To coincide with the opening of DKUK’s refitted salon, designed by Sam Jacob Studio, the Studio presents a selection of their recent experiments in architecture and representation.
Through a series of objects that are part 1:1 model, part real thing Make It Real suggests that the designed world is in part fiction – and that these fictions are deeply embedded in the real world. Through t-shirts printed as building facades, soil pipes gilded in 24 carat gold, chairs made out of putty and more, the show explores design’s ambiguous position between imagination and reality.
Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design. His work spans scales and disciplines ranging from master planning and urban design though to architecture, design and art projects. Previously Sam was a founding director of FAT Architecture where he was involved in many internationally acclaimed projects including the Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet park and cultural centre in Rotterdam and the curation of the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale for architecture. He has exhibited at leading galleries and museums including the V&A, and the MAK in Vienna. Jacob is Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen.