TM Lighting Partners with Crafts Council and Cox London to illuminate Collect VIP Lounge at Somerset House
Collect VIP Lounge to Showcase British Design and Making By Cox London – Curated by award-winning Interior Designer Rachel Chudley
The 16th edition of Collect 2020, International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, has announced its new location this year at Somerset House, taking place from 27th February – 1st March.
Images: Left: Chris and Nicola Cox of Cox London with Rachel Chudley. Right: Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs, Co-Founders, TM Lighting
Cox London, VIP Lounge Sponsor
The 2020 VIP lounge will be furnished by Cox London and curated by award-winning interior designer Rachel Chudley. Cox London are designers and makers of sculptural lighting, furniture and artworks. Their thriving London atelier champions the highest quality British craftsmanship and artistry.
Cox London is designing and producing a brand-new body of work especially for Collect 2020. The pieces will respond to, and contrast with, the classical proportions of the rooms at Somerset House. Organic and free-form pieces will disrupt its handsome symmetry and have been influenced by Rachel Chudley’s focus on how the building has evolved since its inception in 1547 and its maritime past. Highlights include a 2m wide ’Magnolia Chandelier’ forged in iron and showcasing new lamp-making techniques and contemporary pieces of sculptural furniture juxtaposed with traditional upholstery. Rachel’s concept for the space also features a custom colour palette of rich shades on the walls by New York’s colour consultant and paint artisan Donald Kaufman.
“At Cox London, we are foremost artists and makers and as such, we have an absolute affinity with Collect. From the handmade, soul-nourishing work it shows and promotes, to the extraordinary artisans it celebrates. To partner with Collect feels for us like the most natural alliance.” Chris Cox Co-Founder and Creative Director of Cox London.
TM Lighting is Lighting Sponsor of the Collect VIP Lounge
TM Lighting will collaborate with designers Cox London, and Rachel Chudley, to illuminate the pieces and designs within the space at Somerset House drawing focus and attention to the tones and fabrics within the Lounge, using their high colour rendition LED GalleryOneFifty spotlights.
Chris Cox comments: “We are so grateful to TMLighting for working their magic, bringing all important light to our pieces in the Collect VIP room. TM are an absolute joy to work with.”
TM Lighting is also pleased to be working with artist Daniel Reynolds to illuminate a large-scale mobile installation at Collect:
MADRIGAL BY DANIEL REYNOLDS
Collect is delighted to showcase a new hanging sculpture by Daniel Reynolds, represented at Collect by Cavaliero Finn, within the West Wing at Somerset House. Incorporating the largest elements Reynolds has ever worked with, the artist’s dramatic, organic sculpture will be executed in his signature glass and ceramic. Rooted in his love of concrete architecture and inspired by mid-century British artists and architects such as Victor Pasmore, Reynolds’ installation will be created especially for the fair. The impressive piece – measuring 2.25×2.50m and weighing 18 kg – will react to the breeze and changing light in the space for which it is designed.
For further information on Daniel Reynold’s work please see Cavaliero Finn on Stand W11, West Wing.
About COLLECT 2020
“The appetite for contemporary craft continues to increase as seen by the number of new galleries emerging. The Fair’s new London home, Somerset House is an exciting development in the life of Collect allowing exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft and design against a backdrop of 18th century architecture, high ceilings and picture windows looking out onto the Thames”. Isobel Dennis, Collect Fair Director
Collect 2020 Opening times:
- Wednesday 26 February:
- Press view: 13:00 – 14:00 (invitation only)
- Exclusive preview: 14:00 – 18:00 (invitation only)
- Collectors’ preview: 18:00 – 21:00 (invitation only)
- Thursday 27 February: 11:00 – 17:00. Private view from: 18:00 – 21:00 (invitation only)
- Friday 28 February: 11:00 – 18:00
- Saturday 29 February: 11:00 – 18:00
- Sunday 1 March: 11:00 – 18:00