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Lithuanian design is going to be presented at the digital gallery Adorno

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Lithuanian design collection, curated by Audronė Drungilaitė, is going to be presented at the Virtual Design Destination by Adorno (12 – 20 September) – the place to discover thirteen curated country collections of collectible design during the London Design Festival, featuring over 200 exclusive pieces. The theme for this year’s first Virtual Design Destination by Adorno will be “The New Reality.” Curators have been working with their local designers at the intersection of craft and design to develop sub-narratives to this theme with some very interesting takes emerging.“

Confirmed countries also include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands.

Lithuanian design collection Race with Nature is going to present works by Agnė Kučerenkaitė, Barbora Žilinskaitė, Evelina Kudabaitė, Etc.Etc. Studio (Inesa Malafej ir Arūnas Sukarevičius), Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas, Monika Gediminaitė, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė.

Race with Nature reflects the never-ending competition between humans and nature; the chosen scenography of the exhibit reveals the history of the landscape as four villages and two cemeteries were swallowed by the shifting sands at Curonian Spit (Dead Dunes, Lithuania) in 1675-1854. The result of human activity and dominating western winds encouraged dunes to travel from 0,5 to 15 meters per year reaching a height of up to 53 meters.The surrounding landscape of dunes continuously transforms and accommodates design pieces that symbolize the urbanized world; an aesthetic juxtaposition allows the audience to bear witness to the social complications of how the material object may enter the organic environment. This unique place encourages communal memory – underscoring how the landscape contains integral embodied knowledge. Highlights include the ‘Naïve Chair,’ reflective of simplicity and the fast pace of urban life – it can be easily “flat” packed and sent in a pizza size box while ‘Envisioned Comfort Armchair’ repeats human body lines and associates with commodious life elements – luxury, sophistication and neatness. Such life is totally opposite to natural environment which is beautiful because of all imperfections, roughness and dirt. ‘Raitūzai Mirror’ combines industrial precision with nature inspired gypsum ornaments from historical buildings. The curated collection should help to remember how fragile the line is between life and death – how impossible it is to fight against nature – a phenomenon that never ceases to produce itself in the image of victory.

Adorno is a digital gallery for the best of collectible design and craft from around the globe lead by partners Kristian Snorre Andersen (CEO), Martin Clausen (CTO), and Jimmy MacDonald (CFO).Selected by a network of on-the-ground curators in major design cities, Adorno collections provide a unique insight into the world’s diverse creative communities – and celebrate the work of the designers shaping them. Each collection showcases only unique or limited-edition contemporary works, spanning the fields of furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and design-art. With each collection launch, Adorno adds a new chapter to the global design story.