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Under The Same Roof

18 September – 8 November 2008

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 transformed The Aram Gallery into a series of ‘rooms’ that represented 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. 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 was 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.


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


The Aram Gallery is delighted to invite these nine emerging professionals to exhibit new and, as yet unseen work and promises to deliver an exciting addition to the gallery’s programme. 

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