The Natural Room: Gallery Exhibition

17 September - 7 November 2020
Installation Views
Overview

THE NATURAL ROOM collection is an approach to living through design that respectfully connects us to the natural world. It aims to create interiors that are of our moment – to focus our thoughts and reflect on our lives - while embodying a long-term vision of how we might live in the future. 

 

The collection is composed of hand crafted contemporary design and art pieces that have been created by individuals, often working with local communities. It involves ethical and emotional decisions to use slow grown, organic materials and skill-based craft. The international artist-designer-makers included in the collection embrace these ideologies of sustainability and conscious sourcing to create beautifully crafted furniture pieces and sculptural objects in materials such as wood, jute, sisal, willow, and stoneware. 

 

Jute and sisal feel like grass between our fingertips, sanded oak like silk, and woven willow crackles under pressure; to stimulate the viewer in ways beyond a purely visual engagement, appealing to an inner need for sensorial invigoration - one that recalls the many pleasures of the natural world. At this moment in time, it feels more pertinent than ever to arrive back at a home which invigorates our senses, calms our minds and connects us to different localities, their makers and communities. Each piece in the collection is imbued with a personality that brings character into our interior spaces. These objects and furniture pieces ask to be treasured as heirlooms in our families over time, instead of falling into the pitfalls and landfills of fast consumerism.  

 

ARKO, Japan - rice straw; Laura Ellen Bacon, UK - willow; Max Bainbridge of Forest + Found, UK - wood; Angela Damman, Mexico - sisal; Alison Dickens, UK - willow; Egeværk, Denmark - wood; Max Frommeld, USA - wood; Luke Fuller, UK - ceramics; Ernst Gamperl, Germany - wood; Joe Hogan, Ireland - willow; Felicity Irons of Rush Matters, UK - rush; Tim Johnson, Spain - natural grasses; Mami Kato, Japan - rice straw; Eleanor Lakelin, UK - wood; Fernando Laposse, Mexico - sisal; Peter Marigold & Tadanori Tozawa, UK/Japan - wood; Cristian Mohaded, Argentina - simbol; Gareth Neal, UK - wood; Michael Peterson, USA - wood; Marcin Rusak, Poland - flowers; Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer, UK - Himalayan paper; Diana Scherer, Netherlands - natural root systems; Domingos Totora, Brazil - recycled cardboard; and Nic Webb, UK - wood.

 

To read full artist biographs and making images, please see The Natural Room Viewing Room.

