JJAM ARCHIVE

This website unites the projects of JJAM Curators Collective that were organised in 2010-2012. We are currently not working on new JJAM projects, but if you would like to get in touch about new ideas or opportunities, please give us a shout at info@jjam.info.

SHELTER: HENNY VAN NISTELROOY

September 18th, 2011

For SHELTER, Henny has created a series of textile covered screens that will be hung to make an elegant but enclosed space. Each of the fabric frames have been decorated by unthreading the original textile weave to make a series of graphic shapes in the material that create subtle opaque windows. This simple process works [...]

SHELTER: SHELL THOMAS

September 18th, 2011

For SHELTER, Shell has created a collection of individually upholstered giant building blocks and asks visitors to build their own Shelter. The 35 tetris-shaped building blocks can be laid-out or stacked high with the form, structure and element of privacy of each shelter determined by the builders themselves – an opportunity no self-respecting child of [...]

SHELTER: WE.DO STUDIO

September 17th, 2011

For SHELTER WE.DO have made a loosely structured shelter that looks and feels like it has been inspired by the organic. Having built a machine that weaves fabric threads together to create lengths of rope that hang from a circular foundation on the ceiling the final shape of which is dictated by gravity. Tent TENT [...]

SHELTER: LOST VALUES

September 16th, 2011

For Shelter, Lost Values has created a structure with a corporeal analogy; like the skin on our bodies, a shelter acts like a protective shell, shielding us from the elements. Cut Out – Cushion Cells are a series of hexagonal cushions, made from Bute fabrics. The shape is inspired by the form of skin [...]

SHELTER: TORTIE HOARE

September 15th, 2011

For Shelter, Tortie Hoare has been inspired by Bute’s past and built a textile representation of the Anderson air raid shelter. (Bute was set up to create jobs for the returning soldiers from World War II). Following the logic that it was likely that any Anderson shelters still standing were probably being used a storage [...]

SHELTER COLLABORATOR: BUTE FABRICS

July 19th, 2011

JJAM are delighted to be collaborating with the renowned British design textile brand BUTE.
Bute Fabrics are a world-class, forward-thinking company with a sophisticated awareness of the power of textiles. With a traditional heritage, founded over 50 years ago on the Isle of Bute in Scotland by the 5th Marquess, but take a distinctly contemporary approach [...]

SHELTER – DESIGNERS ANNOUNCED

July 5th, 2011

JJAM is pleased to announce their designer line up for SHELTER at TENT 2011.
Elena Corchero
Henny van Nistelrooy
Tortie Hoare
Shell Thomas
We.Do Studio
The brief to create a ’shelter’ that Tent visitors can explore and interact with, using off-cuts, by-products and discontinued lines from Scottish textiles manufacturer, Bute Fabrics.
Each design will showcase the imagination, innovation [...]

JJAM at Tent London 2011

May 30th, 2011

Watch this space! JJAM has been invited to curate a space within the 2011 Tent Fair during the London Design Festival. Working title ‘SHELTER’. More soon.

Postcard Book in Design Museum

December 17th, 2010

The postcard book that we created for the Everyday Delights exhibition – including 46 reinventions of the classic yellow duster by London based designers – is now for sale at the Design Museum. Many thanks to Donna & Alice!
Alternatively you can still buy it via Paypal from this website, go to our Postcard Book [...]

Somerset House Super Christmas Market

December 10th, 2010

JJAM & Friends will be at Somerset House all weekend, along with a host of other different design stalls and the recession-proof Poundshop who will be providing perfect gifts for Xmas all for a pound! Bring your gifts over to us and we’ll make them even more delectable by wrapping them in style. [...]