Parsons & Charlesworth: Spectacular Vernacular

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Sep 10 2016 - Jan 22 2017

Spectacular Vernacular is the first major solo exhibition of work by the design studio Parsons & Charlesworth, formally founded by British husband and wife Tim Parsons and Jessi­ca Charlesworth in 2014 after years of informal collaboration. Showing three distinct facets of their creative practice – observation, experimen­tation and speculation – the exhibition reveals how Parsons & Charlesworth mix their craft and industrial design backgrounds with influences from fiction, science and the arts. The multifaceted approach explores the rhetorical as well as the practical oppor­tunities of designed objects, making the case for independent design practice as a critical response and essen­tial adjunct to the corporate design world.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • British
  • Contemporary
  • Design
  • Tim Parsons
  • Jessi­ca Charlesworth

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