The Colour Project at The London Design Festival 2018

Written by Digswell Arts

On September 11, 2018

Digswell Arts fellow Allistair Covell will again be taking part in this year’s London Design Festival and returns to the London Design Fair, a trade show based at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane from the 20 – 23 September 2018.

Allistair has been commissioned by colour consultancy studio Calzada Fox and Craig & Rose paints to create a new artwork piece for ‘Memory Colour | Colour Memory’, an experience installation within the London Design Fair that will examine the use and the power colour has within the design process. Alongside Allistair’s artwork two other design practitioners, the international architecture practice Denton Corker Marshall (known in the UK for designing the Stonehenge Visitors centre in Wiltshire) and illustrator and designer Emily Forgot, will also present new work.

Taking The Colour 2018 and it’s supporting colour palette from Craig & Rose’s new 1829 collection as inspiration, Allistair has created the artwork ‘Origins’. ‘Origins’ is a wooden sculptural wall artwork based on Allistair’s own abstract painting style and is the visual interpretation of the songs of Grace Jones, Janelle Monáe and the future disco sound of Goldfrapp, mixed with the atmospheric soundtracks used in films and video games. ‘Origins’ is the perfect title as this project is a first for Allistair in many respects, from working with a different material, a predetermined colour palette and exploring the prospect of moving into more sculptural works within his own practice. ‘Origins’ will be unveiled in full at The London Design Fair.

The Craig & Rose stand at the London Design Fair is located on the first floor, Hall H4, Stand 4.13

The London Design Fair is a four-day event that brings together 550 exhibitors from over 30 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. For Trade and Public tickets follow the link to the London Design Fair website:

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