Works
  • Angela Damman Ascension 13, 2020 Sisal light installation Dimension variable Installation at gallery 200 H x 230 W x 160 D cm
    Angela Damman
    Ascension 13, 2020
    Sisal light installation
    Dimension variable
    Installation at gallery 200 H x 230 W x 160 D cm
  • Diana Scherer Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication I, 2020 Grown textile from plant roots 230 H x 65 W cm
    Diana Scherer
    Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication I, 2020
    Grown textile from plant roots
    230 H x 65 W cm
  • Diana Scherer Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication II, 2020 Grown textile from plant roots 75 H x 55 W cm
    Diana Scherer
    Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication II, 2020
    Grown textile from plant roots
    75 H x 55 W cm
  • Egeværk Ice Series Table, 2019 Danish Ash 37 H x 135 W x 155 L cm
    Egeværk
    Ice Series Table, 2019
    Danish Ash
    37 H x 135 W x 155 L cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Citadel 1 , 2018 Horse chestnut burr 23 H x 19 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Citadel 1 , 2018
    Horse chestnut burr
    23 H x 19 dia cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Citadel IV, 2018 Horse chestnut burr 21 H x 16 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Citadel IV, 2018
    Horse chestnut burr
    21 H x 16 dia cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Echoes of Amphora – I/20, 2020 Horse Chestnut Burr 50 H x 28 ø cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Echoes of Amphora – I/20, 2020
    Horse Chestnut Burr
    50 H x 28 ø cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Shifting Sands I/20 (smaller vessel), 2020 Sequoia 27 H x 27 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Shifting Sands I/20 (smaller vessel), 2020
    Sequoia
    27 H x 27 dia cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Shifting Sands II/19, 2019 Sequoia 29 H x 32 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Shifting Sands II/19, 2019
    Sequoia
    29 H x 32 dia cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Voided Vessel I/20, 2020 Horse chestnut burr 16 H x 23 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Voided Vessel I/20, 2020
    Horse chestnut burr
    16 H x 23 dia cm
  • Arko Untitled, 2020 Rice Straw 43 H x 53 W x 8 D cm
    Arko
    Untitled, 2020
    Rice Straw
    43 H x 53 W x 8 D cm
  • Arko Untitled , 2020 Rice Straw 72 H x 65 W x 7 D cm
    Arko
    Untitled , 2020
    Rice Straw
    72 H x 65 W x 7 D cm
  • Michael Peterson New Terrain, 2019 Carved, bleached, pigmented madrone burl 55 H x 38 W x 36 D cm
    Michael Peterson
    New Terrain, 2019
    Carved, bleached, pigmented madrone burl
    55 H x 38 W x 36 D cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 42/2019//150 MP19, 2019 Oak 118 H x 34 ø cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    42/2019//150 MP19, 2019
    Oak
    118 H x 34 ø cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 60/2019/160, 2019 Oak 125 H x 27 ⌀ cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    60/2019/160, 2019
    Oak
    125 H x 27 ⌀ cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 74/2015//150 MP19, 2015 Oak 97 H x 30 ø cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    74/2015//150 MP19, 2015
    Oak
    97 H x 30 ø cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 83/2015//150 MP19, 2015 Oak 103 H x 21 ø cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    83/2015//150 MP19, 2015
    Oak
    103 H x 21 ø cm
  • Domingos Tótora Terrao Bench, 2020 Recycled cardboard and natural earth pigment 42 H x 250 L x 44 D cm
    Domingos Tótora
    Terrao Bench, 2020
    Recycled cardboard and natural earth pigment
    42 H x 250 L x 44 D cm
  • Domingos Tótora Âmago Sculpture 12, 2020 Recycled cardboard with natural earth pigment 56 H x 32 W x 19 D cm
