Some work by Liliana Ovalle




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Underlay Overlay
En Concreto
Open Fires
Sinkhole Vessels
Vera Thinks of Boxes
Looking Pewter
The Chroma Season
Colour Me Tables
Piedras Tables
Piedras Lamp

El Otro (de los Mugrosos)
Table Stripping
Crash Bench
Fragment of a Staircase
Fuego Lento
Altar in a Corner
Table Shedding

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Spirit Level at Palazzo Clerici, Milan

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  spirit level

Spirit Level was presented for Talisman, Contemporay Symbolic Objects, a group exhibition organised by In Residence and curated Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino. The show, presented at Palazzo Clerici during the Design Week 2017, featured a collection of talismans, one-of-a-kind pieces made for the occasion by 46 designers. The exhibition was followed by an auction organized by Swedish auction house Örnsbergsauktionen.

Talisman, Contemporay Symbolic Objects
4-9 April 2017
Palazzo Clerici

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Underlay Overlay at MAXXI Museum

Underlay Overlay was commissioned by Museo Maxxi and Alcantara as part of the exhibition LOCAL ICONS Urban landscapes North/South. The show, curated by Giulio Cappellini and Domitilla Dardi, invited designers from eight different cities to interpret urban environments through the use
of Alcantara.

Local Icons. Urban Landscpaes North-South
3 -23 February 2017
Maxxi Museum

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  En Concreto

En Concreto at Schloss Hollennegg for Design

En Concreto is a collection of small objects that explore the materiality of concrete and its cultural reference to modern architecture.   The project was presented last May at Slow, an exhibition curated by Alice Liechtenstein at Schloss Hollenegg for Design, a creative platform based in the medieval castle in Graz.

May 2016

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  Open Fires
Photo © Marco Illuminati

Open Fires at Great Design Gallery

Open Fires, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050º was presented at Great Design Gallery. The solo exhibition was accompanied by a new series of illustrations portraying the making process.

9 January – 20 February 2016

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An artible by Oli Stratford on the project...

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  Open Fires

Open Fires at Brompton Design District

Open Fires features the latest explorations by Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º around the firing process used in vernacular ceramics in Oaxaca. The project comprises a variety of exercises where clay pieces are fired in particular geometric setups created with sand, dung and agave leaves. Each composition acquires black traces of smoke and coal, a permanent imprint of the fire they were exposed to.

21-27 September 2015

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More information and images of the process behind Open Fires at Curator's visual notes...
Brompton Design District

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Photo © Chatsworth

Fragment of a Staircase at Chatsworth

Fragment of a Staircase is currently shown at the exhibition ‘Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth' which features contemporary seating to be experienced throughout the historic house. The exhibition, curated by Hannah Obee, include works by Marc Newson, Amanda Levete, Raw-Edges amongst others.

28 March – 23 October 2015

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  Sinkholes at MAD

Sinkhole Vessels joins the permanent collection of MAD

I am delighted to announce that Sinkhole Vessels is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The ceramic pieces produced in collaboration with Colectivo 1050 were featured in the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, curated by Lowery Simms. (Photo © Eric Scott)

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Interview with Anna Carnick on the exhibition and the project...

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Talents à la Carte 2015 , Jan 23-27

We are very glad to be selected for this year's edition of Talents à la Carte at Maison Objet. Totem and other projects will be shown during the fair in Paris.

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Photography by Petr Krejci

Claroscuro Benches for AHEC at 100% Design London

Claroscuro is now being presented at 100% Design during the London Design Festival. The tulipwood benches, commisioned by the American Hardwood Export Council for Clerkenwell Design Week is part of the show 'Five' which includes a series of objetcs and furniture designed by members of the London-based collective Okay Studio: Liliana Ovalle, Mathias Hahn, Ed Swan, Hunting Narud, Andrew Haythornthwaite & Peter Marigold.

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Sinkhole Vessels at Gallery Libby Sellers

Sinkhole Vessels, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050º, was presented at Grandmateria III at Gallery Libby Sellers. The exhibition, which included works by Lex Pott, Peter Marigold and Paola Petrobelli, followed the trajectory of previous 'Grandmateria' exhibitions.

Grandemateria III took place from September 4th to October 5th, 2013.

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Cumulo at Loose Thread, LDF 2013

Cumulo, a new set of carafe and glasses was presented at Loose Thread, an exhibition with Okay Studio & Friends at Mod_ular Blank, during the London Desing Festival 2013.

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Photography by Carlo Becalli

Colour Me Blue and The Chroma Season

The Chroma Season, an exhibiton curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò, was presented at Plusdesign Gallery during the Salone di Mobile 2012. The exhibition featured a variety of furniture pieces exploring the use of color a a means to bring a new significance to an object.

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Vera Thinks of Boxes

Vera Thinks of Boxes is part of the second collection of objects commissioned by Vera, a project orchestrated by Kirsty Minns and Érika Muller (KM and ÉM) which evolves around a fictional character inspired by a series of found photographs.

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Piedras Tables at Pinta Fair London

Piedras Tables will be shown at Pinta, the modern and contemporary Latin American Art Show in London. For this edition, PInta will be showcasing a selection of Mexican design. The show is supported by the Mexican Tourism Board.

7-10 June 2012
Earl's Court Exhibition Center

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  © 2017 Liliana Ovalle