Aram Graduate Show
21st July - 23rd August 2014
Aram Graduates 2014 takes its cue from the Aram Designs Graduate Shows which ran between 1988 & 1992. These shows were the first displays of work by designers such as Sebastian Bergne, Adam Brinkworth, Tom Lloyd, Konstantin Grcic, Thomas Heatherwick, Wakako Kishimoto and Luke Pearson amongst others.
Searching for experimental young designers, Director of The Aram Gallery and Chairman of Aram Designs Ltd. Zeev Aram, would travel up and down the country, picking up the most innovative of designs from the latest crop of graduates. His selection, sometimes totaling over 70 designers from over 50 colleges and universities, was displayed in his Showroom in Covent Garden.
Of the shows he says ‘These graduate shows were a non-commercial exercise whose raison d’être was to provide support for young designers and to show their ideas at a crucial stage of their development.’
This summer the gallery revisits this significant moment in Aram’s history with a pick of the freshest graduates from 2014. This new show presents the work of 26 designers graduating from UK design schools, providing them with a platform to show their work to a broad industry audience.
Disciplines on show include product, furniture, fashion, textiles & graphics from Bath Spa University, Birmingham City University, University of Brighton, Buckinghamshire New University, Camberwell School of Art, Central St Martins, University of Huddersfield, Kingston University, London Metropolitan University (The Cass), Loughborough School of Art, Nottingham Trent University, Royal College of Art, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Creative Arts Rochester