We worked with Studio Mutt to produce ”Out of Character’: A Project by Studio Mutt’ – four pieces for Sir John Soane’s Museum.
The museum website explains:
In 1812, John Soane wrote Crude Hints towards an History of my House, a strange and perplexing text in which he imagined his home as a ruin centuries in the future, inspected by visitors who speculate on its origins and function.
In particular Soane suggested that visitors might infer the museum to have been inhabited by four characters: a Lawyer, a Monk, a Magician and an Architect.
Over 200 years later, these characters have been brought to life by MUTT as architectural compositions of ornament, colour and form. The four characters have then been installed as ‘inhabitants’ in different locations in the Museum.
Colourful, rich in decoration and drawing from the wealth of source material in the Museum and Soane’s work, each character communicates with the space it inhabits.
Mike Smith Studio worked with Studio Mutt to produce the four characters, hand crafting each one in our West London studio, using a variety of different materials.
Time Out put the exhibition as no. 2 in ‘8 Bloody Great Installations to see at London Design Festival 2018’
‘Out of Character’ runs from 12 Sep 2018 to 18 Nov 2018.