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In our recent post we introduced the first part of our activities at the Barbican: A Dinner with DesignMarketo and Friends (edit: pictures here); we also published a few picture of our work-in-progress… well, it’s now open!

A shop in a shop; Barbican Art Centre
As reported earlier on our blog (In Progress: 12) DesignMarketo is currently presenting a selection of products at the Barbican Centre. From the 31st of March onward, we will showcase specifically commissioned products. * Some more pictures of the shop.

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Special Commissions
Our first specially commissioned collection for the Barbican will be presented from the 31st of March, first at the dinner we organise as part of the current show, and from-then-onward in the shop; the commission is planned somehow as a response to the exhibition Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s presenting the work of Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown and Gordon Matta-Clark—who are great inspirations for our own work, and are definitely influencing many of our friends.

31st of March—A Dinner With DesignMarketo
Maud Faussurier is teaming up again with us to design a special menu for our guests; the theme is around seeds, sprouts, shoots and leaves—despite the seasonal scarcity, we will manage to get some colours in your plate for you to celebrate the coming of Spring!
Booking and details

Shelves at the moment are containing amongst others in a neatly packed order: Alexandre Bettler, Amandine Alessandra, Arabeschi Di Latte, At Work, Officeabc, David Weatherhead, Front Yard Company, Harry Thaler, Julian Bond, Maria Jeglinska, Mischer Traxler, Nicola Zocca, Sarah Gottlieb, Household, Sang Bleu edition (Maxime Buechi and Jeanne Salomé Rochat) and Sibylle Stoeckli.

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… and (more) Friends

5th and 6th of March at The Rag Factory; Olivier Rodriguez presents:
Drawings by Jean-Luc Guionnet and film by Paul Abbott shown during the As alike As Trees festival. Free entry.
McCoy studio 16 Heneage Street
London E1 5LJ

7th of March Leila’s shop, East London
«De virtutibus aqua ardens — On the virtue of burning waters: A guided tasting of finest fruit spirits and an excentric Schwarzwald Dry Gin» Christoph Keller’s Gin tasting, hosted at Leila’s shop (Admittance: 30 people max, must be over 18, admission fee £50 in advance with a credit card over the phone Tel: 020 7729 9789 or come by and pay cash/cheque or £70 at the door with the very likely risk of a full venue and therefore disappointment)
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10th March 2011 Café Oto, for one night only, has curated an evening of the best in Japanese underground music. 
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17th March Barbican Art Centre
Will Holder—the first public reading from “Yes, But Is It Edible?” on the 17th of March at the Barbican Gallery
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