Material Shores at Design Miami

30 November - 4 December 2022
Installation Views
Overview
We are honoured to have been awarded the Best of Show for Best Gallery Presentation for Material Shores at Design Miami. 
 
‘Material shores’ captures the immediacy of the organic world we experience on an unworked shoreline: palettes of bleached gold, the grounding sensation of sunbaked sand and textured sightlines, and the sense of rhythm and the interconnectedness of all living and natural things. The presentation is an immersive curated collection of museum-quality functional design and art objects that champion innovative, sustainable and restorative design practices. 
 
Distinguished by a deep connection to the natural, our designers prioritise the inherent qualities and values of the materials themselves, retaining the meaningful and essential as they transform their raw material into cutting-edge design. The collection features critically acclaimed and revolutionary work crafted from sisal, rice straw, willow, grasses, and bleached, salvaged, foraged or ‘cleft’ wood. The centrepiece of our presentation is a commanding new work from Angela Damman. This eco-contemporary reimagining of the chandelier, hand-crafted from sansevieria plant fiber, combines opulence and luscious materiality with a touch of the absurd.
 
We will also present work from fiber artist Lin Fanglu, winner of the 2021 Loewe Craft Prize. She meticulously hand-knots, stitches and pleats her fabric into sculptural landscapes, at once geometric and organic. We will bring two blonde pups of sisal from Fernando Laposse, the celebrated hairy furniture pieces will delight alongside a sinuous 7 foot knot of rice straw from Mami Kato. Egeværk is crafting an installation of new masterpieces of Danish Ash to add to their ICE collection, exclusive to the gallery, and Ernst Gamperl will provide green-turned vessels of maple. 
 
The collection is a witty and playfully elegant challenge to the viewer to meet materials as themselves, to engage with the tactility, narrative and ethical provenance of the objects we surround ourselves with. Material Shores represents the mission of the gallery: to argue for a new approach to design, one steeped in respect for the natural world, that paves the way forward to a less destructive vision of the future. The objects we will show are imbued with heart, humour and hope, and present novel and alluring solutions to the pressing issues of the contemporary world.
 

artists - designer - makers taking part in Material Shores : 

Lin Fanglu, Angela Damman, Mami Kato, Arko, Diana Scherer, Egeværk, Marc Fish, Kate MccGwire, Luke Fuller, Marcin Rusak, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, Nic Webb, Fernando Laposse, Peter Marigold + Tadanori Tozawa, Gareth Neal, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Ernst Gamperl, Julian Watts

 

...
 

The sleepy sound of a tea-time tide

Slaps at the rocks the sun has dried,

 

Too lazy, almost, to sink and lift

Round low peninsulas pink with thrift

 

The water, enlarging shells and sand,

Grows greener emerald out from land ... 

 

A Bay In Anglesey 

by John Betjeman

 
 
