Weathering Beijing, an exhibition of contemporary Irish design and craft opens in China
The Weathering exhibition takes place at Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), 798 Art District, Beijing, China, from 8-14 December 2014.
It was officially opened on Monday 8th December by President Michael D Higgins on his state visit to China.
Weathering Beijing is an exhibition of contemporary Irish design and craft organised by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Shown earlier this year during London Design Festival in September, Weathering was widely regarded as one of the highlights of Tent London.
Featuring work from designers and craftspeople, the exhibition curated by Steven McNamara, showcases objects that exemplify simplicity of form, respect for materials and a keen awareness of the end user. Disciplines include furniture, wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, lighting, leather and basketry, there are also several exciting collaborations between Irish makers and internationally renowned designers. Horizon Furniture’s “Stanley Lounge Chair” in a solid frame in Irish Oak was upholstered in Donegal Tweed by Molloy & Sons; while pepper mills designed by Makers & Brothers were handcrafted by wood turner Matt Jones and Úna Burke's figurative leatherwork complements the carafe made by The Irish Handmade Glass Company