    Domingos Tótora
    Âmago Sculpture 12, 2020
    Recycled cardboard with natural earth pigment
    56 H x 32 W x 19 D cm
  • Domingos Tótora Âtalho Lounge Chair, 2020 Recycled cardboard 94 H x 99 W x 99 D cm
    Domingos Tótora
    Âtalho Lounge Chair, 2020
    Recycled cardboard
    94 H x 99 W x 99 D cm
  • Nic Webb Koru I, 2020 Flamed Oak 36 H x 20 ø cm
    Nic Webb
    Koru I, 2020
    Flamed Oak
    36 H x 20 ø cm
  • Nic Webb Koru II, 2020 Flamed Oak 48.5 H x 36 W x 26 W cm
    Nic Webb
    Koru II, 2020
    Flamed Oak
    48.5 H x 36 W x 26 W cm
  • Nic Webb Koru III, 2020 Flamed Oak 52 H x 42 W x 20 D cm
    Nic Webb
    Koru III, 2020
    Flamed Oak
    52 H x 42 W x 20 D cm
  • Peter Marigold & TADANORI TOZAWA Cleft Cabinet Series, 2020 69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm each
    Peter Marigold
    & TADANORI TOZAWA
    Cleft Cabinet Series, 2020
    69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm each
  • Mami Kato Uro, 2020 Rice stalk, cashew resin, cotton cloth, epoxy resin 34.5 H x 56 W x 54.5 D cm
    Mami Kato
    Uro, 2020
    Rice stalk, cashew resin, cotton cloth, epoxy resin
    34.5 H x 56 W x 54.5 D cm
  • Felicity Irons Rush Matters Basket, 2020 Weaved rush and leather 64 H x 42 dia cm £850 inc. VAT
    Felicity Irons Rush Matters
    Basket, 2020
    Weaved rush and leather
    64 H x 42 dia cm
    £850 inc. VAT
  • Felicity Irons Rush Matters Cushion, 2020 Weaved rush filled with herbs 34 H x 43 W x 9 D cm £195 inc. VAT each
    Felicity Irons Rush Matters
    Cushion, 2020
    Weaved rush filled with herbs
    34 H x 43 W x 9 D cm
    £195 inc. VAT each
  • Felicity Irons Rush Matters Pouffe, 2020 Weaved rush filled with lavender 48 H x 84 dia cm £1,300 inc. VAT each
    Felicity Irons Rush Matters
    Pouffe, 2020
    Weaved rush filled with lavender
    48 H x 84 dia cm
    £1,300 inc. VAT each
  • Felicity Irons Rush Matters Rug, 2020 Weaved rush 2 dia m £1,600 inc. VAT
    Felicity Irons Rush Matters
    Rug, 2020
    Weaved rush
    2 dia m
    £1,600 inc. VAT
  • Laura Ellen Bacon Muscle Memory, 2019 Buff willow, Somerset grown. Created using various lengths, thick '2-year grown' 10ft willow sticks and thinner, 3ft-7ft '1-year grown' willow stems. 90 H x 185 W x 80 D cm
    Laura Ellen Bacon
    Muscle Memory, 2019
    Buff willow, Somerset grown. Created using various lengths, thick '2-year grown' 10ft willow sticks and thinner, 3ft-7ft '1-year grown' willow stems.
    90 H x 185 W x 80 D cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Gayles Farm 5, 2020 Discarded oak fencing on cotton hung on 3 section hinged European oak frame 210 H x 210 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Gayles Farm 5, 2020
    Discarded oak fencing on cotton hung on 3 section hinged European oak frame
    210 H x 210 W cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Jacinthe 22 H x 32 W x 25 D cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Jacinthe
    22 H x 32 W x 25 D cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Combed Reedmace 30 H x 25 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Combed Reedmace
    30 H x 25 ø cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Esparto 25 H x 50 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Esparto
    25 H x 50 ø cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Reedmace 40 H x 30 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Reedmace
    40 H x 30 ø cm
  • Alison Dickens Winter Moor, 2020 Dicky meadows willow from Somerset with Dark Dicks willow from the west coast of Scotland 40 H x 55 ⌀ cm
    Alison Dickens
    Winter Moor, 2020
    Dicky meadows willow from Somerset with Dark Dicks willow from the west coast of Scotland
    40 H x 55 ⌀ cm
  • Alison Dickens Forest Floor, 2020 Dicky Meadows willow from Somerset with a flash of steamed willow 32 H x 46 W x 27 D cm
    Alison Dickens
    Forest Floor, 2020
    Dicky Meadows willow from Somerset with a flash of steamed willow
    32 H x 46 W x 27 D cm
  • Alison Dickens Emerging Leaf I, 2020 Dicky Meadows willow from Somerset with a flash of Flanders Red 35 H x 48 W x 24 D cm
    Alison Dickens
    Emerging Leaf I, 2020
    Dicky Meadows willow from Somerset with a flash of Flanders Red
    35 H x 48 W x 24 D cm
  • Gareth Neal Block III (convex), 2019 Oak 80 H x 79 W x 43 D cm
    Gareth Neal
    Block III (convex), 2019
    Oak
    80 H x 79 W x 43 D cm
  • Gareth Neal Block III (concave), 2019 Oak 80 H x 79 W x 36 D cm
    Gareth Neal
    Block III (concave), 2019
    Oak
    80 H x 79 W x 36 D cm
  • Marcin Rusak Perishable Vase X 002, 2020 Flowers and natural shellac 40 H x 50 W x 40 D cm
    Marcin Rusak
    Perishable Vase X 002, 2020
    Flowers and natural shellac
    40 H x 50 W x 40 D cm
  • Marcin Rusak Perishable Vase VII 001, 2020 Flowers, clay and natural shellac 40 H x 40 D x 40 H cm
    Marcin Rusak
    Perishable Vase VII 001, 2020
    Flowers, clay and natural shellac
    40 H x 40 D x 40 H cm
  • Marcin Rusak Perishable Vase IV 002, 2020 Flowers and natural shellac 66 H x 30 W x 30 D cm
    Marcin Rusak
    Perishable Vase IV 002, 2020
    Flowers and natural shellac
    66 H x 30 W x 30 D cm
  • Luke Fuller Bond (Pair), 2020 Stoneware 12.5 H x 12.5 W x 13 D cm each
    Luke Fuller
    Bond (Pair), 2020
    Stoneware
    12.5 H x 12.5 W x 13 D cm each
  • Luke Fuller Hive III, 2019 Stoneware with porcelain 32 H x 22 ø cm
    Luke Fuller
    Hive III, 2019
    Stoneware with porcelain
    32 H x 22 ø cm
  • Cristian Mohaded Torres Flotantes, 2020 Hand woven Simbol Composed of three towers Approx. 200 H x 70 ⌀ cm as image This piece can be made taller or shorter to fit your space
    Cristian Mohaded
    Torres Flotantes, 2020
    Hand woven Simbol
    Composed of three towers
    Approx. 200 H x 70 ⌀ cm as image
    This piece can be made taller or shorter to fit your space
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal table, 2019 Sisal and glass 39 H x 130 ø cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal table, 2019
    Sisal and glass
    39 H x 130 ø cm
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal Bench, 2019 Agave sisal 43 H x 50 W x 150 L cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Bench, 2019
    Agave sisal
    43 H x 50 W x 150 L cm
  • Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer Signature, Lineation, 2020 Himalayan Mulberry Paper and Graphite 59 H x 36 W x 2.5 W cm
    Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer
    Signature, Lineation, 2020
    Himalayan Mulberry Paper and Graphite
    59 H x 36 W x 2.5 W cm
  • Max Frommeld Plug Series, 2020 Klaro Walnut, Eucalyptus, burly Redwood, Bay Lorel, Poplar, Pear, Redwood, Plum, Maple, WOM (wood of mystery), Mahogany, Elm, Oak (The wood is from the Blunk property in CA) Installation: 2m x 1.5 H m
    Max Frommeld
    Plug Series, 2020
    Klaro Walnut, Eucalyptus, burly Redwood, Bay Lorel, Poplar, Pear, Redwood, Plum, Maple, WOM (wood of mystery), Mahogany, Elm, Oak
    (The wood is from the Blunk property in CA)
    Installation: 2m x 1.5 H m
  • Max Bainbridge / Forest+Found Land Jar, 2020 Spalted Maple 28 H x 32 ø cm
    Max Bainbridge / Forest+Found
    Land Jar, 2020
    Spalted Maple
    28 H x 32 ø cm
  • Max Bainbridge / Forest+Found Land Jar, 2020 Burnt Alder 30 H x 32 ø cm
    Max Bainbridge / Forest+Found
    Land Jar, 2020
    Burnt Alder
    30 H x 32 ø cm
  • Joe Hogan A Pod On Old Willow Wood, 2020 Driftwood and Willow 43 H x 65 L x 46 D cm
    Joe Hogan
    A Pod On Old Willow Wood, 2020
    Driftwood and Willow
    43 H x 65 L x 46 D cm
  • Joe Hogan Boat Like Driftwood Pouch with a Fork , 2020 Driftwood and Willow 57 H x 121 L x 62 D cm
    Joe Hogan
    Boat Like Driftwood Pouch with a Fork , 2020
    Driftwood and Willow
    57 H x 121 L x 62 D cm