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Eleanor Lakelin Shortlisted for Wood Awards 2017 by Sarah Myerscough Gallery

We are pleased to announce that Eleanor Lakelin has been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017.   The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.  The competition began in 1971 as the Carpenters’ Award and was relaunched in 2003 as the Wood Awards. The Awards have had an impact on the architectural and design landscape, becoming a ‘mark of excellence’ in wood with past Arnold Laver Gold Award Winners including Adam Richards Architects for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Niall McLaughlin Architects for The Fishing Hut and, most recently, Foster+Partners for Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building.  The Awards’ elite independent judging panel of professional experts and specialists not only judges the submitted entries but visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards as meaningful and rigorous a competition as possible.

We are pleased to announce that Eleanor Lakelin has been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017. 

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.

The competition began in 1971 as the Carpenters’ Award and was relaunched in 2003 as the Wood Awards. The Awards have had an impact on the architectural and design landscape, becoming a ‘mark of excellence’ in wood with past Arnold Laver Gold Award Winners including Adam Richards Architects for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Niall McLaughlin Architects for The Fishing Hut and, most recently, Foster+Partners for Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building.

The Awards’ elite independent judging panel of professional experts and specialists not only judges the submitted entries but visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards as meaningful and rigorous a competition as possible.

Peter Marigold shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Furniture Design Award 2017 by ben mcleavy

Details of a free standing shelf from the Split Series, 2017.

Details of a free standing shelf from the Split Series, 2017.

Congratulations to Peter Marigold who was shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Foundation Furniture Design Award 2017 supported by the David Collins Foundation. 

Informed by his varied background in sculpture (BA Sculpture, Central St. Martins 1997) and various jobs doing theatrical prop making, costumery and set construction, Peter Marigold’s approach to furniture design covers a wide range of materials and an even wider range of techniques, processes and concepts.

A recurring motif in Marigold’s work is geometry; his current work-in-progress for the facade of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) takes microscopic skin patterns and sets them in concrete to cover the exterior wall of the building. The changeability of materials is another central theme; his Bleed Series (2013) features stripped steel nails in wood which gradually bleed down the structure.

His ongoing Split Boxes project features sets of boxes that are irregular, yet complete, being created from a single log split into four unequal pieces, but always with the combined angle total of 360 degrees. They were commissioned to become part of the permanent collection of CNAP, France in 2015 and were also installed as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Israel, Jerusalem in the same year.

For additional information, please visit: http://artsfoundation.co.uk/Artist-Year/2017/all/701/Marigold