Peter Marigold’s “Dodai” benches were created for an exhibition with the theme ‘Simple Vision’ coordinated by Japan Creative, shown at the Milan Salone di Mobili, 2012. They were realised by the respected Japanese furniture company Hinoki Kogei following visits to their factory in Japan.
The benches are created from a log split into two pieces and set opposing each other. This is similar to Marigold’s ‘Palindrome’ work and also echoes the ‘Split’ series that he has worked on for some time. The covering is created from woven grass (igusa) and wooden rods. This can be rolled back so that the interior space can be used for storage. It is held in place with coloured elastic chord stretched over dark hardwood turned knobs. The wood used is ‘hiba’, a type of Japanese Cypress. Both the igusa and hiba have fantastic natural odours. In fact, at the first exhibition of the piece the ‘igusa’ grass surface was still fresh, and the show was full of the incredible natural aroma.
Peter Marigold’s most recent design project ‘Bleed’ is a series of contemporary cedar wood cabinets. Although simple forms, the surface patina is painterly and complex and incorporates a form of ‘localised ebonising’ created through an entirely innovative process. On the cabinets the strategically placed steel hardware is stripped of its protective zinc coating using acid, which reacts overtime with the tannin in the cedar. This produces an intricate bleeding pattern on the wood that in turn emphasises and adds to the warm tones and natural grain of the organic material.
In 2004 Marigold joined the M.A. Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, London under esteemed designer Ron Arad. He was awarded an Esmee Fairbairn bursary following his graduate exhibition at the Design Museum, London and his show with the British Council as one of the ‘Great Brits’ at the Milan Furniture Fair 2007 was followed by an invitation to create an entire installation for Paul Smith in Milan and then further work with Paul Smith in London. Working with both galleries and manufacturers, Marigold’s work continues to be exhibited in the UK and abroad, including the Pavilion of Art Design, London; Milan Furniture Fair, Italy; Design Miami, USA; Stavanger 2008, Norway; and MoMA and Moss New York. In 2009 he was awarded one of the four ‘Designer of the Future’ awards by Design Miami, followed by a significant installation at Art Basel. Recently Marigold has shown at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and Design Museum Holon, Israel.
Designers: Juliette Bigley, Ane Christensen, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Rebecca de Quin, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Marc Ricourt, Simone ten Hompel, Adi Toch, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
The gallery will present new works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Peter Marigold, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Joseph Walsh.
The gallery will show new works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Sung-Jae Han, Ernst Gamperl, Michael Geertsen, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh and the collaborative vessels by the late Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal.
Featuring works by Thomas Bohle, Christopher Duffy, Michael Geersten, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Liam Flynn, Peter Marigold, Philip Moulthrop, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Nic Webb.
Sarah Myerscough presents designers and makers whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking. The museum-quality designers and makers investigate the relationship between function and form using traditional techniques as well as new technologies to create sculptural pieces.
For Design Miami/Basel 2015, Sarah Myerscough Gallery has selected artists whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking, while engaging with the gallery’s multidisciplinary approach to art and design.