Improvised Cooperation is a teamwork-shop about material research and furniture building. Intuitive reactions to simple materials and given circumstances shall lead to some unpredictable results. The team’s quick decisions will provoke new ideas that combine your accumulated knowledge and skills from the past in response to the stimulus of feelings and environment. The effect might be a realisation of unexpected objects as well as the development of new thinking-patterns. Basic materials shall be combined inventively according to their qualification for each construction, which then other group-members continue with different materials.
Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean designer based in London and Stockholm. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products MA, Alvarez originally studied fine art and cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm. Alvarez’s work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products. Alvarez work has been exhibited internationally, including at Mudac, the Design Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.