Date of Birth: 22.12.1974
Awards: OPUS eyewear design award 2001
Foldable sunglasses aluminium and tinted plastic, inspired by the Inuit Eskimos
Education: David Henrichs studied in Hamburg, New York and London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BA design degree. 2003-2004 Developing Professional Practice Program at Cockpit Arts 1997-2001 Goldsmiths College, London, BA design degree: 2.11996-1997 University of Hamburg, theology and lectures in art history1994-1996 Sophie-Barat grammar school, Hamburg, A-levels1995 Parsons School of Design, New York, interior design course1993-1994 Centre for English Studies, New York, half a year of language courses.
Group Exhibitions: Lighten Up by [re]design will tour throughout the UK into 2009
18 to 26 October 2008, Lighten Up by [re]design at the Design Event in Newcastle
18 to 21 September 2008, Lighten Up by [re]design at 100% Design
17 to 20 June 2007, with Headsprung and Domesticity at the Summer Fair, ExCel London
8 to 10 June 2007, with Within4Walls at Grand Designs Live, ExCel London
18 to 23 April 2007, with Hidden Art at Salone Satellite, Salone del mobile di Milano
09.2006, group exhibition, Nomoregrey Gallery, London, www.nomoregrey.co.uk
06.2004, DPPP Graduate show, Cockpit Arts, London, www.cockpitarts.com
12.2003, Buy Art for Christmas, Britart art fair, Lincolns Inn Fields, London
11.2002 to 11.2004, group exhibition, Plateaux Gallery, London, www.plateaux.co.uk
09.2001, Designers Block 2001 at the former Jam Factory, London, www.designersblock.org.uk
06.2001, Goldsmiths College Degree Show, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths College, University of London, www.goldsmiths.ac.uk
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Press Quotes: First Look magazine, Lebanon, April to May 2008, No 82, pages 126 / 127
Vogue (UK), 06 Whole number 2507 Volume 173, June 2007, page 51
Rezidence, Czech Republic, April 2007, page 207
X SaloneSatellite 10 Edizione, Salone Satellite catalogue, 18 to 23 April 2007, page 19
Plast Design magazine, supplemento al n. 4 Plast Design, anno X, April 2007, page 28
The Icon Design Trail, 24 hours in Milan, supplement to Icon magazine, April 2007, page 10
idFX magazine, issue 102, April 2007, page 11
Hidden Art Magazine, spring 2007 pages 14/15
Metro London, Thursday 14.12.2006, page 33
My Home, Add Mark Media Ltd. Hong Kong, October 2006, Vol. 57, page 76
Wassertraeger, Portrait, November 2003, pages 4/5
Nature and landscape art have influenced my work in a variety of ways.
While the "Lightning cube" captures a natural phenomenon, the "Hummingbird cube" depicts the outline of a ceremonial path created by the Nasca people in the Peruvian desert. This path has the shape of a bird, and is one of a group of large landscape drawings realised centuries ago. It was rediscovered only a few decades ago, and photographed from a plane for the first time.
Another aerial photograph informed the work on the "Gangesdelta cube". The delta could be seen as a huge evolving drawing made by nature. It is long lasting, in contrast to the transient qualities of lightning.
I aim to produce work that is well made and that promotes energy efficiency and sustainability.
All light cubes consist of high quality components. The cubes are made out of sheets of steel that are laser cut and then folded. They contain an energy saving light bulb and acrylic diffusers.
The cubes are signed and numbered in small editions. There is a selection of different surfaces, while each cube has a final protective layer of lacquer.
Studio visits are welcome.
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