About PSP Design Club

PSP Design Club brought together fourteen of Europe’s most esteemed creatives – artist Chris Ofili (who also acted as team leader); architects David Adjaye, Julie Linke Bank; multimedia designer Ben Hooker; designers Shona Kitchen, William Rowe, Sami Khan, Onkar Kular, Martí Guixé (product designer) and Barrie K. Sharpe; creative director Shubhankar Ray; still and moving image specialist Siro Micheroli; film maker/programmer Jeremy Boxer; and the creative design practice Fibre – in an exciting and experimental new project which celebrates the freedom of the creative process and marks the launch of the highly anticipated PlayStation®Portable (PSP).

The designers came together to create a manifesto incorporating the PSP and drawing on inspiration from one of its core values ‘freedom’. Over a 10 week period members were invited to collaborate and to develop ideas in any medium. They have provided their solutions to the brief (the fruits of the Lab), whilst also exploring and documenting the creative process, the ideas and influences.

This made Design Club a creative lab where ideas could germinate and grow. A place where risks were taken, radical ideas explored, where experiments occured, where the future was designed. A place dedicated to freedom.

Design Club will culminate in a one day presentation where the public will have the opportunity to view the final creations. The designers will also be on hand to discuss the design process and the end product, all of which has been inspired by their interaction with the PSP.

Date: Monday 28 November 2005. Time: 12pm-8pm
Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW