Thursday, September 08, 2011

INDUSTRY Gallery D.C. Presents Meltdown by Tom Price

21st Century Design Gallery presents
new work by TOM PRICE
September 10 - October 22, 2011

Meet Tom Price Opening Night, September 10th. Reception 6-8 pm

INDUSTRY will be launching its Fall 2011 design season with the first U.S. solo exhibition of work by innovative British artist and designer, Tom Price. Specializing in modern furniture products, sculpture and lighting design, process plays a key role in Price’s work which has been bought by international museums, galleries and private collectors. Much of Price’s work is made using unconventional materials. In fact, he often finds it necessary to invent new tools and techniques in order to get the required results from certain fabrications. But Price sees this as an intrinsic part of the overall designand narrative.

Included in this exhibition will be Price’s coveted Meltdown Chairs—a series of unique furniture pieces made by melting a seat shape into a sculpted assembly of commonplace plastic products using a specially designed heated former. Original to this exhibit is an homage to DC. When he visited last spring, Price fell in love with the area’s iconic cherry trees. Inspired by them, he has constructed a series of sweeping sculptures out of plastic tubing, referencing the shapes of the trees and their blossoms. They will combine to create a unique immersive and site-specific installation, taking over an entire room of the gallery.

INDUSTRY announces the opening of a second gallery in the renowned Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles with FOSSILIZED 2.0—an exhibit by Belgian designer Jens Praet—September 22nd-November 11, 2011.

The Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and by appointment.
For more information on INDUSTRY visit

H St. NE/Atlas Theater District
1358 Florida Avenue, NE. Suite 200
Washington DC 20002
T: 202 399 1730

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