288 Upper Street, Islington, N1 2TF
16 March to 3 April 2012
British design brand MARK are taking over Coexistence’s showroom from March 16 – April 2, with an exhibition and series of events called INPUT which will also see the launch of the new Verso chair by Tomoko Azumi.
The exhibition, in collaboration with Danish textiles company Kvadrat, will be a fascinating insight into how a new piece of furniture is designed and made, through four exhibits based on MARK’s products. Tomoko Azumi’s new Verso chair is shown through every step of the design process from the original briefing of the designer, through sketches and tiny scale models to the first production models, showing all the thinking that goes into every detail. Gala Wright’s Arris and Bosco ranges are used to demonstrate through films and photographs the skills of the makers that make fine wooden furniture. There will also be a tower of materials, showing the many natural and man-made materials that go into a modern sofa, where these come from, how they are processed, and how sustainable they are. Finally, Dylan Freeth’s Iso table shows us the collaborative nature of design – the web of conversations and connections that is woven through the development of each new product.