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Wednesday, September 03, 2008


i keep on running into individual works made by members of the OKAYstudio, and thinking how interesting it is compared to most of the stuff i see at the moment, and then realising it's made by this same creative bunch of people.

They're a diverse group of 7 graduates from the RCA London, one of the institutions i wish i could study at, or at least live near so i could check out their exhibitions every year.
i'm not sure of the way they work, but they seem to have something special going on between them, because they have a consistently high standard of thought. So besides the fact that their name is not so good to google, they're pretty neat. they've got that clever thing going on, without trying too hard in that way which can be offputting

here's the Pivot cabinet for Arco by member Shay Alkalay

Clampology and Jar Tops by member Jorre Van Ast

From Above and Scantling lamp by member Matthias Hahn

splinched from Dezeen ...

London-based designers OKAY Studio will exhibit their work at The Aram Gallery this month, in a show called Under the Same Roof.

OKAY Studio is a collective of individual designers sharing a bit more than a workspace. Each has broken their own ground, with some also working for leading design studios while others work on consultancy projects. As a collective they share a drive to generate self-initiated projects, produce work with their own clients and exhibit in galleries and museums internationally. This will be the first curated exhibition of the group. Coming from different countries, all nine designers at OKAY Studio met while studying on the Royal College of Art’s Design Products course, and have continued working alongside each other, sharing resources and sometimes collaborating on client work and exhibitions.

Under the Same Roof will be a unique insight into the way this group has set up their way of working in London. The exhibition will transform the Aram Gallery into a series of ‘rooms’ that will represent the working spaces of each of the members of the studio, reflecting on how they operate successfully as colleagues rather than as a branded consultancy. Above and below: Elipse table by Peter Marigold.

Collectively, the exhibition will explore how, just as in London, many different approaches to life and a creative existence are possible under the same roof offering insight into the ambient ongoing process of being a designer in London today. The ‘roof’, or ceiling, of the gallery will be a unique installation of drawings, sketch models, workshop jigs, failed projects and other studio ephemera that form each of the members’ daily studio existence. Below: Mr Light series.

Under the Same Roof will exhibit the work of: Shay Alkalay, Tomas Alonso, Jordi Canudas, Mathias Hahn, Peter Marigold, Yael Mer, Oscar Narud, Hiroko Shiratori and Jorre van Ast.

Curator: Daniel Charny
Assistant Curator: Alison Norris
Director: Zeev Aram

Exhibition open 18 September – 8 November 2008
Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm (Thurs until 7pm)

The Aram Gallery,
110 Drury Lane,
London, WC2B 5SG


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