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16 SEP - 7 NOV 2019 || A SECOND LIFE
16th September - 7th November

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Exhibition: 16 September - 7 November 2019
Matter of Stuff at Sketch London 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG

Matter of Stuff, the leading design and manufacturing consultancy, is proud to announce the launch of A Second Life exhibition at sketch for London Design Festival 2019. 

Commissioning one architecture and three design studios, Matter of Stuff is presenting an array of experimental new works made from a single raw material. Hosted by sketch, the iconic artist-conceived food and drinks destination in London’s Mayfair, the exhibition will run from Monday 14 September through to November 2019. 

In preparation for the exhibition, PiM.Studio, Brodie Neill, Matteo Fogale, and Studio Furthermore have transformed 5,000 cylindrical Burbridge pine dowels provided by Matter of Stuff to make a resolute and ongoing statement about the infinite possibilities of sustainable design, upcycling and waste avoidance. 

“By injecting new life into waste material to create varied and extraordinary sculptures for an iconic venue, we want to make a statement that goes beyond the importance of sustainable design practices,” says Matter of Stuff co-founder, Simona Auteri. “Through four different iterations of reuse, we seek to redefine waste as a legitimate raw material with enormous potential for creative renewal.” 

The dowels measuring 2,400mm in length with a 15mm diameter were originally used by Matter of Stuff in 2018 for a pop-up gallery it opened in Kings Cross. Hand-punched and threaded with string, each dowel was hung individually from a ceiling mesh to create a floating vertical wall that divided up space while keeping each ‘room’ relational to the other. Today, in place of recycling the material through mulching, Matter of Stuff commissioned four designers to reinterpret, explore and experiment with the material to create new sculptures while maintaining some of the structural integrity of the original.

Exhibition Curation: Matter of Stuff

Partner: sketch

Installation design:

Lighting design: SEAM

Design Pieces by: Brodie Neill, Matteo Fogale and Studio Furthermore

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