Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Based in Mayfair London since 1999, Sarah Myerscough Gallery promotes formal and aesthetic innovations within the contemporary visual arts by breaking down boundaries between fine art, craft, design and architecture. As a multidisciplinary platform, the gallery promotes quality of process and practice across disciplines, with a particular focus on unique or limited-edition pieces in wood design. For Design Miami/ 2015, Sarah Myerscough has selected designers whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking. The museum-quality designers investigate the relationship between function and form using traditional techniques as well as new technologies to create sculptural pieces.
VES-EL is a unique innovative collaboration between British furniture maker Gareth Neal and internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid, initiated by the V&A Museum, London as part of the ‘Wish List’ project exhibited during the London Design Festival 2014. Gareth Neal comments on how these sculptural and beautifully-crafted pieces, made by Benchmark Furniture, were conceived and finally constructed: ‘I was keen to take advantage of the Hadid studio’s advanced computer modelling software, pushing the boundaries of digital tools. I was particularly interested in the idiosyncrasies of traditional hand processes such as a hand thrown pot, or a raised piece of silverware and how simulating these could be achieved through digital imitation. Through using the traditional vessel form as a starting point and subverting its appearance to dramatic extremes, mimicking traditional carving techniques I hope the pieces will embed the design with a sense of the handmade through the arm of a robot, questioning the viewer’s perceptions of craft and the handmade.’
Contact/ Sarah Myerscough
Address/ 15–16 Brooks Mews, Mayfair, London W1K 4DS, United Kingdom