The learned Society of Extra Ordinary Object

  • Gareth Neal (Participant)

    Activity: EventsExhibition, performance


    This summer, Somerset House’s Terrace Rooms will transform into the headquarters of The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects, a fictional society inspired by the real history of Somerset House. The Society’s recreated ‘Club Room’ will set the scene for a unique design exhibition centred on imagination, narrative and storytelling. For the exhibit, 30 contemporary designers, artists and makers, have been invited to become the new, 21st century Fellows of the Society and create or contribute objects worthy of the fictitious Society’s collection. These new Fellows’ designs will present ordinary objects with Extra Ordinary stories, or suggest playful and surprising modifications to familiar objects, reimagining our interaction with everyday items.
    Period5 Jul 20173 Sept 2017
    Event typeExhibition
    LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map