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Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed has transformed the Gallery restaurant at
London’s iconic Sketch, the first of a long-term programme of artist-conceived
spaces at the venue. The project questions the boundaries between art, food,
design and functionality, and marks Sketch’s 10th anniversary. Creed has created
an environment that is an exhibition, an artwork and a restaurant. Two key works
blur the lines of art and functionality: Work 1347 consists of 96 types of marble
in a zigzag, lining the floor, while the walls feature paintings and large-scale
murals. Work 1343 is a new installation in which every piece of cutlery, glassware
and furniture in the space is different. It brings together the mass-produced and
handmade, from classic antiques to contemporary design. sketch.uk.com.
Tom Dixon ’s latest light design , the Fin Light, is an ode to e ngin eering
a nd an i ntro duction to new and rapidly chan ging lighting techno logies.
Pro udly exposi ng its in n er wo rkings, Fin takes u sually in visible electrical
co mpon ents an d makes them integral to the design; the resu lt is a self-
co n tain ed piece featuring both shade and light in on e. tomdixon.net.
Recycling designer Zoe Murphy
(inset left) has collaborated with
iconic London store Liberty to create a
collection of colourful printed furniture
(above) lined with the heritage brand’s
fabrics, including their William Morris
print Strawberry Thief. “ The provenan ce
of produ cts is becoming mo re and more
impo rtant to users, an d the beliefs of
people like William Morris are even mo re
alive than ever. It’s fan tastic to be able to
look to him and his work for inspiration
o n some of these great pieces,” says
Zoe. The pieces sta rt at aro u nd £1420
($2180) an d a re available exclusively from
Liberty. zoemurphy.com or liberty.co .uk.
Installation view, Martin Creed at Sketch,
Sketch, London, England, 2012 © Martin
Creed. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
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