Fordlandia

WHEN:

From 16th September 2016 to 10th December 2016
Free Entry

WHERE:

Fashion Space Gallery, 20 John Prince's Street, London, W1G 0BJ

WHAT:

Fordlândia was built in the wilderness of the Amazon by American industrialist Henry Ford in the late 1920’s to secure a supply of rubber for his car empire.

The project will feature a collection of furniture and products which use natural rubber and other materials from the forest and reference the Brazilian tropical modernist movement.

Studio Swine have also collaborated with LCF MA Menswear alumni Emma Fenton Villar and BA Textile student Erica Weide in creating three denim workwear jackets and a denim wall-hanging and a textile screen respectively.

An especially commissioned film that charts Studio Swine’s research process – from visiting Ebonite factories to the abandoned town in the Brazilian rainforest itself – will be shown in the space. Together the pieces will create an imagined domestic environment in the gallery.

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Last week to see #Fordlandia exhibition at @fashionspacegallery, which closes 10 December. In partnership with @studio_wine, the exhibition is inspired by #HenryFord’s failed city in the Brazilian #Amazon. Head to the exhibition to see furniture, photography and products that reference the Brazilian tropical modernist movement and automotive industry. Image credit: @british_design
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Instagram userlcflondon_ – 3 months ago
Check out Design Daily's great review of @FashionSpaceLDN's latest exhibition #Fordlandia by @StudioSwine https://t.co/aKhVRDlukl
Twitter userLCFLondon – 5 months ago
#Repost @wallpapermag ・・・
@studio_swine showing us around Fordlandia, their solo exhibition at London's @fashionspacegallery inspired by Henry Ford's factory town in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. The pair is shown here with the Thomas Heatherwick-designed #FrictionCover of our October 20th anniversary issue
#studioswine #fordlandia #wallpaper20 #heatherwickstudio (📷: @tf_chan)
Instagram userfashionspacegallery – 5 months ago
Fashion Space Gallery presents Fordlandia, an exhibition of work by Studio Swine. Until Saturday 10 December 2016… https://t.co/zpoQZnjWoO
Twitter userAfter Nyne Magazine – 6 months ago
The insightful Fordlandia exhibition fusing art, design and fashion has just opened at @FashionSpaceLDN:… https://t.co/JRRP8WXZ6U
Twitter userJust Opened London – 6 months ago

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