Held at Malmaison by The Hour Glass, the exhibition will run from 24 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Then Now Beyond is a thematic exhibition that celebrates The Hour Glass’ 40 year commitment to advancing watch culture around the world. The exhibition will feature commissioned works by leading international artists and designers including; Daniel Arsham, Marc Newson, nendo, and Studio Wieki Somers.

Born in 1980, New York based artist Daniel Arsham straddles the lines between fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. He studied at Copper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003 and went on to tour as the stage designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance company. His work has included collaborations with renowned artists, musicians, designers and brands with his practice exploring the future of technology and digital dematerialization. 

In 2008, he co-founded New York based design studio Snarkitecture with architect Alex Mustonen where. work includes installations, architectural environments and objects for a diverse range of clients such as Beats by Dre, Calvin Klein, COS, Design Miami, Gufram, Kith, New Museum, and Valextra. Arsham’s work has been shown at leading art institutions and events including: MoMA PS1 (New York), The Athens Bienniale (Athens), Carré d’Art de Nîmes (France), to name a few and is represented by Galerie Perrotin.

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1963, Newson has lived and worked in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris, and presently resides in London where his company, Marc Newson Limited, has been based since 1997. He has had ongoing collaborations with brands such as Apple, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Hermès, Nike, Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Beretta, with clients spanning sectors from manufacturing, technology, transportation, fashion and luxury goods. Alongside overseeing his company, Newson holds senior positions at clients’ companies, having been Creative Director of Qantas Airways from 2005-2015, and Designer for Special Projects at Apple.  
He has received numerous awards and distinctions including a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II and been appointed Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts. He was recently appointed Chair of the Design Museum’s (London) International Design Council and is the only designer to be represented by Gagosian.

Born in Canada in 1977, Oki Sato received his degree in Architecture from Waseda University in 2002. That same year he established nendo, a design studio specialising in interiors. As Chief Designer, Sato has been designing in various fields ranging from small stationary to large public architecture and established studio spaces in Tokyo and Milan.
As a multi awarding winning studio, accolades include The 100 Most Respected Japanese (2006) from Newsweek, Designer of the Year (2012) from Wallpaper* Number 1 on Dezeen’s Designers Hot List  (2016), Store Design of the Year Award (2017) from World Retail Award, the 2018 Blueprint Award for Design from Blueprint, Industrial Designer (2019) from Design Anthology Awards.

nendo has also curated and exhibited internationally from Milan Design Week, Phillips de Pury (London), Carpenters Workshop gallery (London and Paris), Victoria And Albert Museum (London), to the National Gallery of Victoria (Victoria) and more, with designs in collections at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), and M+ Museum (Hong Kong), amongst others. 

Studio Wieki Somers was established in 2003 by Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, whom both studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late 1990s. The studio focusses on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity to materials, technological ingenuity and fantasy. The studio works for a great variety of international manufacturers, museums and galleries, and has established an intensive relationship with Galerie Kreo in Paris with additional clients including Hermès, Alexander McQueen, Vitra Design Museum, 2016/Arita and Kvadrat, amongst others. The studio has received numerous awards with works part of major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Recent exhibitions and projects the studio has been featured in include: Hermès, Salone del Mobile (Italy), mudac Lausanne (Switzerland), Cooper Hewitt (New York), Art Basel, and more.