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St John’s Square Pavilion
Clerkenwell Building in North East London, UK design by Cousins & Cousins + Gx Glass
12 May 2015
St John’s Square Pavilion in Clerkenwell
Design: Cousins & Cousins with Gx Glass
Location: St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, England, UK
Pavilion inspired by the colour and vibrance of Venetian glass announced for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Architects Cousins & Cousins have designed a multicoloured jewel-like pavilion on St John’s Square for Clerkenwell Design Festival 2015, in collaboration with Gx Glass – a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of glass to architectural interior designers. Drawing on the heritage of Clerkenwell as a centre of design and manufacture, such as the former Victorian glassworks at the Farmiloe Building.
‘Glaze’ offers a journey through a multitude of glass products that vary in size and colour, creating a walk through a visual wonder. The vibrant panels alternate between opaque and transparent, inspired by Venetian Murano glass. The project celebrates the various applications in construction, interiors, installation art and sculpture. A lightweight steel frame holds glass of different widths and finishes that draws the visitor towards the centre of the installation, which will host a variety of talks and workshops throughout the three-day festival.
Fully demountable and reusable, the installation is designed to highlight and celebrate the versatility of glass, its colour and the surface designs that make glass an important medium through which designers and architects can realise their ideas.
Jelena Cousins, Director of Cousins & Cousins “We wanted to convey the same excitement and interest to the installation as someone would have looking at a jewel or the Venetian glass sweet. We believe our installation will spark the imagination of the visitor of how they could use glass and make them aware of the variety on offer.”
Martin Lush, managing director at Gx Glass, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project and look forward to showcasing our range of glass products to the international design scene. The pavilion has been designed to offer an engaging and inspirational space over the event and we look forward to welcoming visitors to ‘Glaze’.”
St John’s Square Pavilion in Clerkenwell image / information from Cousins & Cousins
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