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Cutting Edge: Graduate Design

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Cutting Edge: Graduate Design will be on display at Stables Gallery, a Grade 1 listed 18th century building in Twickenham, from October 4 to November 18, 2012.

Curated by Betsy Lewis-Holmes and Justine Boussard, Cutting Edge: Graduate Design brings together a selection of emerging designers, handpicked from the London 2012 graduate shows and fairs for the Stables Gallery visitors.

The group of designers presented are all recent MA graduates from London’s best design Colleges: The Royal College of Art, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design and Central Saint Martin’s. Altogether, they form a condensed panorama of contemporary design research.

Taken out of the frenzy and effervescence of shows and fairs into a smaller, more exclusive environment, each piece has the opportunity to express its full potential in a space ideal for showing off design, with its contrasting original eighteenth century features.

The exhibition will showcase a mixture of different types of design, from slashed furniture to haunting graphics and jewellery, including more process-based works that explore time and materiality.

Cutting Edge is no ordinary design shop. The curators, both trained at the RCA/V&A MA in History of Design, will guide visitors through to the beating pulse of design creation, as experimentation and process will hold pride of place.

A week after the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival, the capital will be at the centre of the design world, and Cutting Edge is the opportunity for Twickenham and the gallery visitors to take an active role in contemporary creation by meeting and supporting emerging designers at a crucial point in their career. Indeed, cutting edge design is not inaccessible design; on the contrary, it is design for the public.

To compliment this exhibition, Orleans House Gallery are holding Cutting Edge: Design Fair on October 13 and 14 in the Coach House and Octagon Room with free workshops and talks.

Admission: Free.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2pm to 4.30pm.

Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/orleans_house_gallery