During London Design Festival 2016, The Aram Gallery presented Blend, a solo exhibition by Raw Color. The Eindhoven-based interdisciplinary design studio showed a range of products, experiments and installations that relate to its research in colour. The title Blend also refers to the various media across which the studio works: photography, textile, interactive and print.
Chromatology (2015): referencing Vincent van Gogh’s experimental colour mixing, a trio of paper-shredders acts in response to visitors’ movements, leaving a colourful paper trail
The Fans (2014): a group of fans with coloured blades are choreographed to show how colour can be blended by motion
Index (2012): a collection of towels and blankets that reveals the tones that make up coloured woven textiles
The studio also developed three new projects shown for the first time during the exhibition including: Graphic Time, a set of abstract clocks; and Blend, a series of rug prototypes for Nanimarquina.
With a firm and continued interest in how designers work and develop ideas, The Aram Gallery invited Raw Color to show how an interdisciplinary practice gets inspired from one activity to another, and the flow of ideas between self-initiated and commissioned work.
The exhibition was made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL.