Courtesy of Gallery FUMI" > Glass, Silvered Nails / H80 x W130 x D3 cm
Courtesy of Gallery FUMI" >
Gallery FUMI is the place to find intelligent, original design for those who are curious about the world.
FUMI promotes a unique vision: a distinctive aesthetic, based on a curiosity about materials and what they can do, and it fosters attitudes to object-making which are gestural and playful. It combines the beautiful with the teasingly provocative and recognizes the sheer power of objects to communicate ideas.
Gallery FUMI has developed deep, longstanding and supportive relationships with a selected cohort of British and international designers, established and rising, who have a shared commitment to materials and how they may be explored and challenged, physically and conceptually.
Unafraid of the unconventional, FUMI embraces change and the new, while promoting the value of craftsmanship. Objects are usually made by hand by the designer, in a small workshop context, or in small-batch production by specialist crafts practitioners. Many use traditional techniques: carving; glass blowing; cabinetry; lacquering; meticulous hand assemblage; but also: disassembly; burning; and digital technologies. There is an emphasis on the satisfyingly tactile as well as the purely visual, and significance is placed on the emotional as well as the practical value of craft practice.
Gallery FUMI was established in Shoreditch, London in 2008. It's directors Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt have built enduring creative relationships with clients, architects, interior designers and collectors and a reputation for applying humanity and humor to deliver original design solutions. They run a growing program of exhibitions in their galleries in London and Porto Cervo, Sardinia, alongside a presence at international design fairs. They marry a close understanding of the potential of their designers with a keen knowledge of the market to commission exclusive, low-volume, limited editions. In October 2014 AD Spain voted FUMI one of the Top Ten ‘Temples of Design’ in the world.