Glithero is the London design partnership of Tim Simpson (UK) and Sarah van Gameren (NL), who met as students at the Royal College of Art. Early in their collaboration they published a manifesto which declared the transparency of their process. “We do it for the beauty of a thought or a moment,” they say. They respond to the very human desire to understand how things are made, capturing the very moment of creation, where material meets process and becomes product, in objects, furniture and film, and they animate and extend the moment by devising systems for making such things.
Crossing the line between art and design, Glithero’s work is sought after by collectors and interior designers and has been featured in museum exhibitions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and The Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The work of Berlin-based designer Lukas Wegwerth explores tensions – the tension between the natural and the artificial, between organic growth and creative intervention, and between the unexpected and the controllable. He manipulates natural processes in order to create his designs and explores ways an object can acquire new meanings over time.
Born in Ilbeshausen, Germany in 1984, Lukas went on to study at the University of the Arts in Berlin, creating work that followed in the playful and experimental precedent of the likes of Carlo Mollino and Jerszy Seymour. He cites the folkloric work of Dagobert Peche, the honest carpentry of the shaker design movement, and the provocative and genre-defying work of Atelier Van Lieshout as particular influences. Lukas works primarily with found, organic materials, and his designs explore notions of growth and transformation, of memory and time.
Lukas Wegwerth’s works have been acquired by private and public collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Provenance: From the Artist
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Gallery FUMI, established in 2008 by directors Sam Pratt and Valerio Capo, focuses on high-level, conceptually and aesthetically audacious contemporary designers and artists. Works are predominantly made by hand in a small workshop context, embodying the values of craftsmanship and materiality.