 
please contact freya@sarahmyerscough.com to enquire about the artworks
 
Works
  • Arko A Head-sea Over the Night Sky, 2022 Rice Straw 97 H x 204 W x 11 D cm 7kg
    Arko
    A Head-sea Over the Night Sky, 2022
    Rice Straw
    97 H x 204 W x 11 D cm
    7kg
  • Angela Damman Chandelier, 2022 Sansevieria plant fiber 220 H x 104 dia cm
    Angela Damman
    Chandelier, 2022
    Sansevieria plant fiber
    220 H x 104 dia cm
  • Egeværk ICE Shape no 17 Shelf , 2022 Hand carved ash wood 110 H x 94 W x 33,5 D cm cm approx 46 kg
    Egeværk
    ICE Shape no 17 Shelf , 2022
    Hand carved ash wood
    110 H x 94 W x 33,5 D cm cm
    approx 46 kg
  • Egeværk ICE Installation of 5 stools, 2022 Hand carved ash wood
    Egeværk
    ICE Installation of 5 stools, 2022
    Hand carved ash wood
  • Lin Fanglu She's Tingling no.2, 2022 Cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood 50 H x 50 W cm
    Lin Fanglu
    She's Tingling no.2, 2022
    Cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood
    50 H x 50 W cm
  • Lin Fanglu She's Spindrift no.1, 2022 Cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood 50 H x 50 W cm
    Lin Fanglu
    She's Spindrift no.1, 2022
    Cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood
    50 H x 50 W cm
  • Marc Fish Ethereal Double Console , 2022 Sycamore veneers and resin 100 H x 280 W x 40 D cm Edition of 7
    Marc Fish
    Ethereal Double Console , 2022
    Sycamore veneers and resin
    100 H x 280 W x 40 D cm
    Edition of 7
  • Luke Fuller Tafone III, 2022 Stoneware & Porcelain 35 H x 55 W x 37 D cm
    Luke Fuller
    Tafone III, 2022
    Stoneware & Porcelain
    35 H x 55 W x 37 D cm
  • Ernst Gamperl 64/2019/80 , 2019 Maple 83 x 38 ⌀ cm
    Ernst Gamperl
    64/2019/80 , 2019
    Maple
    83 x 38 ⌀ cm
  • Mami Kato Big Knot, 2022 Rice stalk, cotton, linen, insulation foam, epoxy resin, plywood 226 H x 104 W x 135 D cm approx. 50 kg
    Mami Kato
    Big Knot, 2022
    Rice stalk, cotton, linen, insulation foam, epoxy resin, plywood
    226 H x 104 W x 135 D cm
    approx. 50 kg
  • Christopher Kurtz Skipping Stone Table, Blonde, 2022 Poplar, Tulipwood 76 H x 249 W x 114.3 D cm
    Christopher Kurtz
    Skipping Stone Table, Blonde, 2022
    Poplar, Tulipwood
    76 H x 249 W x 114.3 D cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Column Series: Pillar I, 2021 Horse chestnut burr 171 H x 44 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Column Series: Pillar I, 2021
    Horse chestnut burr
    171 H x 44 dia cm
  • Peter Marigold & TADANORI TOZAWA Cleft Portrait Cabinet (Walnut), 2020 69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm
    Peter Marigold
    & TADANORI TOZAWA
    Cleft Portrait Cabinet (Walnut), 2020
    69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm
  • Peter Marigold & TADANORI TOZAWA Cleft Portrait Cabinet (Magnolia), 2020 69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm
    Peter Marigold
    & TADANORI TOZAWA
    Cleft Portrait Cabinet (Magnolia), 2020
    69 H x 46 W x 39 D cm
  • Peter Marigold Maki Console, 2022 Maki wood 75 H x 250 W x 35 D cm 156 kg
    Peter Marigold
    Maki Console, 2022
    Maki wood
    75 H x 250 W x 35 D cm
    156 kg
  • Christopher Kurtz Blonde Drinks Cabinet, 2022 Tulipwood 274 H x 114 W x 76 D cm approx weight 250 - 270kg
    Christopher Kurtz
    Blonde Drinks Cabinet, 2022
    Tulipwood
    274 H x 114 W x 76 D cm
    approx weight 250 - 270kg
  • Eleanor Lakelin Lidded Vessel I/22, 2022 Horse chestnut burr 48 H x 50 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Lidded Vessel I/22, 2022
    Horse chestnut burr
    48 H x 50 dia cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Column Vessel III/22 , 2022 Horse chestnut burr 136 H x 36 W cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Column Vessel III/22 , 2022
    Horse chestnut burr
    136 H x 36 W cm
  • Eleanor Lakelin Citadel V/22, 2022 Horse chestnut burr Approx. 27 H x 25 dia cm
    Eleanor Lakelin
    Citadel V/22, 2022
    Horse chestnut burr
    Approx. 27 H x 25 dia cm
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal Pup, 2022 Agave Sisal Covered Stool 40 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Pup, 2022
    Agave Sisal Covered Stool
    40 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal Pup, 2022 Agave Sisal Covered Stool 40 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Pup, 2022
    Agave Sisal Covered Stool
    40 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
