is the brands commitment to quality and traditional making skills. Their sunglasses are made by hand in Sabae, Japan, and their leather cases are made in Småland, Sweden.
The showcase of their first collection consists of six unisex models in two colour combinations each.
For the first time in their history, SCP are pleased to play host to a sound installation, the composition by musician Anthony Moore accompanies the 1 Inch Reclaimed exhibition by Jasper Morrison for Emeco.
The work is a 6 channel, minimalist composition for non-human voices accompanied by a granular synthesis drone played through a small acousmonium of six loudspeakers.
There are three rows of speakers arranged like a vocal ensemble. The deeper pitched voices come from the back row of three, the two ‘alto’ voices from the next row, and the high-pitched, child-like voice is positioned at the front. From time to time voices migrate from one source to another.
Each agent, text-to-speech ‘bot’ or disembodied voice reads excerpts from different texts written by Jasper Morrison. These texts provide the names of each of the 5 short movements of the piece; “The Object Itself”, “The Power of Identical Repetition” (partly in Greek), “I Didn’t Care Much for Minimalism” (a minimalist canon made up from this sentence), “Free to Multiply” and finally, “To Represent an End”.
The piece commences with each voice introducing itself. It lasts 8 minutes and 25 seconds followed by a pause of 20 seconds before starting again. It was realised with Ardour (open source software) and an RME UCX interface.
Tuesday 18 September, 6 – 9pm
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135–139 Curtain Road
15 – 23 September 2018
Monday – Friday: 9.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm