Dark Matter at PAD Design + Art London

10 - 16 October 2022
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Overview
Dark Matter is a disruption of the stereotypes of eco-contemporary design and craft. The presentation will attest to the depth, breadth and power of the organic and hand-crafted, with no room for twee, folk whimsy, or kitsch. The curation will feature dramatic masterpieces of innovative wood fine-furniture design from Peter Marigold, John Makepeace OBE and Christopher Kurtz, lit by two new arresting pieces from our sculptural lighting collections. A scorched hand-carved solid-oak sweeping pendant light by Nic Webb will captivate from above while an undulating bronze candelabra by Julian Watts glints beneath. Two new sinuous consoles of bronze and bog oak by Marc Fish welcome you to the booth, populated by dark, totemic sculptures in oxidised and scorched Sequoia, Horse Chestnut, Oak and Hornbeam, fresh work from Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl and Marc Ricourt. We are also delighted to introduce the work of artists Hong-gu Park and Etsuko Ichikawa. Hong-gu's performative and nature-led practice incorporates hot stones and burning branches to craft objects both quiet and powerful. Etsuko's Glass Pyrograph's are bewitching abstract drawings on paper which capture the fluid movement of her body, made with fire by scorching molten glass.
 
Dark Matter resolves the ostensible dichotomies that haunt contemporary craft, design and the decorative arts, showing that the sustainably crafted is compatible with the elegant, compelling and contemporary. We will show innovative reworkings of the ancient techniques and values of wabi-sabi, yakisugi and mokume-gane, and exceptional reimaginings of the limits of wood-turning. Dark Matter is a compelling argument for a shifting of perspective, it invites you to indulge in the sumptuous depths of charred wood and sumi ink, entices you with the rich shimmering of bronze , and remains fundamentally a collection of organic, sustainably focused fine furniture of extraordinary craftsmanship that will stand the test of time.
 
Participating artists include :

Marc Fish, Nic Webb, John Makepeace OBE, Eleanor Lakelin, Christopher Kurtz, Peter Marigold, Hong-gu Park, Etsuko Ichikawa, Gareth Neal, Julian Watts, Ernst Gamperl, Adi Toch, Aneta Regel, Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer, Fernando Laposse, Katrien Doms, ARKO, Luke Fuller, Marc Ricourt, Maisie Broadhead

 
Works
  • Marc Fish, Mokume Gane console table, 2022
    Marc Fish, Mokume Gane console table, 2022
  • Marc Fish, Mokume Gane console table, 2022
    Marc Fish, Mokume Gane console table, 2022
  • John Makepeace OBE, Trine Cloud Chair IV, 2021
    John Makepeace OBE, Trine Cloud Chair IV, 2021
  • Eleanor Lakelin Column Vessel I/22, 2022 Horse Chestnut 136 H x 36 ⌀ cm / 53.54 H x 14.17 ⌀ In
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Column Vessel I/22, 2022
    Horse Chestnut
    136 H x 36 ⌀ cm /
    53.54 H x 14.17 ⌀ In
  • Eleanor Lakelin Column Vessel II/22, 2022 Sequoia 150 H x 36 ⌀ cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Column Vessel II/22, 2022
    Sequoia
    150 H x 36 ⌀ cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin, Voided Vessel I/22, 2022
    Eleanor Lakelin, Voided Vessel I/22, 2022
  • Park Hong-gu Nameoji i (centre in image, largest), 2017 Platanu wood, scorched and Korean traditional lacquer and oil 127 H x 79 W x 78 D cm
    Park Hong-gu
    Nameoji i (centre in image, largest), 2017
    Platanu wood, scorched and Korean traditional lacquer and oil
    127 H x 79 W x 78 D cm
  • Park Hong-gu, Nameoji ii (centre in image), 2022
    Park Hong-gu, Nameoji ii (centre in image), 2022
  • Park Hong-gu, Nameoji iii (far left), 2016
    Park Hong-gu, Nameoji iii (far left), 2016
  • Park Hong-Gu Nameoji iv (far right), 2018 Cherry wood, scorched and Korean traditional lacquer 91 H x 47 W x 46 D cm
    Park Hong-Gu
    Nameoji iv (far right), 2018
    Cherry wood, scorched and Korean traditional lacquer
    91 H x 47 W x 46 D cm
  • Etsuko Ichikawa Trace 2022 , 2022 Glass Pyrograph on paper 76.2 H x 114.3 W cm / 30 H x 45 W in
    Etsuko Ichikawa
    Trace 2022 , 2022
    Glass Pyrograph on paper
    76.2 H x 114.3 W cm /
    30 H x 45 W in
  • Gareth Neal SiO2 Flat Vessel (Large), 2020 Black Silica 61.7 H x 140 W x 26.8 D cm 47kg Available in different sizes. Edition of 5
    Gareth Neal
    SiO2 Flat Vessel (Large), 2020
    Black Silica
    61.7 H x 140 W x 26.8 D cm
    47kg
    Available in different sizes.
    Edition of 5
  • Julian Watts Candelabra, 2021 Bronze 21.5 H x 96.5 L x 34 D cm Edition of 8
    Julian Watts
    Candelabra, 2021
    Bronze
    21.5 H x 96.5 L x 34 D cm
    Edition of 8
  • Julian Watts Tree, 2021 Bronze 114 H x 28 W x 12.5 D cm Edition of 4
    Julian Watts
    Tree, 2021
    Bronze
    114 H x 28 W x 12.5 D cm
    Edition of 4
  • Ernst Gamperl 61/2019/100 (Left in image), 2019 Cherry 109 H x 31 ø cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    61/2019/100 (Left in image), 2019
    Cherry
    109 H x 31 ø cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 40/2020//170, 2020 Oak 70 H x 34 ø cm / 27.56 H x 13.39 ø In
    Ernst Gamperl
    40/2020//170, 2020
    Oak
    70 H x 34 ø cm /
    27.56 H x 13.39 ø In
  • Adi Toch Waterdrop Hanging Vase, 2022 Hard Gold Plated Recycled Copper Alloy 17 H x 13 W x 12 D cm Available to commission
    Adi Toch
    Waterdrop Hanging Vase, 2022
    Hard Gold Plated Recycled Copper Alloy
    17 H x 13 W x 12 D cm
    Available to commission
  • Adi Toch, Orb, 2022
    Adi Toch, Orb, 2022
  • Adi Toch Golden Mirror, 2022 Hard Gold Plated Recycled Copper Alloy 8 H x 14 W x 14 D cm Available to commission
    Adi Toch
    Golden Mirror, 2022
    Hard Gold Plated Recycled Copper Alloy
    8 H x 14 W x 14 D cm
    Available to commission
  • Aneta Regel White Form (right in images), 2022 stoneware clay, rocks, polyurethane resin 130 H x 30 W x 30 D cm
    Aneta Regel
    White Form (right in images), 2022
    stoneware clay, rocks, polyurethane resin
    130 H x 30 W x 30 D cm
  • Christopher Kurtz Skipping Stone Table, 2022 Walnut, Oak, Cherry and Tulipwood with graphite 76 H x 249 W x 114.3 D cm 29.9 H x 98 W x 45 D In
    Christopher Kurtz
    Skipping Stone Table, 2022
    Walnut, Oak, Cherry and Tulipwood with graphite
    76 H x 249 W x 114.3 D cm
    29.9 H x 98 W x 45 D In
  • Christopher Kurtz Wavelet Console, 2022 Walnut 83 H x 197 L x 43 W cm Available for commission
    Christopher Kurtz
    Wavelet Console, 2022
    Walnut
    83 H x 197 L x 43 W cm
    Available for commission
  • Peter Marigold & TADANORI TOZAWA Dodai Bench Dark (Medium), 2022 Hiba (Japanese cypress) and Igusa (woven grass) 180L x 38D x 42H cm / 70.87 L x 14.86 D x 16.54 H In
    Peter Marigold
    & TADANORI TOZAWA
    Dodai Bench Dark (Medium), 2022
    Hiba (Japanese cypress) and Igusa (woven grass)
    180L x 38D x 42H cm /
    70.87 L x 14.86 D x 16.54 H In
  • Ernst Gamperl 55/2022//180, 2022 Ash 77 H x 32 W x 32 D cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    55/2022//180, 2022
    Ash
    77 H x 32 W x 32 D cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 54/2022//180, 2022 Ash 58 H x 40 W x 40 D cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    54/2022//180, 2022
    Ash
    58 H x 40 W x 40 D cm
  • Adi Toch, Brush Stroke Mirror, 2022
    Adi Toch, Brush Stroke Mirror, 2022
  • Aneta Regel Small Red ”Raining Stone” ii, 2022 Stoneware clay, Multimedia 9 H x 12.5 dia cm
    Aneta Regel
    Small Red ”Raining Stone” ii, 2022
    Stoneware clay, Multimedia
    9 H x 12.5 dia cm
  • Aneta Regel Red, Blue ”Raining Stone”, 2022 Stoneware clay, Multimedia 12 H x 16 dia cm
    Aneta Regel
    Red, Blue ”Raining Stone”, 2022
    Stoneware clay, Multimedia
    12 H x 16 dia cm
  • Aneta Regel, Small White "Raining Stone", 2022
    Aneta Regel, Small White "Raining Stone", 2022
  • Aneta Regel, Blue, Red “Raining Stone” , 2022
    Aneta Regel, Blue, Red “Raining Stone” , 2022
  • Aneta Regel, Small Blue "Raining Stone", 2022
    Aneta Regel, Small Blue "Raining Stone", 2022
  • Aneta Regel, Small Red "Raining Stone" i, 2022
    Aneta Regel, Small Red "Raining Stone" i, 2022
  • Fernando Laposse, Sisal Pup (Black), 2021
    Fernando Laposse, Sisal Pup (Black), 2021
  • Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer Dark Signature, 2022 Sumi ink on Japanese kozo and hemp paper 124 H x 76 W x 4.5 D cm / 48.82 H x 29.92 W x 1.77 In
    Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer
    Dark Signature, 2022
    Sumi ink on Japanese kozo and hemp paper
    124 H x 76 W x 4.5 D cm /
    48.82 H x 29.92 W x 1.77 In
  • Katrien Doms Ukiyo 042, 2022 Solid soft wood, sculpted with heat, fire and climate 120 cm x 120 cm x 2,5 - 8 cm (all different) 16 pieces in total
    Katrien Doms
    Ukiyo 042, 2022
    Solid soft wood, sculpted with heat, fire and climate
    120 cm x 120 cm x 2,5 - 8 cm (all different) 16 pieces in total
  • Luke Fuller Spine, 2022 Stoneware & Porcelain 59 H x 57 W x 55 D cm
    Luke Fuller
    Spine, 2022
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    59 H x 57 W x 55 D cm
  • Luke Fuller Scarped, 2022 Stoneware & Porcelain 61 H x 35 W x 33 D cm / 24 H x 13.78 W x 13 D In
    Luke Fuller
    Scarped, 2022
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    61 H x 35 W x 33 D cm /
    24 H x 13.78 W x 13 D In
  • Arko, A Gust of Wind on The Cliff, 2022
    Arko, A Gust of Wind on The Cliff, 2022
  • Marc Ricourt, Untitled, 2022
    Marc Ricourt, Untitled, 2022
  • Marc Ricourt Untitled I, 2022 Hornbeam 36.5 H x 22.5 ø cm
    Marc Ricourt
    Untitled I, 2022
    Hornbeam
    36.5 H x 22.5 ø cm
  • Marc Ricourt Untitled II, 2022 Hornbeam 28.5 H x 28 ø cm
    Marc Ricourt
    Untitled II, 2022
    Hornbeam
    28.5 H x 28 ø cm
  • Maisie Broadhead Which Weigh to Go , 2009 Digital C-Type print. Edition of 30 Miniature size Size 30 x 26 cm
    Maisie Broadhead
    Which Weigh to Go , 2009
    Digital C-Type print. Edition of 30
    Miniature size
    Size 30 x 26 cm
  • Maisie Broadhead Isabella Study (Miniature), 2014 Digital C-Type print 30 H x 26 cm Edition of 30
    Maisie Broadhead
    Isabella Study (Miniature), 2014
    Digital C-Type print
    30 H x 26 cm
    Edition of 30
  • Maisie Broadhead Standing at a Machine (Miniature), 2011 Digital C-Type Print 30 H x 26 cm. Print unframed. Edition of 30
    Maisie Broadhead
    Standing at a Machine (Miniature), 2011
    Digital C-Type Print
    30 H x 26 cm. Print unframed.
    Edition of 30
  • Maisie Broadhead Sitting at a Machine (Miniature), 2011 Digital C-Type Print 30 H x 26 cm. Print unframed. Edition of 30
    Maisie Broadhead
    Sitting at a Machine (Miniature), 2011
    Digital C-Type Print
    30 H x 26 cm. Print unframed.
    Edition of 30