The British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion team in junction with Unity and PAN Studio are launching This Way Up. Curated by Pete Collard, it will act as an exhibition and sale, the show tells the story of 15 years of British Council commissions, exhibitions and special projects.
As a silent auction will also run throughout the week, giving viewers the option of bidding on the exhibition pieces. Included in the exhibition are a variety of high profile projects such as the Venice Biennale, and pieces from designers including Tom Dixon, Peter Kennard, Pearson Lloyd, Sebastian Bergne, Nigel Shafran, Michael Marriott and Anthony Burrill. Everything has to go and all of the funds raised by the sale will go towards a new British Council fellowship, which will provide young UK based designers the chance to work in Brazil.
Wonderland have gone through the catalogue and chosen our top 5 items for bidding.
Basso & Brooke Dresses:
These dresses are one-offs which were created whilst on a British Council trip to Uzbekistan to work with the weavers there.
Small rocking chairs by Andrew Stafford and a selection of model frames and images by Nigel Shafran:
These chairs were created to accompany a reading exhibition which ran in Venice and featured precious, cool print material. The framed Nigel Shafran image in the corner is one of many from the British photographer on sale at This Way Up.
Anthony Burrill Posters:
Known for his up-beat illustrations, designs and prints he has been commissioned by Colette in Paris and The Design Museum in London.
Arcylic cuff with gold-plated chain bracelet by Scott Wilson:
With collaborations with designers like Hussein Chalayan and Givenchy Couture, Scott Wilson’s pieces are made to be collected and loved.
Get there quick as the event lasts until tomorrow 25 September.
31 Pitfield Street, N1 6HB
Pan Studio: http://panstudio.co.uk/2011/09/this-way-up/