PIERO PORTALUPPI with Nicolo Castellini Baldissera and cc-tapis

Renowned Interior Designer and rug company, rediscover Milanese heritage in carpet form through Portaluppi’s patterns. 

The gallery built in 2011 by renowned architect David Chipperfield, stands on a small island overlooking the Calder river in Wakefield, Yorkshire. The striking and angular architecture of the building, contrasts hugely with the surrounding buildings and environment, calling attention upon itself. Inside you can find modern British art, “including works by Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore”. Outside, you encounter Tom Stuart Smith’s vibrant garden.

The garden,  connects the more angular gallery and the softer Victorian Rutland Mills buildings.

The workshop ...
Inspired by nature, design for people. Fun, creative, breaking down barrier between gardens, designers. Nurturing nature- Hassell studio-competition..

“the artist shows us the beauty of a small world that is still beautiful even when deprived of life”   

The workshop located in Tom Stuart Smith’s Wakefield garden, consisted of brainstorming, imagining and exploring a new concept for the front garden, one that is currently wild and unmantained. The workshop was free, we let our creativity dance. All ideas where welcomed. Working in groups, we came up with a concept that would contrast the existing garden, but that would at the same time celebrate the mining history of Wakefield. A garden that would show all steps of succesion, going back to death and sparking life again, showing the cyclical nature of life.