As part of the 2011 London Design festival, Marion Friedmann Gallery presents Enlightened Waste, the first UK exhibition to showcase the work of French-Mexican designer Thierry Jeannot and Austrian artist Gisela Stiegler. Both Thierry Jeannot and Gisela Stiegler use waste packaging material to create enchanting light sculptures.
The exhibition will be conceived as a magnificent light installation accompanied by sculptural furniture. Jeannot will also exhibit his new jewellery collection – made similarly with elements of the pet bottle – and will mount a special installation of the pieces. Stiegler will display a series of lamps – standing and pendant lights as well as shelving-consoles.
By re-staging our unwanted material the designers demonstrate pure and genuine upcycling, reminding us to value and respect our resources and look at the possibilities for raw material afresh.
Enlightened Waste is open during London Design Festival at the Brompton Design District 17-15 September 2011, daily 11am – 6pm.