This intriguing theme is the subject of a new and ambitious exhibition “2020: It’s Good to be Home”, at Gallery FUMI in London. Staged by British designer Gemma Holt, who transformed the two floors of the Mayfair-based Gallery into one stylish home, the exhibition was furnished with crafted contemporary pieces of furniture and lightings. They were specially commissioned for the show, and created by such artists as Max Lamb, Glithero, Study O Portable, Voukenas Petrides, and Sam Orlando Miller, represented by FUMI. “I want to make a cocoon-like space – soft, quiet and neutral, to reflect the quiet, calming pleasures of being at home,” Holt describes her intentions in the project.
The exhibition has another outcome, which is no less important. It showcases how the 'contemporary' shapes the interior through the filter of the work represented by FUMI. Since opening their gallery, first at their home, before moving to the current premises, Sam and Valerio have focused on artists whose work represents a strong interest in materials and processes, and who create the conception and the narrative of objects through skilled craftsmanship. While the pieces stand on their own through the power of craft and storytelling, this exhibition brings each one of them an extra dimension as they play a role in the curated interior.
The exhibition will be open through the end of the year. All photos courtesy Gallery FUMI.