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‘Common Senses’: Santa&Cole at the London Design Festival
13 Sep - 22 Sep|
Viaduct founder James Mair has selected five internationally renowned designers to curate Common Senses. The designers are Ilse Crawford, academic, designer and creative director of Studioilse; Farah Ebrahimi, Art Director of the innovative German furniture company e15; Nani Marquina, textile designer and creative director of the eponymous hand-crafted rug company Nanimarquina; Nina Maso, co-founder of the Catalan lighting and furniture company Santa & Cole; and artist Fien Muller, the co-partner of Belgian furniture project Muller Van Severen.
The Common Senses exhibition will transform Viaduct’s showroom into a series of installations in which each designer will explore the building blocks of their design processes revealing their take on the functional, cultural and sociological significance of life’s everyday objects. Common Senses will run for the duration of LDF.
Santa & Cole have been exploring industrial design since 1985. They focus on scrutinizing everyday objects to discover their best use and experience and are committed to creating products aimed at improving the quality of our homes, offices and privately owned public spaces (hotels and restaurants etc). Creative Director, Nina Maso believes that to “conceive light is to consider how we live and reflect our material culture: not accumulating but rather selecting; not delighting in quantity but rather in quality; not to show but rather to share.”