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The Future of Work

One of the shows I am participating in during the London Design Festival come down for a chat around the water cooler and a cup of instant coffee.

Bacterial Plywood Material exhibiting at London Design Festival

Bacterial Plywood Material exhibiting at London Design Festival

Bacterial Plywood Material exhibiting at London Design Festival

2016 Workshops At Headington School

Great fun running workshops with Rain Wu and Store Projects at Headington School in Oxford.

Bacterial Plywood Material exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week

Exhibiting Bacterial Material at Clerkenwell this year, in a show organised by Ineke Hans along with Adam Guy Blencowe, Thor Ter Kulve and Paula Arntzen

Bacterial Plywood Material exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week

January 2016

Hanging out at the Cologne Furniture Fair with these Guys

James Shaw exhibting rodular beech wooden chairs and stools at Cologne Furniture Fair

January 2016 (Book)

See you in Spring Northern Hemisphere.

Huts of New Zealand

Workshop October 2015

Carving Spoons in Plastic Wood workshop run with Grizedale Arts in Coniston Village Hall

Design Workshop Plastic Wood Spoon Carving with Grizedale Arts in Coniston

Residency October 2015

Out on residence @ Grizedale Arts in the Lake District

Art Design Residency at Grizedale Arts in the Lake District

Black and White Well Proven Stools

The new edition Black and White Well Proven Stools are now available at Transnatural

Black and White Well Proven Stools at Transnatural

Craft in the Age of Anti-Authenticity at The Future Laboratory

James was invited by trend forcasters LSN Global to talk at their event investigating craft and authenticity and how their relation to marketing.

James Shaw talking at the Future Laboratory

Moustache Favoris

James Shaw Moustache Paris Exhibtion

WORKSHOPS Tearing Stuff Apart

Over the last few months I have been involved in running a project titled Tearing Stuff Apart, a collaboration between four artists/designers and four scientists. We have been working together to deliver a series of workshops to a community group on topics around consumption and climate change, bringing together an incredibly diverse group of people to dismantle and map toasters, collect pigments from post industrial parklands, grow algae from washing powders and measure the air quality outside McDonalds

Environmental design workshop

Environmental design workshop

Environmental design workshop

Waldorf Project Chapter Three Spring 2015


IN THE FUTURE ALL FOOD WILL BE LIQUID. The Waldorf Project Chapter three presents a futuristic, immersive, eating experience in a tunnel near King's Cross. I have designed a collection of devices, implements and containers which re-imagine how we might present and consume these liquids.

future food design

future food design

future food design

Milan 2015

Just returned from another Milan. New White edition Well Proven Stools Out Now!

Well Proven Stools in Milan design week

Stromboli Collection @ Mint LDF 2014

One of the outcomes from our trip to the volcanic island of Stromboli has been a new collection of Well Proven Furniture incorporating minerals from the island. The pieces will be launching at Mint during the London Design Festival

Well Proven Stools in Milan design week

HydroDipz for LDF 2014

A new collaboration with Nicholas Gardner, exploring the process of Hydrographic Transfer will be presented in a window exhibition at YourStudio, 54 Rivington Street in the heart of the Shoreditch triangle.

hydrographic designer desk set

Plastic Baroque @ ARAM

The Aram Gallery invited me to take part in a show titled "Future Stars" launching during the London Design Festival, in this show I will be exhibiting a new collection from The Plastic Baroque series.

Plastic Baroque design LDF 2015

Stromboli

Marjan and I have just returned from a research trip to the volcanic island of Stromboli where we have spent a week peering into magma spurting crators and looking at rocks. The trip was kindly arranged and sponsored for us by the Fiorucci Trust.

stromboli design residency

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Well Proven Stool at MOMA

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that The Well Proven Stool has been acquired to become part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The collection comprises some of the most important icons of design from around the world.

James Shaw at MOMA

The Future Room at John Lewis

Last night saw the celebration of 150 years of John Lewis at their flagship store on Oxford Street, we were kindly invited to take part in an exhibition called 'The Future Room' which examines the future of design.

James Shaw at John Lewis

Well Proven Stool in Milan

Marjan and I are launching our new Well Proven Stool in Milan this week, the stool will be distributed through the Dutch Label Transnatural and will be on show with the rest of their collection in Lambrate. We have also been selected to take part in a show of work by RCA Alumni from the past 10 years which will be on display as a part of Salone Satelitte in the Fiera.

Well Proven Stool at Milan design week

Works Collective @ Heal's. Be there.

