Es Devlin creates kinetic sculptures in opera, dance, theatre, fashion, music as well as solo work. Her first works were in small experimental theatres in london including the bush and the gate. Her canvas has expanded over the past two decades – through the national theatre, sadlers wells, royal opera house, la scala, and onto the o2 arena, wembley stadium, and the olympic stadia in london and rio. She has created stage sculptures in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd. She designed the london olympic closing ceremony and the rio olympic opening ceremony and continues to work in theatre at all scales – including hamlet with benedict cumberbatch at the barbican and girls & boys with carey mulligan at the royal court. Her solo installation work includes : the singing tree at the V&A museum 2017/18, room 2022 at the edition Miami 2017, mirrormaze in Peckham, London 2016, playbox at the belgian stadstriennale 2016, poemportraits at the Serpentine Gallery 2017 and magicbox in the permanent collection at the v&a. Es has been awarded the 2017 london design medal, 3 olivier awards, evening standard, critics' circle and wall street journal innovation award 2016. She is a fellow of UAL London and was made OBE in 2015. To find out more about Es's process and practice please see the 'abstract: the art of design' documentary about her work.
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- Hirestreet UK x ECFS sustainable fashion show at the New York Times Climate Hub, COP26I was delighted to be involved in the sustainable fashion showcase at the New York Times Climate Hub at COP26, working as part of the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show (ECFS) team. So, so lucky to be working in a space designed by Es Devlin! A big thank you to Hirestreet UK for enlisting our help in putting on a wonderful show which showcased some exciting new designers including Inga Kovalerova and Bellanude, alongside sustainable fashion enterprise Hirestreet UK. Thank you also to the talented s
- EMBRACE - London Design Biennale @Somerset House 2021We are excited to announce that our project EMBRACE, done in collaboration with artist Sadie Clayton for the Radical Ideas : Design in an Age of Crisis initiative, will be exhibited at London Design Biennale in Somerset House throughout June 2021. The briefs explored the many issues which the current Covid-19 pandemic has either shone a light on or further exacerbated. A collaboration with Sadie Clayton, our design called EMBRACE re-imagines home treatment in a safe haven where tactility and2
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- This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Discover our 2020 list here This International Women's Day, we asked influential icons to nominate 10 trailblazing women who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 200 trailblazing women breaking barriers and inspiring change! Only 36% of jobs in the creative sector are currently filled by women. At the top of the tree there’s an even bigger problem - women make up only 11% of Creative Directors. In an attempt to change this, our month-lo165