Showcasing the diversity of the UK’s craft and design talent is critical during these unprecedented times. In Design-Nation’s first landmark project, ‘20 Makers, 20 Objects’, the craft champions have curated an online showcase that celebrates selected signature pieces of design from our network.
Incorporating a wide array of materials and practices, ‘20 Makers, 20 Objects’ demonstrates some of the most innovative and enduring artworks and products that Design Nation members have created to date.
In a simple brief, their membership of over 250 designers and makers were asked: ‘Do you have an artwork or product that is successful, in demand, aesthetically pleasing, innovative, that absolutely exemplifies you as a designer-maker, and epitomises what your practice is about? What piece of work do you consider to be the perfect example of your signature style?’
With the high calibre of members’ work, Design-Nation received a huge number of exceptional applications, and as a consequence, the selection process proved to be quite a challenge. The final twenty makers chosen to take part in the project are scattered widely across the UK and are representative of Design-Nation’s far-reaching programme.
They include: Angus Ross, BAKKU (above) A, Benefield Spencer Glass, Bronwen Gwillim, Emily Jo Gibbs, ERADU, Hannah Lobley, Jacky Puzey, Janine Partington, Josie Walter, Katie Lowe, Laura-Jane Atkinson, Linda Bloomfield, Majeda Clarke, Michelle House, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Sally Burnett (top), Sasha Wardell (below), Snowden Flood, Zara Schofield.