• Super Contemporary

Charny, Daniel, Show, Exhibition or Event, Super Contemporary

Abstract or Description:

Interview with the Design Museum for inclusion in the exhibition:

The interview overall, focuses primarily on people and places that have been significant in shaping London’s fashion scene. In relation to my work and career, fashion in the 70s, how it has changed over the decades, and London’s role in educating the fashion designers for the future.

“Super Contemporary” was a landmark exhibition that traces the city’s creative networks and maps the impace of London’s rich design history. The exhibition highlighted the creative draw that is unique to London wherein many designers from around the world choose the city to learn, work and establish a name within the industry. It explores what it is that has made design in London so special and asks some of the exciting talents what London means to them. It charts key moments and influential figures within the design world alongside commissioned work which will reveal designers’ unique relationship with the city.

I created, for the Design Museum exhibition a wall chart map of my London, which was a collage of words and images that communicates my creative London from 1968 to the present day. The maps from 15 of Londons’ leading contributors are a main feature of the exhibition sitting alongside a series of commissioned work and against the backdrop of a timeline charting the last 50 years of creative activity in London.

The 15 commissions from London’s future stars and its current elite, including
fashion designer Paul Smith, designer Thomas Heatherwick and product designer
Ron Arad, form the centre of the exhibition. Their brief was to give something back to
the metropolis in which they have made their name, and their designs, to be
revealed in the exhibition, reflect acute and varied observations on London life.
Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum comments, “There is no London style,
it’s the city in which designers can be themselves. It’s where art and fashion,
architecture and design mix with combustible results. And this is a moment to look
at what makes London special, and what lies in store”
Super Contemporary is on tour at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, from 27th August until 27th November 2011

ContributionNameRCA ID
CollaboratorDagworthy, Wendy9810030003323
Super ContemporaryDesign Museum, Shad Thames. London3 June-4th Oct 2009Mixed show
Official URL: http://supercontemporary.co.uk/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 16:02
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:24
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/558
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