poeticforms: the work of uruguayan poet juana de ibarbourou. london design festival 2019.
channeling the work of one of uruguay’s most-renowned creatives, poet juana de ibarbourou inspires nine design studios who will each reimagine one of her poems for poetic forms: the work of uruguayan poet juana de ibarbourou.
curated by london-based uruguay and designer, matteo fogale, uruguay’s contemporary creative studios have distilled the work of ibarbourou into furniture, accessories and textiles in a celebration of the centenary of las lenguas de diamante, a book that catapulted juana de ibarbourou instantaneous success both nationally and internationally upon its publication in 1919.
las lenguas de diamante features a series of poems that celebrate the body and its relationship with nature, and each of the creatives has taken one or multiple poems as the starting point for their designs.
14-22 september 2019
thu–fri (trade only) 10am–7pm, sat (trade and public) 11am–6pm, sun (trade and public) 11am–5pm
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