Visiting A Place Called Home at the AirBnB exhibition during the LDF…
So I managed to take a look around the AirBnB exhibition called A Place Called Home – reimagined living spaces created by top designers.
Immediately I was drawn to this exhibition space by British product and furniture designer, Jasper Morrison.
His room appeared to be a homage to the pigeons of Trafalgar Square and was created for a pigeon keeper. Clad with plywood, one of my favourite materials, it contained some of his more important furniture pieces like the December Chair (2012) and the Glo Ball (1999). It also featured a wall clock he had designed in 2008 for Japanese firm, Muji, to produce.
Jasper Morrison has a shop where you can buy his amazing pieces too.
So as I was growing up I was always that tomboy girl who yearned to be Avril Lavigne; cruising down the road on a skateboard, with black and white check sweatbands on my wrists, and awful teen profanities written on my bagpack.
“THE INSTALLATION FEATURES 5 MARBLE SURFBOARDS AND A MONOLITHIC WAVE SCULPTED FROM BLACK SAND – THE MARBLE ARTWORK WAS DEVELOPED BY ALEX HIMSELF AND DIGITALLY PRINTED ONTO SILK.”
Although I never became the cool Avril I hoped to be, my younger, better looking brother learned how to become the cool skater boy, whilst I struggled into my not-so-wetsuit and jumped into the Cornish sea with a surfboard every summer without fail. This is why the collaboration with Australian surf board brand HaydenShapes speaks to me beyond the fashionarchitecturelifesphere. They are creating a cool and unique persona for surf, drawing their inspiration from the sea and the surrounding environments.