On the occasion of London Craft Week (8–12 May), SCP are pleased to present a collection of products that contextualise its unique approach to designing and making. The exhibition at SCP Pimlico Road showcases the most recent works from Dutch ceramicist Floris Wubben and a number of the new SCP 2019 designs. There will also be a live demonstration of upholstery making, featuring Donna Wilson’s Motley Ottoman, as well as a talk hosted by ELLE Decoration.
Wednesday 8 May
Talk hosted by ELLE Decoration
between Ben Spriggs, Floris Wubben & Donna Wilson
Thursday 9 May
Live demonstration of upholstery making
Motley Ottoman by Donna Wilson
SCP present new designs from Floris Wubben, including three stools / side tables from the Press Tables collection, six different vases in specially selected colours, and a one-off mirror.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2009, Studio Floris Wubben is a design studio that produces experimental ceramics and objects that seek to push the boundaries of function and sculpture. All of the designs that they produce are made at their own workshop, where in recent years, a great focus has been put on the development of processes and the design of machines for production.Nature and the use of natural materials are a key theme in the work of the studio, which alongside ceramic pieces, also produces lighting and furniture designs.
Collections of Wubben’s work appear in a number of international museums, including the Design Museum Holon (Israel), MAD (New York), Gewerbe (Winterthur), Mint Museum of Craft and Design (Charlotte), the Noordbrabants museum (Den Bosch) and the Museum of Arts and Design (Singapore).
SCP upholstery is defined by three key factors: quality, longevity and sustainability. Since our very first upholstery design in 1991, we have been refining our manufacturing skills, improving the materials that go into the pieces and working ever closer with our designers. SCP use a range of natural and sustainable materials such as rubberised coconut hair and needled wool for fillings and pure feather cushion pads.
An SCP master upholsterer will be making a Motley ottoman by Donna Wilson live at SCP Pimlico Road on the 9 May. This design, originally created in 2009, is a deep-buttoned Chesterfield inspired footstool that is large enough to lounge on.
Donna Wilson’s work takes inspiration from her childhood growing up in the Aberdeenshire countryside and the everyday oddities and deformities of life. Characterised by its playful nature, tactile aesthetic and multicoloured palette, her designs have won her fans the world over. Donna Wilson graduated in 2003 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Mixed Media and Constructed textiles. SCP was first introduced to Donna’s innovative textile designs in 2004 when they became one of the first retailers to sell her quirky range of knitted creatures, which she designed during her time at the Royal College of Art.
Wilson set up her studio, and quickly began to branch out into new products including contemporary furniture, homewares, textiles, clothing, and even confectionery collections which are now available in over 30 countries around the world. She has established herself as one of the most exciting young British textile designers with an impressive portfolio of awards, commissions and solo exhibitions.