A selection of high profile creatives from a variety of disciplines were invited to customise Casper stools, designed by Michael Sodeau and manufactured by Modus, for #whoscasper.
The designers: Autoban, Barnaby Barford, Jon Burgerman, Anthony Burrill, Nicholas Burrows, Esther Cox, Alex Chinneck, James Joyce, Vic Lee, Ross Lovegrove, Chrissie Macdonald, Moritz Waldemeyer, Snarkitecture, Sir Kenneth Grange, Studio Egret West.
Every Casper is up for auction without revealing its designer, so that bids are placed because the Casper is appreciated as an individual and as a design, rather than because of the designer’s name. All proceeds go to Movement on the Ground supporting refugees at the forefront of the European crisis. Movement on the Ground responds to the humanitarian crises affecting the men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war. The personalisation of each anthropomorphic Casper is a celebration of individuality and personhood over name and created identity and a mark of respect to every refugee that is forced to endure anonymity and dehumanisation.
Bid for your #whoscasper here.
Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture and engineering the work of British artist Alex Chinneck is monumental in ambition and impact. Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication.
Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Autoban focuses on interiors, product and experiential design, forging a reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship.
Barnaby Barford is a London based artist, working primarily with ceramics to create unique narrative pieces. He is best known for his recent monumental Tower of Babel project staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Chrissie Macdonald is an illustrator, maker and designer who approaches her craft in three dimensions, playing with a variety of materials.
Esther is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK. Colour and pattern are guiding forces in both her professional and personal practice.
British artist James Joyce works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, moving image and screen-printed editions, with the content often subverting recognisable symbolism.
Jon Burgerman is a European artist currently painting, writing, animating and performing in New York City. He is known for his colourful characters, goofy humour and cool-aid-cubist compositions.
Moritz Waldemeyer is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design through to fashion and entertainment.
Nicolas Burrows is an artist, illustrator and musician from Blackpool, currently living and working in London. Works are largely collage-based, incorporating printmaking, drawing and assemblage.
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary who’s work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional world.
Sir Kenneth Grange is Britain’s leading product designer, his prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives.
Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice established to investigate the boundaries between art and architecture. Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations, and objects.
Studio Egret West was established in 2004 by Christophe Egret and David West with a shared vision: To offer strategy with architectural specificity; and specificity within an overall strategy.
Vic Lee is a London artist, illustrator, mapmaker and wordsmith. His artistry is a combination of elaborate decoration, typography and charm.