Fulham Riverside, London

Dais collaborated with Conran and Partners and Barratt Homes commissioning a collection of artworks for the public foyer of Fulham Riverside, London.

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Fulham Riverside is a development located on Townmead Road by Fulham Wharf. The complex includes a large group of apartments, public gardens and waterfront café. Artworks commissioned included a large-scale hanging sculpture by Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada and five textile wall hangings by Greek artist Ismini Samanidou.

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The artworks were commissioned to create a subtle story of Fulham Riverside's history and make a memorable space for visitors and residents of the area.

Combining a large-scale industrial base made of galvanised aluminium and a group of delicate hanging ceramic leaves, Yamada’s sculptural work references both the industrial past of Fulham Riverside and its historical roots as an area of market gardens and wild meadowland.

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Samanidou's five textile panels reflect the changing character of Fulham Wharf; from its origins as meadowland, the industrialisation of the site in the 19th century, through to its re-generation today. The artist worked with archival maps of the site, as well as her own photography, to assemble visual studies which were then transformed into woven textiles.

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The textiles were inspired by the colour palette of Turner’s seascapes; a connection that was made with the quality of light found at Fulham Wharf. The panels were produced using a combination of linens and metallic yarns that were woven on an industrial jacquard loom.

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