Some work by Liliana Ovalle




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Open Fires
Sinkhole Vessels
Vera Thinks of Boxes
Looking Pewter
The Chroma Season
Colour Me Tables
Piedras Tables
Piedras Lamp

El Otro (de los Mugrosos)
Table Stripping
Crash Bench
Fragment of a Staircase
Fuego Lento
Altar in a Corner
Table Shedding

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Recently: Open Fires at Great Design Gallery

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  Open Fires
Photo © Marco Illuminati

Open Fires, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050ºwas presented at Great Design Gallery. The solo exhibition was accompanied by a new series of illustrations portraying the making process.

65, Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris
9 January – 20 February 2016
Opening Times 14.30 - 19 hrs

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An artible by Oli Stratford on the project...

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  Open Fires

Open Fires at Brompton Design District

Open Fires features the latest explorations by Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º around the firing process used in vernacular ceramics in Oaxaca. The project comprises a variety of exercises where clay pieces are fired in particular geometric setups created with sand, dung and agave leaves. Each composition acquires black traces of smoke and coal, a permanent imprint of the fire they were exposed to.

Press Release...
More information and images of the process behind Open Fires at Curator's visual notes...
Brompton Design District

21-27 September 2015

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  Fragment of a Staircase Chatwiorth
Photo © Chatsworth

Fragment of a Staircase at Chatsworth

Fragment of a Staircase is currently shown at the exhibition ‘Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth' which features contemporary seating to be experienced throughout the historic house. The exhibition, curated by Hannah Obee, include works by Marc Newson, Amanda Levete, Raw-Edges amongst others.

Make Yourserlf Comfortable at Chatsworth
28 March – 23 October 2015

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  Sinkholes at MAD

Sinkhole Vessels joins the permanent collection of MAD

I am delighted to announce that Sinkhole Vessels is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The ceramic pieces produced in collaboration with Colectivo 1050 were featured in the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, curated by Lowery Simms. (Photo © Eric Scott)

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Interview with Anna Carnick on the exhibition and the project...

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Talents à la Carte, Jan 23-27

We are very glad to be selected for this year's edition of Talents à la Carte at Maison Objet. Totem and other projects will be shown during the fair in Paris.

Maison & Objet
Jan 23-27 2015

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Photography by Petr Krejci

Claroscuro Benches for AHEC at 100% Design London

Claroscuro is now being presented at 100% Design during the London Design Festival. The tulipwood benches, commisioned by the American Hardwood Export Council for Clerkenwell Design Week is part of the show 'Five' which includes a series of objetcs and furniture designed by members of the London-based collective Okay Studio: Liliana Ovalle, Mathias Hahn, Ed Swan, Hunting Narud, Andrew Haythornthwaite & Peter Marigold.

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Sinkhole Vessels at Gallery Libby Sellers

Sinkhole Vessels, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050º, was presented at Grandmateria III at Gallery Libby Sellers. The exhibition, which included works by Lex Pott, Peter Marigold and Paola Petrobelli, followed the trajectory of previous 'Grandmateria' exhibitions.

Grandemateria III took place from September 4th to October 5th, 2013.

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Cumulo at Loose Thread, LDF 2013

Cumulo, a new set of carafe and glasses was presented at Loose Thread, an exhibition with Okay Studio & Friends at Mod_ular Blank, during the London Desing Festival 2013.

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Photography by severafrahm

Sinkhole Vessels at Depot Basel, June 2013

We were very pleased to launch Sinkhole Vessels, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050º, at Exhibition 15: Craft & Drawing, organized and curated by Depot Basel. The show, which opened during the Art Fair in Basel, included the work of 13 designers, making an emphasis on the different correlations between design and drawing.

The exhibition took place from June 12 to June 29 2013.

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Vera Thinks of Boxes

Vera Thinks of Boxes is part of the second collection of objects commissioned by Vera, a project orchestrated by Kirsty Minns and Érika Muller (KM and ÉM) which evolves around a fictional character inspired by a series of found photographs.

A group of artist and designers were commissioned to respond to one photo in order to expand Vera’s material and sensorial world, contributing to the second chapter of her collective ficitonal biography.

The collectionVera Chapter Two was presented at the Brompton Design District during the London Design Festival, and more recently at Biennale Interieur 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

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Colour Me Blue and The Chroma Season

The Chroma Season, an exhibiton curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò, was presented at Plusdesign Gallery during the Salone di Mobile 2012. The exhibition featured a variety of furniture pieces exploring the use of color a a means to bring a new significance to an object.

The exhibition included the brand-new desk Colour Me Blue and some experimental Samples of Colour specially commissioned by Plusdesign Gallery, as well as the side tables Colour Me Green and Colour Me Red, and the Patio carpet produced by Nodus.

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