Group exhibition. Vera is a fictional character based on a series of photographs from a girl's family found a few years ago in a second hand shop in Brighton. This group of artists and designers have been commissioned to respond to one image from the series in order to create the first chapter of Vera's fictive and collaborative biography.
Curated by Kirsty Minns & Erika Muller
From the 24th of February to the 25th March 2012, Fabrica Features Lisbon will present Vera - Chapter One, a multi-disciplinary show evolving around a fictional character. Orchestrated by Kirsty Minns (KM), one of the young designers hosted at Fabrica, and French designer Erika Muller (EM). This first chapter, was launched during the London Design Festival in September 2011 and is part of an on-going project.
Exploring a literacy approach to design, this exhibition will show a surprising and eclectic body of work, including product design, illustration, graphics and olfactory design, by some emerging international talent.
Stepping away from the mass-market design approach which mainly produces for the average and standard end-consumer, the initial thinking process behind each of these pieces is a response to one individual. And that individual is Vera. Vera is a fictional character based on a series of photographs from a girl's family found a few years ago in a second hand shop in Brighton. This group of artists and designers have been commissioned to respond to one image from the series in order to create the first chapter of Vera's fictive and collaborative biography.
Vera's material and sensorial world is brought into reality through this speculative body of work. The exhibition room is her intimate space into which the visitor is invited to discover an original series of suppositional artifacts.
Includes the work of:
Tomas Alonso – Spanish Product Designer – London
Camille Blin – French Product Designer – Lausanne
Arlette Ess – Swiss Accessories Designer – London
Malika Favre – French Illustrator – London
Roma Levin – Russian Illustrator / Graphic Designer – London
Jose Levy – French Product Designer – Paris
Loris & Livia – Swiss Product Designers – London
Phillippe Malouin – Canadian Product Designer – London
Kirsty Minns – English Product Designer – London
Eelko Moorer – Dutch Accessories & Shoe Designer – London
Erika Muller – French Graphic Designer – London
Emmanuel Philip – French Olfactive Designer – Paris
Study O Portable – Dutch & Japanese Accessories Designers – London
The team, KM and EM
Kirsty Minns and Erika Muller first met in 2008 at Established & Sons, a well renowned British furniture manufacturer. Whilst working together over three years on high scale projects and events based in the UK as well as abroad, Erika and Kirsty discovered a common likeness for 'out of the norm' projects. Rich of their complimentary experience covering a wide spectrum of the Design processes – Product Design, Product Development, Art Direction and Visual Communication – Kirsty and Erika teamed up for this first exhibition 'Vera Chapter One' inviting a series of talented creatives to play around a shared theme. The project was born out of their mutual desire to create an exhibition that could be used as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate as well as celebrate a narrative approach to the world of design.
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Opening Friday February 24 at 6 pm
Fabrica Features Lisboa
Rua Garret (Chiado) 83, Lisbon, Portugal
Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm