Design is a State of Mind at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Design is a State of Mind, a new show at the Serpentine Sackler Galley curated by Martino Gamper. Martino is one of the designers working with Tomorrow’s client J HILL’s Standard, so we were keen to see what Martino had created in the new Serpentine space. The premise of the show is a simple one. Martino has asked a series of people from the design world such as Jurgen Bay, Max Lamb and Gemma Holt and Ron Arad to supply a collection of their favourite personal possessions, which have then been displayed on series of wonderful vintage shelves from the likes of Franco Albini, Ettore Sottsass, Ponti, Andrea Branzi, Charlotte Perriand, Alvar Aalto, Vitsoe and Ercol. Naturally there are also a number of shelves created by Gamper himself. The result is an engaging exhibition full of interesting curiosities. My favourites? Michael Anastassiades beautiful collection of perfectly round stones and a magical collection of Oiva Toikka paperweights on an intricate Franco Albini shelving system.

Design is a State of Mind, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Until 21 April 2014