The Aram Gallery, establishing a community and cultural hub in a retail showroom
The Aram Store is iconic in London design cricles. Huge, and situated in central London on Drury Lane, it’s track record as advocate for and pioneer of good design is legendary. But ultimately it’s a shop, and it’s founder, Zeev Aram, saw the possibility of using it as the foundation for another format, which might support the community and generate ideas and knowledge.
Daniel, as founding curator, initiated and developed a gallery to become an internationally recognised cultural space with a progressive contemporary design programme. Working with hundreds of practitioners he curated 30 shows exploring experimental and new practice. The Aram Gallery is celebrated for developing a distinctive voice and role on the London design scene, as a hub for a design community and as a place to share ideas between themselves and with a wider public.
Client: Aram Store
Team: Daniel Charny, Alison Norris, Jacki Long, Anna Colin, Héloïse Parke
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons