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A Future Made - British Craft at Design Miami/ Basel

In collaboration with Crafts Council, The New Craftsmen present Nature Lab – an installation of radical, contemporary British craft at international art fair Design Miami/ Basel.

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Nature Lab showing at Design Miami/ Basel from 14 – 19 June 2016 is an immersive experience telling the story of nature transformed by six British craft talents. It is the first presentation at this prestigious fair by Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen.

The installation will be shown in a Design Curio, a new exhibition platform at Design Miami/ Basel. Each maker has developed radical new techniques to transform such everyday substances as wood, sand, salt, clay, flowers and ice into objects of wonder.

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The six makers in Nature Lab are Eleanor Lakelin; Emily Gardiner; Jochen Holz; Joseph Harrington; Marcin Rusak; and Marlène Huissoud.

Nature Lab is the first showcase within A Future Made – a partnership between the Crafts Council, The New Craftsmen, Craft Scotland and Ruthin Craft Centre aimed at raising the profile of British craft via international design fairs. A Future Made is a two-year international programme funded by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales, as well as being supported by the GREAT Britain campaign which will showcase up to 30 makers over that time. To date 14 makers have been selected to take part in this programme in 2016.

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The selection panel for A Future Made was: Mark Eley (Eley Kishimoto); Max Fraser; Catherine Lock (The New Craftsmen); Ambra Medda; Jonathan Reed; Beverley Rider; and Annie Warburton (Crafts Council).

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Learn more about the project here at www.afuturemade.com

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