We are returning to gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf for our London Dazzle exhibition. This will be our second year at this new venue and we are looking forward to putting on a lively and original exhibition at this stunning riverside venue. This year we will be showing handmade leather bags by Steven Harkin and Wolfram Lohr and handwoven scarves by Japanese design group Nuno.
Dates - 9 November to 11 January 2015.Opening times Monday-Saturday 10-7,Thursdays late opening 10-8, Sunday 11-6. We are closed 25,26 December & 1 January. Telephone during opening hours 07472 105423.
Christmas opening - Wednesday 24 December closing at 4pm, closed 25,26 December. New Years Eve 31 December closing at 4pm, closed 1 January
Image- Cara Tonkin Vesper range
Steven Harkin has been designing and making his stylish leather bags in Italy, London and now Folkestone for many years. Originally from Australia, Steven taught at London College of Fashion before launching his own business, selling bags in outlets all over the world. Now based in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone, Steven is spending his time restyling vintage furniture and making beautifully designed bags in Italian leather in vibrant colours.
Wolfram, born in Germany, came to England in 1996 to become a shoemaker. Now in partnership with Sarah Gardner the range has been expanded to include accessories and a ladies' range. Their inspiration is bringing old and new together. They have a passion for old craftsmanship and design which feeds directly into their new designs, aiming to create a balance between modern functionality and fashionable flare. Their workshop is based in Hove near Brighton on the South Coast.
Reiko Sudo is the Artistic Director and inspiration behind Nuno, the textile studio based in Tokyo, Japan. Nuno textiles are at the forefront of innovative international design practice and the combination of complex technologies, traditional techniques and new finishing processes has revolutionised textiles for interiors, fashion and art. We will be showing a selection of exquisite, elegant and wearable scarves which combine colour, texture and technique in a very original way.
New to Dazzle@Oxo
We are lucky this year to be showing an amazing crop of new talent fresh from degree shows at Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Birmingham School of Art. There will be a huge variety of materials from titanium, recyled leather, wood, paper and found objects as well as more traditional precious metals. The new designers are- Terri Campbell, Lyndsay Cheyne, Han-Chieh Chuang, Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Lindsay Hill, Prudence Horrocks, Harriet Rose Knight, Agne Visniauskaite and Ya Wen.
We will also be introducing some designers who will be new to Dazzle@Oxo. Emma Calvert, Suzanne Claire, Justin Duance, Caroline Finlay, Mirka Janeckova, Stephanie Johnson, Brian Podschies and Cara Tonkin They will all add greatly to the variety of work on show, in what will be, the largest ever London Dazzle.
Image - Karen Elizabeth Donovan