The Santorini Biennale is proud to announce that DesignMarketo’s ‘Bar Alto’ collection that has been exhibited in the Industrial Design section is going to this year’s London Design Festival 2012.

After the success of last year’s Bar Alto hosted at the Londonewcastle Project Space for the London Design Festival 2011, DesignMarketo are back and have teamed up with Industrial & Interior designer Torsten Neeland to present a joint exhibition / pop-up bar / shop / workshop.

Torsten Neeland’s latest tableware — including a serving tray and a thermos – will be shown alongside with the ever-growing ‘Bar Alto’ collection of designer glasses.

Bar Alto series—a short summary
Bar Alto is a travelling pop-up bar inspired by Italy’s favourite cocktail, Negroni. Guest partner of this venture is Maurizio Stochetto, deus-ex- machina of the famous Bar Basso in Milan, where the classic recipe of Negroni was firstly altered and reinvigorated to create the new classic, Negroni Sbagliato.

Bar Alto is the perfect set for the Picardie Duralex Tumblers Design Marketo commissioned to a number of young, promising designers. Our ever-growing collection is showcased by the bar, so have a look before the Negroni kicks in!

Previous Bar Alto appearance: London, Milan, Atlanta, Santorini
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DesignMarketo is a shop and platform (online and on occasionally a pop- up shop) selling and promoting a handpicked collection of designer’s products and projects. They started off with a range of designers operating in the London area — mostly East London — and through personal encounters within their networks. Meanwhile their reputation and experience has grown to include a wider range of designers, and an international clientele.

Torsten Neeland
They teamed up with their friend Torsten Neeland, who’s studio work ranges from private interior design, retail outlets, and product design, large scale exhibition spaces and set design for advertising campaigns. His work has been widely reported on the national and international press (including Elle Decoration, Wallpaper, Frame) and is featured in several interior design books. Neeland has won numerous, prestigious international design awards throughout his career, including the ‘Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany’ in 2004 for his ‘stav’ cutlery set. His design for the ‘Carte Blanche’ breakfast set are now part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent collection. Torsten Neeland believes that simplicity is very often the result of a complex process. Ultimately, it is the relationship between the user and the object that interests Torsten Neeland most.

What: Bar Alto & Torsten Neeland: Popup shop, bar, and workshops

Where: Londonewcastle Project Space
28 Redchurch St. London E2 7DP

When: 18—23 September 2012Open everyday from 12.30am till late!
Private view 18 Sept 7—9pm

Why: Presentation of a new collection of products & designers.

Designers: Presentation of a new collection of products made by a mix of established and up-and-coming designers.


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