Collect 2005

Fair  /  12 Jan 2005  -  17 Jan 2005
Published: 22.01.2007
Collect 2005.
Victoria and AlbertMuseum, London
Joanna Scott
Otto Künzli. : Heart. Hard foam, lacquer, steel. h 9.5 x w 9 x d 4.5cm. Photograph: Otto Künzli. Otto Künzli
: Heart
Hard foam, lacquer, steel
h 9.5 x w 9 x d 4.5cm
Photograph: Otto Künzli
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COLLECT 2005, The international art fair for contemporary objects, will be presented by the Crafts Council at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London next January. Leading UK and international applied arts galleries consider COLLECT the perfect platform to showcase new work by the artists they represent, making it one of the best opportunities to view and buy work from some of the top names in the contemporary applied arts scene.

COLLECT 2005 will take place between 12 and 17 January in the Temporary Exhibition Galleries at the V&A, London. The first COLLECT, organised by the Craft Council in February 2004, was an unprecedented success, attracting 10,000+ visitors and generating over £1m in sales in just four and a half days. Exhibitor selection is rigorous, ensuring that the objects displayed are of an incredibly high standard.

COLLECT 2005 will offer a dynamic mix of galleries showing work by their principal artists and installations specially created for the fair. Galleries from the UK, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands will be exhibiting. On sale will be contemporary objects in glass, ceramic, metal and textiles, furniture and a wide range of art jewellery, with prices from £500.

Karen Turner, Acting Director of the Crafts Council comments, “The Crafts Council was delighted with the response to the launch COLLECT at the V&A in February 2004. The galleries and artists presented an outstanding array of work, and levels of attendance and sales to both established and new collectors demonstrated that public interest in the applied arts is at an all time high. Plans for COLLECT 2005 are now underway, and by adding two days to the run of the show we have the opportunity to introduce even more people to this dynamic area of the visual arts.”
Robert Smit. : Cwrt from Tyr-lan. gold, silver, lead, paint. l. 162 w.108 d. 7mm. Photograph: Robert Smit. Robert Smit
: Cwrt from Tyr-lan
gold, silver, lead, paint
l. 162 w.108 d. 7mm
Photograph: Robert Smit
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Andi Gut. : Mimesen. Nylon, gold, pearls, steel. 1.5 - 16 cm. Photograph: Reinhard Zimmermann. Andi Gut
: Mimesen
Nylon, gold, pearls, steel
1.5 - 16 cm
Photograph: Reinhard Zimmermann
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Maria Jauhianen. : Lehti. Silver, powder coated. h 9 x w 30 x d 31cm. Photograph :Sussie Ahlburg. Maria Jauhianen
: Lehti
Silver, powder coated
h 9 x w 30 x d 31cm
Photograph :Sussie Ahlburg
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