Out of the Cage

One of our favorite projects we've seen during London Design Festival this week is Out of the Cage, an exhibition presented by Marion Friedmann Gallery at the Instituto Cervantes. The work on view consists of a vibrant and lyrical series of birdcages filled with mouth-blown glass, created through a collaboration between designer Gala Fernandez and Mexican glass manufacturer Nouvel Studio.

Once homes to colorful pet birds, these discarded cages have had new life (literally) blown into them—such enchanting conversation pieces!

Fernandez is a Spanish designer currently living and working in Mexico City. Citizen of the world, she has lived in Italy, France, UK, Portugal, and Spain and has worked with Jaime Hayon at Fabrica and consulted for El Ultimo Grito, among others. To boot, she is partner and consultant at Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, the Mexico City Design Festival founded in 2013.

If you're in London for the festival, you should definitely go! It's open through the 20th at 102 Eaton Square.

And watch for our story next week, which will feature Marion among other London gallerists.

outofthecage Marion Friedmann; Photo © Adrienne Rodewaldt for L’AB/Pamono

marion1 Ambra and Gala; Photo © Adrienne Rodewaldt for L’AB/Pamono

Gala_Fernandez_Blue_House_MF_Gallery Blue House, Gala Fernandez; Photo © Courtesy Marion Friedmann Gallery

Gala_Fernandez_Green_Blue_Pair_Cage_side_view_MF_Gallery Green Blue Pair Cage, Gala Fernandez; Photo © Courtesy Marion Friedmann Gallery

Gala_Fernandez_Purple_Little_Crate_Cage_MF_Gallery Purple Little Crate Cage, Gala Fernandez; Photo © Courtesy Marion Friedmann Gallery