For 2016’s DesignJunction, VG&P set up camp in Cubitt House for the week. Our latest products explore how work and domestic environments combine to create a pleasant space for both. Highlights include our new HD Chair, a collaboration with John Tree, Felix de Pass’ Wedge Shelf, Ian McIntyre’s utilitarian Tableware collection, and a simple cable management system that can be applied to multiple tables in our collection. Thank you to everyone who dropped by!
We had a great time in the barrel-roofed Crypt of St James’ Church on Clerkenwell Green. We launchedthe Dowel Table, alongside new material explorations with existing products including the Canteen Utility Chair in leather upholstery and Miska Kuntsi’s SO/HO Stools in various timber ﬁnishes.
For LDF 2015 we took over the bottom floor of Le Trois Garcons with our friends Plumen. We launched a range of new products, including the 6 metre long A-Joint Stretch Table by Henry Wilson which was illuminated by 72 Plumen Drop Hat lamp shades.
Prototype to Production with Commentary charts the progress of designs produced under the Very Good & Proper brand and supposes a realistic future usage for them. Established in 2008, VG&P design and manufacture practical products for the domestic and commercial market. In this exhibition, select items from VG&P’s range are shown alongside the models and 3D sketches which describe the decisions the products’ designers took during the design process.
Michael Marriott's Sled Side Board & Freestanding Croquet by VG&P on Show at Super Stimuli.
“A ‘Super Stimuli’ is an artificial trigger created with the purpose of provoking an exaggerated response. Super Stimuli are bigger, bolder, more obvious than their natural counterparts.” We have charged different designers with reinterpreting an area of the Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. As you journey around these public spaces you will come across a series of interventions by some of London’s best designers. Each is a response to the existing functions of this busy East London hotel, an exaggeration, a reworking or rethinking of what is already here; an artificial stimulus. Each designer has produced an installation that is suitably reflective of their work. All of the installations feature new and original objects and deal with themes and topics that are of current interest at Modern Design Review. The exhibition is a true collaboration of purpose, ideas and motivation between the designer, Modern Design Review and Ace Hotel. London is a city full of exciting, extraordinary design talent and we would like to thank some of its most brilliant for coming out for Super Stimuli: Fabien Cappello, Martino Gamper, Michael Marriott and Bethan Laura Wood, plus our Mix Tape Project participants.
Image by Peter Guenzel - Courtesy of Ace Hotel London
We wanted to say a quick thank you to those that came to see us during Clerkenwell Design Week, it was a pleasure to see you. We had a fantastic response and feedback to our new products and collection.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require further information about our products.
For a reminder of what we shown, we’ve included a few images from our stand.