In 2008, Hidden Art looked products under the category of “design collectables”, the antiques of the future, the products you invest in now that will increase in value over time.
They were launched at 100% Design. A unique collaboration, Hidden Art combine expert advice and business experience with designer-makers’ creative talents. Hidden Art Select 2008 demonstrates that UK design can be inspirational and good value, and is available for purchase from the Hidden Art E-Shop, www.hiddenartshop.com.
The designer-makers selected for Hidden Art Select 2008 were:
Margo Selby – A range of Angel cushion covers inspired by the Liverpool Cathedral. Available in four sizes –
Michelle Mason – Exclusive ‘Construct’ Lampshades, made with digitally printed fabrics. The graphic architectural print was inspired by a multi-storey car park in Central London. Available in two sizes, medium drum 23 x 30.5cm (h x dia.) and tall cylinder 30.5 x 20.5cm (h x dia.)
Peachy – ‘Seascape’ bedside lamp and wall chart for children, featuring a glow in the dark print which reveals the secrets of the deep. This unique and brand new idea serves as both an attractively designed piece and an educational tool for children .
Sharon Bishop (Hidden Art Cornwall) – ‘The Danger Series’ of 3 hand drawn designs, transferred onto ceramic plates – Smell That Honey, I Told You It Was Left and Worked Up An Appetite? Sharon’s very personal style defies all trends to deliver an unusual illustrative style combined with ceramics
Hidden Art Select kids – Ella Doran’s Fruit Tray and Lobster Tray use surface designs by students from St. Paul’s Way Community School, providing bright and imaginative trays. Designs byJewel Ahmed and Zahanggir Hussain were selected and used on the Fruit Tray and Lobster Tray.
In addition, the Hidden Art Select range included a Hidden Art Select kids product. This consisted of a collaboration between a designer-maker and St Paul’s Way Community School (8 pupils from year 10). The school produced surface patterns for a product designed by the participating designer-maker.