  • Kate MccGwire Thirl, 2022 Mixed media with goose feathers and quills in bespoke cabinet 44 x 23 x 25.5 cm
    Kate MccGwire
    Thirl, 2022
    Mixed media with goose feathers and quills in bespoke cabinet
    44 x 23 x 25.5 cm
  • Gareth Neal Hack Chair III (blonde), 2022 English Oak approx 90 H x 56.5 W x 40 D cm
    Gareth Neal
    Hack Chair III (blonde), 2022
    English Oak
    approx 90 H x 56.5 W x 40 D cm
  • Marc Ricourt Untitled III, 2022 Beech 49 H x 26.5 dia cm
    Marc Ricourt
    Untitled III, 2022
    Beech
    49 H x 26.5 dia cm
  • Marc Ricourt Untitled II, 2022 Beech 44.5 H x 26.5 dia cm
    Marc Ricourt
    Untitled II, 2022
    Beech
    44.5 H x 26.5 dia cm
  • Marc Ricourt Untitled I, 2022 Beech 50 H x 29 dia cm
    Marc Ricourt
    Untitled I, 2022
    Beech
    50 H x 29 dia cm
  • Marcin Rusak Flower Infused Vessel 05, 2018 Hand blown glass, flowers & leaves. 37 H x 29 W x 24 D cm
    Marcin Rusak
    Flower Infused Vessel 05, 2018
    Hand blown glass, flowers & leaves.
    37 H x 29 W x 24 D cm
  • Marcin Rusak Flower Infused Vessel 04, 2018 Hand blown glass, flowers & leaves. 50 H x 26 W x 23 D cm
    Marcin Rusak
    Flower Infused Vessel 04, 2018
    Hand blown glass, flowers & leaves.
    50 H x 26 W x 23 D 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
  • Diana Scherer Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication I, 2020 Grown textile roots system 230 H x 65 W cm
    Diana Scherer
    Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication I, 2020
    Grown textile roots system
    230 H x 65 W cm
  • Julian Watts Bronze Root vi , 2022 Bronze 41 H x 27 W x 17 D cm
    Julian Watts
    Bronze Root vi , 2022
    Bronze
    41 H x 27 W x 17 D cm
  • Julian Watts Bronze Root iii, 2022 Bronze 25 H x 18 W x 10 D cm
    Julian Watts
    Bronze Root iii, 2022
    Bronze
    25 H x 18 W x 10 D cm
  • Julian Watts Bowl, 2022 Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint 20 H x 46 W x 36 D cm
    Julian Watts
    Bowl, 2022
    Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint
    20 H x 46 W x 36 D cm
  • Julian Watts Growth, 2022 Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint 37 H x 47 W x 64 D cm
    Julian Watts
    Growth, 2022
    Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint
    37 H x 47 W x 64 D cm
  • Julian Watts Shell , 2022 Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint 74 H x 69 W x 54 D cm
    Julian Watts
    Shell , 2022
    Bleached maple, wood dye, acrylic paint
    74 H x 69 W x 54 D cm
  • Julian Watts Flat Blob Vase, 2021 Bleached Big Leaf Maple 5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
    Julian Watts
    Flat Blob Vase, 2021
    Bleached Big Leaf Maple
    5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm
    packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
  • Julian Watts Flat Blob Vase, 2021 Bleached Big Leaf Maple 5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
    Julian Watts
    Flat Blob Vase, 2021
    Bleached Big Leaf Maple
    5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm
    packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
  • Julian Watts Flat Blob Vase, 2021 Bleached Big Leaf Maple 5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
    Julian Watts
    Flat Blob Vase, 2021
    Bleached Big Leaf Maple
    5.7 H x 19 W x 15.25 L cm
    packed together with JWA010 & JWA009 in crate. Crate size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 52.5H
  • Nic Webb Tsuki from the Kumo Collection, 2022 English Oak 49 H x 100 dia cm
    Nic Webb
    Tsuki from the Kumo Collection, 2022
    English Oak
    49 H x 100 dia cm
  • Nic Webb Western Red Cedar II, 2022 Western Red Cedar 66 H x 47 W x 56 L cm
    Nic Webb
    Western Red Cedar II, 2022
    Western Red Cedar
    66 H x 47 W x 56 L cm
  • Marc Fish Ethereal Small Console, 2022 Sycamore veneers and resin 90 H x 100 W x 40 D cm
    Marc Fish
    Ethereal Small Console, 2022
    Sycamore veneers and resin
    90 H x 100 W x 40 D cm
  • Kate MccGwire Thirl, 2022 Mixed media with goose feathers and quills in bespoke cabinet 44 x 23 x 25.5 cm
    Kate MccGwire
    Thirl, 2022
    Mixed media with goose feathers and quills in bespoke cabinet
    44 x 23 x 25.5 cm
  • Wycliffe Stutchbury Beech Hill 6, 2022 Felled common holly on hand finished cotton twill (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire) 135 H x 125 W cm
    Wycliffe Stutchbury
    Beech Hill 6, 2022
    Felled common holly on hand finished cotton twill (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire)
    135 H x 125 W cm