Arcade is a collection of unique & limited-edition design objects, created by leading artists and designers, commissioned by Relay Design Agency, London.
For Arcade Collection #01, Relay is delighted to present exclusive new works by Attua Aparicio, Robin Grasby, HAHA Studio, Richard Healy, Jochen Holz and Silo Studio.
The focus of the selected artists was the individual craftsperson. Influenced by craft and custom, these individuals share much with the Arts & Craft movement, as well as the Mingei craft movement in Japan. In these movements the individual interprets the natural world through the lens of the studio, developing originality in material, process and application.
The Arcade collection continues this exploration with natural materials like limestone, reclaimed marble, ceramic, patinated metals, even natural gases like neon, appearing reformed through design processes as imaginative and original new works. These processes could appear to calcify or harden nature, however it is through individual craft that the poetry of the natural world is retained. Whether that be in the carefully selected marble waste cast into a resin dining table by Robin Grasby; or the custom patinated surfaces from HAHA studio – the natural world is evident.
So too is it evident in the considered curves of Jochen Holz’s first-ever mirror design, framed by his signature neon. Next to which will be placed a floor light by visual artist Richard Healy. Completing the presentation will be a bespoke shelving system by Silo Studio, housing new works by Attua Aparicio.
The Arcade Collecton is a project by Relay Design Agency