FURNITURE

by Adam Willis






Adam is a designer and maker who works in the fields of architecture, furniture and ceramics, both as a founding member of the collective Assemble and as an individual practitioner. At Assemble he has worked on projects across a wide range of scales, from the production of ceramic tableware, to the construction of a temporary cinema to, most recently, the design of a new public art gallery for Goldsmiths University.

Adam trained in architecture at the University of Cambridge, but has long been interested in making furniture alongside his work designing buildings, enjoying the hands on nature and and immediacy of working directly with materials.



WEAVING

by Inés Li-Wearing





Yikya is a company that explores the potential of handcrafted textiles, celebrating their connection to the places in which they are made. We revisit low impact, old craft methods with a contemporary design approach. A series of textiles hand woven in baby alpaca wool in northern Peru. The wool is worked by hand, producing an animated surface that evokes the grain of the natural landscape.  Yikya engages with remote weaving communities to promote the continuity of their craft and the use of local fibres.

The company was founded by Inés Li-Wearing, who is British Peruvian. She studied Architecture at the University of Cambridge, and currently works for the design firm Studioilse.