About Studio Weave
Studio Weave is a young energetic design practice working on art and architecture commissions across the country. We are currently working on a diverse set of projects from creating the world’s longest bench along the south coast, to enhancing a number of high profile and heritage public spaces in the City of London, and we recently completed two allegorical pavilions at Kielder Water and Forest in Northumberland.
We have done work for several local authorities including Arun, Blackburn with Darwen, the City of London, North Somerset and South Tyneside; as well as for art and architecture festivals and foundations including The Architecture Foundation, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Glastonbury Festival, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Kielder Art and architecture, the London Festival of Architecture, and Wysing Arts Centre. Our work has been published in magazines and books in the UK, Europe and Asia and we recently won the Prize for Best First Time Exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2009.
We aim to create places through playing into and exploring the narratives of spaces. It is important to us that our projects grow from the unique aspects of a place, through its physical and geographical qualities, its use both currently and historically, as well as its myths and legends. We particularly appreciate the quirky and eccentric characteristics that make somewhere distinctive. We have used stories as a way to personify landscapes and design proposals, and have even realised designs that fictional characters have designed themselves!
Alongside and contributing to our design projects, we are involved in many other activities including singing, teaching, research, writing stories and pursuing cross-disciplinary collaborations.