The Aram Gallery in London is well-known as a forum for the exposition of experimental and emerging design. Daniel Charny has been instrumental in bringing fresh, new work to the gallery, he recently stepped down from his position of curator and handed over the role to Ellie Parke.
Parke's first show, 6 Hands, features the work of Peter Marigold, India Carpenter and Ella Robinson and takes a close look at their processes and intentions. The focus of the collection is to bring to the viewers attention not only to the parallels but also the idiosyncrasies that exist within each designers material practice.
6 Hands runs until the 19th of February and can be found in the top floor gallery above the Aram Store in Covent Garden.
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.