Tue 15 May 2012
Wakefield WF1 2TG
The Orangery welcomes the MADE NORTH Designer Showcase, featuring the most exciting designers and makers from the North of England.
The exhibition showcases products, furniture and printed works, by both established and emerging designers including work by West Yorkshire designers including a of range contemporary patterned steel bowls and coasters from DesignedMade based in Holmfirth. A new prototype chair and furniture range called ‘Cable’ all held together with cable ties from designer Anthony Hartley based in Haworth and contemporary textile design from Andrew Warburton from Mirfield based firm Area Rugs.
MADE NORTH is a project of creative organisation Culture North. Patrick Murphy, Creative Director says “MADE NORTH brings an exciting mix of contemporary design to a wider audience and presents opportunities for people to interact with, learn about and buy the work. We want to promote awareness of contemporary northern design so that design lovers can enjoy and invest in the diverse and talented range of designers we boast in the north.”
At the heart of the MADE NORTH project is a desire to reconnect people with the source of the things that they buy for their homes and lifestyle. “We aim to put a face and personality to designers and producers and make buying local and regional design fun. Just imagine the glow of satisfaction you will get sitting in your favourite chair, next to that super stylish table and sipping from your new mug knowing who made it and where it came from.” says Patrick.
The exhibition also includes Swifty Scooters, a new urban scooter designed and manufactured in Manchester, a range of products by Newcastle based designers Deadgood including work by David Irwin whose ‘Working Girl’ furniture range is to be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week later this month and products by Ilsa Parry based in Liverpool, winner of BBC 2’s Design for Life with Philippe Starck and founder of REthinkthings.
The MADE NORTH exhibition will also be holding a Private View on Wednesday 23 May 6-8pm, to which you are cordially invited
In addition the exhibition will be open as part of the Wakefield Artwalk on Wednesday
30 May between 5pm-9pm