Coloni And Studio Aikieu Celebrate Weeds With Plants Out Of Place Exhibition

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London Design and style Festival 2015: an exhibition by Swedish gardening home Coloni and trend forecaster Studio Aikieu will celebrate the prospective of “undesirable” and wild-increasing species in towns and cities.

To host the Plants Out Of Place exhibition, a glass and blackened wood pavilion developed by regional company Claridge Architects will be erected in the twelve-hectare park at the heart of the Queen’s Park Design and style District in London.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Weed Beautification by Sarah-Linda Forrer. Major picture: Unami plate by Whispery Savoury

“Given the botanical theme of the occasion, the exhibition will be hosted outside,” stated Studio Aikieu founder Jenny Lee. “Created as a green pavilion, the uncommon venue will be styled as a backyard get together event.”

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu ATaste by 3 Tiny Birds

The pavilion will comprise 3 timber-framed translucent volumes of various height, clad in charred timber strips angled at 45 degrees and spaced one hundred millimetres apart to let light by way of and generate patterns where they overlap.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu ,1% Infusion by Alexandra Stück

Only one of 3 volumes will have a roof, connecting the room inside with the surrounding park.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Dandelions used by Gutedort

The venue will host a series of talks and workshops, which will inspire visitors to find out more about weeds and how folks may be in a position to utilise them more in the potential.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Movement by Studio Ayaskan

“A weed is a plant out of spot,” explained Lee. “Our venture seeks to engage with the wider communities to reconsider the worth of wild plants and how we could utilise them to design for a greater future, how we can produce a more sustainable way of residing in the 21st century.”


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The Handmade Apothecary will run Wild Elegance – a workshop enabling men and women to make their very own all-natural skincare merchandise from mineral-wealthy wild plants.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Flow by Studio Ayaskan

A nearby forager will lead a masterclass in the identification and cultivation of edible wild plants titled Foraging with the Outlaws.

Chef Christopher Jordan will be producing Mauvaise Herbes, a one particular-off foraged supper in collaboration with mixologists Platterform, which will serve botanical infused cocktails to complement the menu, utilizing weeds as the principal ingredients for the two.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Weed Beautification by Sarah-Linda Forrer

“As the world’s population expands and climate change continues we will want to seem to our feral cousins for survival,” explained Lee.


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Lee lately published a book named Material Alchemy, which explores the potential of materials and highlighted a modern curiosity in “the narrative and provenance of a material and how we are going back to the past to design and style for the potential.” Her research led her to plants and in flip weeds.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Dandelight and Dome by Studio Drift

“These beneath-valued plants are ignored due to the damaging connotations offered by society,” she advised Dezeen.

“This insight has led us to curate a special event that enabled designers from various backgrounds to respond to a typical theme to enable the public to see, knowledge and be inspired hopefully top to a wider appreciation of these undervalued species.”

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Weed Beautification by Sarah-Linda Forrer

Coloni and Studio Aikieu are not the 1st to celebrate the humble weed. Layers of plants sprouting from the first-floor terrace and the sloping roof of Formwerkz Architects’ Terrace House intentionally create the visual appeal of a derelict construction covered with weeds.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Sour plate by Whispery Savoury

DCPP Arquitectos encouraged weeds to develop up via the gaps in the brickwork of a Mexico City residence backyard, even though Studio Glithero produced a series of vases and tiles decorated with shadows of plants and weeds captured on photosensitive chemical compounds.

Plants Out of Place by Coloni and Studio Aikieu Dandelion materials by Gutedort

Plants Out Of Location will be open in Queens Park from 18 to 22 September 2015 as element of this year’s London Design and style Festival. The occasion will also include installations by David Adjaye, Alex Chinneck and Mischer’Traxler, as well as a showcase of seven reinterpretations of an Arne Jacobsen chair by popular architects and an exhibition of Norwegian design.

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