The Norwegian Prototypes show on Leonard Street shows work from a cross section of contributors, ranging from students to established practitioners. The 14 designers were invited to submit products or furniture that could be transported in their hand luggage. The results were placed alongside an explanatory film, howing sketches and short interviews of the designers talking about their work.
Highlights include Oscar Narud's 'Keel Seat,' demonstrated below, and Sara Wright Polmar's 'Peggy' wall hanging system.
Shai Akram met Andrew Haythornthwaite while studying at the Royal College of Art, the two now run their own design practice and are also members of the Okay Studio collective. Her projects cover creative direction and design for interiors, events, and furniture/product ranges. Shaiâ€™s work is a combination of practice and theory, translating research and ideology into objects and visual language. Her work has been exhibited internationally and projects have taken her to China, New Zealand and Italy- although Shai loves to travel, she secretly wishes she would stay in one place long enough to have a cat.