Laminarium (installation view) 2010 -
Julia Lohmann has established a strong reputation for her highly imaginative approach to sustainable product design, through exploring the creative possibilities and materiality of natural and renewable sources.
Lohmann’s designs provoke us to consider the processes that normally go unmentioned between the life of an animal, plant or mineral and the point at which it is made into a design object: whole cow-hides reconstructed into benches that imitate the original form of the reclining animal;chandeliers made of dried sheep stomachs; jewellery and other precious objects made of polished bones salvaged from the banks of the river Thames or decorated with growing colonies of marine bryozoans.
Laminarium is supported by Deutsche Werkstatten Hellerau.
Event Wednesday 21 April: Gallery Talk 5.30pm; Exhibition Launch 6.30-8.30pm
Julia Lohmann will be in-residence at the Gallery on Thursdays 29 April, 20 May, 10 June and 17 June