Trouping Colour at Platform, Clerkenwell
21-23 May, 2019
The colour yellow will be the host of this fifth edition of Trouping Colour. Yellow is used to represent freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism. All very appropriate concepts for this new, exciting and supersized edition of Trouping Colour. We are very happy to announce that we are expanding this year, allowing our troupe the benefit to truly showcase the breadth of their work.
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Trouping Colour at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower
19-22 September, 2018
The colour orange will be the host of this fourth edition of Trouping Colour. This colour is the blend of red and yellow, a mixture of the energy often connected with the colour red and the happiness with the colour yellow. Orange is also associated with meanings of joy, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity and success. The perfect colour to link together this upcoming show.
Trouping Colour at Platform
22-24 May, 2018
For this edition of Trouping Colour during Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 the colour blue will be representing our designers. Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. It is a color that symbolises loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order - we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky.
Trouping Colour at Cubitt Park
21-24 September, 2017
The colour green was the ambassador for the second edition of Trouping Colour. Just like our troupe of designers, the colour green is associated with with vitality, fresh growth, adventure, and renewal. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful as well as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere.
Trouping Colour at Platform
23-25 May, 2017
The colour red has been selected as the theme for the first ever edition of Trouping Colour. Scientifically, red is the first colour in the spectrum and therefore the highest colour on the rainbow. Historically, it is the colour of the ochre used in the first ever cave paintings and the cochineal beetle, which became more valuable than gold. Emotionally red signifies passion, energy and strength. A colour that makes you sit up and take notice and a symbol of good luck in many different cultures.
The exhibition has been curated by Simon Fraser, a renowned creative director, designer, strategist and director of ultra-indigo. Originally spanning and fashion accessories, Simon’s practice now includes exhibitions, interiors, lighting and luxury products. A creative producer, curator of exhibitions on design and published author, the leitmotif running through his work is the discourse between design and master craft. Since 2000, drawing on extensive teaching experience within European, Asian and North American institutions, Simon has developed MA Design; Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.