Simon Jones is a London-based architect who over the last four years has been closely involved with Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and its current rebuild. As part of the work, Jones and his collaborator Jack Neville are developing and making furniture for the new Künstlerhaus Café and bar, built collectively and on site. The workshop follows in the tradition of Künstlerhaus, where its original café and bar were built and decorated by artists, staff, and people from the neighbourhood.
You are warmly invited to participate and build furniture with us, in the period 10–24th of August. You do not need previous woodworking experience, but great if you do, and we would be thankful for two or more days in this period.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is a non-profit institution, founded by and for artists and artistic production in 1978. At current, the entrance and ground floor are being rebuilt with design by Simon Jones Studio and Matheson Whiteley with the support of härtner ito architekten. The work is funded by the City of Stuttgart and will be completed in September 2018 to coincide with the 40th jubilee of Künstlerhaus.
The project was initiated as part of the programme of Artistic Director Fatima Hellberg and is realised in close collaboration with the Chair of Künstlerhaus’ Board, Dr. Hannelore Paflik-Huber and the General Manager, Romy Range. The rebuild follows four decades of artistic work and exhibition making at Künstlerhaus and seeks to nurture the avant-garde legacy of the institution, while addressing some current needs for a social and public space in the city of Stuttgart.
Simon Jones Studio is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in North London comprised of Simon Jones and Jack Neville. Their work combines architectural projects, exhibition design and furniture production, with design practice and hands on making. In 2015, Jones designed an auditorium for the exhibition Container and Contained and Gregg Bordowitz’ performance INPUT OUTPUT and has since been in a more long-running collaboration and dialogue with Künstlerhaus.
The work with Simon Jones Studio takes place in collaboration with Kulturregion Stuttgart within the framework of Drehmoment.
With the generous support of the City of Stuttgart. Special thanks to Verein Alnatura hilft! e.V., the Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart, Bosch GmbH, Kvadrat A/S and Holzhandlung Wider GmbH & Co. KG