James Shaw craft at Heals

Well Proven Chair Wins Arc Award

James Shaw craft at Heals

Across RCA Food Architecture Workshop

Ola Mirecka, Sasa Stucin and myself have just spent the last week taking a group of MA students from the RCA to jam factories, ancient monuments, salt marshes and cider presses. As well as this we have blown sugar glass built porridge towers and discussed the politics of mushrooms. Food Architecture.

Food design research workshop

Food design research workshop

Food design research workshop

Autumn 2013 ACROSS RCA FOOD ARCHITECTURE

Together with Sasa Stucin and Ola Mirecka we have spent a week running around the English countryside, visiting everyone from ancient cider brewers, jam makers, salt repositories, and ancient monuments in an attempt to explore the concept of 'Food Architecture'. This was a week long workshop we delivered to 15 postgraduate students exploring the political and

James Shaw at Christies

James Shaw at Christies

London Design Festival 2013

YourStudio will be showing some of my pieces in their window exhibition on Rivington Street for LDF. An exciting selection around the theme of the British Landscape featuring some incredible instagram descriptions of tweed amongst others.

James Shaw designs in Shoreditch London

London Design Festival 2013

Selected works from 19 Greek Street will be on show at Sketch in Mayfair, opening on Monday 16th with a discussion between Marc Peridis, Dan Rubenstein, Christina Schou Christensen and myself

James Shaw designs at Sketch in Mayfair London

Wonderland at 19 Greek Street for London Design Festival 2013

The Well Proven Show is featuring at a new show opening at 19 Greek Street Gallery in Soho, opening for LDF

James Shaw designs in Soho London

London Design Festival 2013

Going Into Business Sale, collection of new works from this year's RCA graduates, presenting Plastic Realities Hardware and my collaborative project with Ola Mirecka- Polski Sklep.goingintobusiness.co.uk

James Shaw designs sale in Shoreditch London

June 20th 2013

RCA Show 2013 is now open to the public, 12-8pm every day until the 30th of June (except 28th) see here for more info show2013.rca.ac.uk

James Shaw RCA graduation Show 2013

June 17st 2013

Finally we are here...

James Shaw RCA graduation Show 2013

June 1st 2013

Getting messy but getting close

James Shaw RCA graduation Show 2013

March 21st 2013

Now open

James Shaw Designs of the year design Museum

James Shaw Designs of the year design Museum

February 19th 2013

AHEC have taken the Well Proven Chair to exhibit at the Stockholm Furniture Fair Marjan and I sat in on a panel discussion with Disegno, see a transcript here

James Shaw design talk in Stockholm

February 8th 2013

The Well Proven Chair has been nominated for a Design Museum Design of the Year Award and will be exhibited in the exhibition.

James Shaw design talk in Stockholm

October 20th 2012

A small cohort of Royal College of Art graduates and myself are exhibiting in "RCA Collective 2012" for Dutch Design Week, see here for more information. Images courtesy of Sam Weller.

James Shaw design show in Eindhoven

James Shaw design show in Eindhoven

October 2012

RAES has returned from another exciting adventure please come to Gallop, Committee's Gallery/Shop, in Deptford to see the an Exhibition of the Expedition. Tom Gottelier and myself took fifteen Design Products students on a trip to the Merz Barn in the Langdale valley, where we explored ideas of urbanity versus rurality.



James Shaw food design Cumbria

September 14th-23rd 2012

Out of The Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs at the V&A Museum, where you can see the results of the collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council, Benchmark Furniture and the Royal College of Art.

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September 23rd 2012

If you happen to be in Warsaw today, head over to the park to see "I Wish I Wish I Were A Fish" an installation produced by Ola Mirecka and myself with Fundacja Form i Ksztaltow.

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July 2012

I have just returned from a weeks camping in Terence Conran's garden where I have been Working with Marjan van Aubel I have been developing an exciting new material from waste wood. The project has been a collaboration between the RCA and the American Hardwood Export Council. We have also been helped along by Benchmark Furniture who kindly let us spend a week in their factory as well as craftsmen geniuses Sebastian Cox, Liam Treanor, Mike Bradley and Will Reed. The chairs produced during the project will be some of the first pieces of furniture subjected to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) an important tool for measuring and comparing environmental impacts of manufactured goods.

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5th of July 2012

My Ray Cabinets are launching down at Heals Tottenham Court Road store today.

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March 2012

Platform 10 of Design Products has just returned from the tundras of Iceland where under the excellent guidence of Nelly Ben Hayoun we formed the Bureau Odyssey. Please click here for a video and further information about the project.

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February 1st-6th 2012

come to GRIST! the RCA interim show where you can enjoy Movey, a collaborative project between myself, James Cadogan, Ola Mirecka and Joeseph Pipal exploring notions of cinematic narrative and visual devices. Bring along your camera phone or even just camera and you can make your own MOVIE/MOVEY see a sample here

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