Hauser & Wirth collaborate with The Conran Shop for London Design Festival

Limited editions and collectable designs that feature the work of Hauser & Wirth artists will find a new home in The Conran Shop Marylebone’s windows during London Design Festival. Pieces created and inspired by Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy and Dieter Roth, among many others, will feature alongside The Conran Shop’s new-season edit.

Hauser & Wirth at The Conran Shop_Installation at the Marylebone store_Courtesy of The Conran Shop FAD magazine

The Conran Shop, Marylebone has been announced as the central hub for the Marylebone Design District of London Design Festival and will host the official party for the district on Wednesday 18 September. This exhibition of artist-led design objects will launch during LDF and continue right up until Frieze in October.

Stephen Briars, Creative Director of The Conran Shop, adds:

“The Conran Shop views the annual London Design Festival as one of the most significant moments in the global design calendar. Through our stores in Chelsea and Marylebone, we elect to tell very different stories during the festival. This year’s collaboration with Hauser & Wirth is highly anticipated and we are excited to invite this auspicious gallery to showcase a wonderful curation of art and design items not normally seen at The Conran Shop.”

A number of design collaborations include Matthew Day Jackson’s Kolho collection of chairs inspired by the moon landings and coated in a newly-developed Formica finish, alongside The Conran Shop’s Latis Chair, designed by Samuel Wilkinson and upholstered in new Raf Simons/Kvadrat fabrics. The walls will be adorned with limited editions that range from silkscreen prints to skateboards and decorative plates, while artist-designed jewellery, scarves, soft furnishings, games and stationery will take centre- stage.
British painter Anj Smith’s recent collaboration with Italian design atelier Fornasetti comprises porcelain vases and ceramic wall plates. Working with Barnaba Fornasetti, the artist created three new plate designs, using the iconic Fornasetti ‘Tema e Variazione’ series as a point of departure. Hanging alongside them will be Paul McCarthy’s hand-numbered and signed skateboard artworks in an edition of 250, created in support of skateboarding social enterprise The Skateroom. Several limited- edition plate sets produced by French porcelain artisans Bernardaud in collaboration with the Alexander Calder Foundation, Subodh Gupta and Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

For London Design Festival, The Conran Shop finds an ideal partner in Hauser & Wirth. Speaking of this exciting collaboration Neil Wenman, Senior Director at Hauser & Wirth says:

“We are thrilled to collaborate with The Conran Shop for this year’s London Design Festival. This veritable treasure trove is inspired by the work of our artists and celebrates creativity in all its forms when the world’s spotlight shines on design in the city.”

The official Marylebone Design District party is on the 18 September and explores this collaboration between two of the most respected establishments in the fields of art and design. Open to all, RSVP here:

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