Rentaro Nishimura who sells his designs on the Hidden Art E-Shop here will be exhibiting this year at Designjunction during the London Design Festival. He will be exhibiting with Material Consequences that consists of six designers who all met at Cockpit Arts, the creative hub located in Bloomsbury. They are united by a thoughtful, innovative and often playful approach to materials.
Their diverse collection shares a reflection of the many techniques and processes involved in designing and making – of time and effect, material considerations and consequential discoveries.
Multidisciplinary designer Rentaro Nishimura draws on principles of origami, repeat modular forms, self-assembly and flat-pack designs. He uses the latest digital technology of 3d printers and laser cutting and bridges the gap between craft and technology. This results in intricate geometric 3D printed jewellery.
Karen Henriksen is a milliner who re-visits and re-interprets classic styles such as the flat cap, the cloche and the beret. This has resulted in her tailored asymmetric flat caps.
The jeweller Petra Bishai designs thought-provoking conceptual jewellery which are highly sculptural and delicate.
Tania Clarke Hall is a jeweller who works in leather. She designs striking leather statement necklaces. She crafts bold and dramatic pieces in leather using experimental and innovative techniques that continually push the boundaries of her medium.
Candice Lau produces individually handcrafted leatherwork, colourful leather bags and plant holders for the home.
Ruth Martin is an illustrator and printmaker. Her work is full of wit and whimsy and invites you to enter a world of cheesy puns and old-world charm. This includes witty artists books.
Designjunction 20-23 September 2018
Material Consequences will be at the Doon Street Pavillion – Ground Floor. Stand C28
To see more of Rentaro Nishimura’s products on the Hidden Art E-Shop