Plinth was set up by Chloe Grimshaw and Paul Franklin as a means of showcasing a carefully curated collection of intriguing objects and products by leading contemporary artists in a suitably stylish setting.
The space is a listed Georgian house with many of the original fixtures remaining, so that Plinth’s wares are displayed in and amongst vintage furniture and homeware, or propped up on marble fireplaces. A studio space will host workshops at talks.
“Beautiful furniture, armchairs, little coffee tables… It should be a place where people come to speak about art and relax,” says Ikon’s Director Jonathan Watkins.
Many of the products are functional – such as Julian Opie’s woollen Sheep blanket – with the underlying idea being that Plinth offers the opportunity for aspiring collectors to own a piece of contemporary art at (in art world terms) an entry level price.
Plinth is at 44 Great Russell Street, London WC1 until March 19
Image shown top: Cornelia Parker, ‘STOP’, 2015. Embossed enamel sign with hand-painted white lettering. Signed, limited edition of 20. Plinth Ikon 50 Edition. £1,000
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