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Ready Made Go 3 at Ace Hotel Shoreditch: LDF 17

SEEN does love a jaunt to Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, where something interesting is always going on. Unafraid to put their money where their mouth is, the hotel very supportive of talented designers in this ever-expanding design district, which is girding its loins for the upcoming London Design Festival with a new round of collaborations between the hotel and Modern Design Review that will be on display in the hotel and in use by their guests.

The new pieces for the hotel, which will also make up Ace Hotel London’s Christmas retail selection, include:

• Hoi Polloi Salt & Pepper grinders by Oscar Diaz
• Bulldog Cafe display items by James Shaw
• Ceramic table-top objects by Ian McIntyre
• High Stools for Bulldog Cafe by Michael Marriott
• Coffee Tables for Lobby by Soft Baroque

Ready Made Go 3 will see a focus on sustainable and recycled materials: Smile Plastic, a sheet material created from recycled plastics, will be used by Michael Marriott in a design for high café stools. James Shaw will make cake display stands and countertop accessories for Ace Hotel’s Bulldog Edition café using Plastic Baroque, an extruded recycled plastic technique that Shaw has developed himself in his South London studio. Design duo Soft Baroque are creating a series of coffee tables for the Hotel’s lobby using an innovative new Silicastone material; Alusid, made from waste ceramics and glass.

James Shaw Plastic Baroque, courtesy of Sasa Stucin (1)

James Shaw Plastic Baroque, courtesy of Sasa Stucin (11)

James Shaw will also create a temporary installation at the entrance of Ace Hotel London using his Plastic Baroque technique for the duration of London Design Festival.

James Shaw Plastic Baroque, courtesy of Sasa Stucin (20)

This year’s Ready Made Go presentation will be complemented by the introduction of an audio guide that will give visitors a personal tour through the exhibition and provide insights into each of the designs.
Also during London Design Festival, Ace Hotel London’s window display boxes will be given over to recent London design graduates as part of an exhibition called 70 x 40 x 50 (the name references the size of the display cases). Again, curated by Modern Design Review magazine, the exhibition offers young graduates a small, but important, opportunity to showcase their work on one of London’s busiest thoroughfares. Participating designers include:

• Inge Sluijs – graduate of MA Material Futures, Central St Martins
• Callum Partridge – graduate of Metalwork Design, CASS, London Metropolitan University
• Laura Stevens – graduate of BA Textile Design, Central Saint Martins
• Nicholas Marschnel – graduate of BA Furniture and Product Design, CASS, London Metropolitan University
• Mo Tizro – graduate of BA Design Products, Ravensbourne College
• Sylvain Bellis – graduate of MA Design Products, Royal College of Art
• Victoria Andrew – graduate of MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art
• Will Drye – graduate of BA Design Products, Kingston University

Exhibition Opening Hours: 19th – 24th September, 9AM – 5.30PM

Ace Hotel Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High Sreet
E1 6JQ


Images courtesy of Sasa Stucin

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