Arney Fender Katsalidis and Red Deer Create Installation for the London Festival of Architecture

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01 June 2017

Arney Fender Katsalidis and Red Deer Create Installation for the London Festival of Architecture

By Arney Fender Katsalidis and Red Deer

Global architecture and interiors practice Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) is excited to announce a collaboration with Reed Deer, a Shoreditch design studio, to create a pop-up installation as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

The installation, called the ‘Cloud’, will celebrate East London’s creative and collaborative diversity, while embodying these values, being produced through a Shoreditch-based design partnership.

The Cloud will be installed for the duration of the LFA17 in the courtyard between the two buildings where Arney Fender Katsalidis is located. It will be composed of 2,000 ‘pillows’ made of  bio-degradable plastic bags that will be clustered together to create an interconnecting, undulating canopy suspended above the courtyard space. The installation will be lit by a third collaboration partner, lighting studio Voodoo Vision.

A preview of the Cloud will be presented as part of Arney Fender Katsalidis’ participation in the festival’s Open Studios programme. The studio will be opening its doors on Friday 16th June 4.30 PM – 7.30 PM and on Saturday 17th from 10.30– 3:30 PM. The installation will then be unveiled on the evening of Thursday 13th July at a private party hosted by Arney Fender Katsalidis.

Red Deer is the studio which, with Box 9 Design, created SMOKESTAK, a restaurant in Shoreditch conceived as “a workshop dedicated to the sensory and textural aspects of smoke, wood and the craft of smoking meat”.

Lucas Che Tizard of Red Deer said:

“The Cloud is an installation that’s a physical representation of the virtual online data cloud. We wanted to focus on the notiovn of collaboration and we soon realised that most creatives use online clouds to share information. It therefore seemed fitting to create a cloud. We also wanted to express the data movement in some form so we decided that lighting would be a good solution for this. Fades and flashes therefore correspond to the data traffic being sent and received from Arney Fender Katsalidis. Fades represent low-level traffic while flashes represent high-level traffic.”

Earle Arney, CEO of Arney Fender Katsalidis, said:

“Collaboration is in our DNA here at Arney Fender Katsalidis – whether we’re working across continents with our colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne or among our incredibly diverse and international team here in London - and we wanted to celebrate that as we take part in LFA17. We’d like to create an installation to surprise, delight and inspire our staff, clients and visitors to our studios while exploring a creative collaboration with the excellent Red Deer studio.
We’re thrilled to be taking part in open studios in June where visitors can have a sneak preview of the Cloud and we can’t wait to celebrate the best of our creative design capital with the completed installation at our summer party.”


For more information, please contact:

Ruby Kingsmill
DL: +44 (0) 20 7392 1986