Since launching her first wooden assemblages—conceptual representations of buildings and spaces—at her debut solo show at KK Outlet back in 2016, London-based designer Emily Forgot has gone on to create new collection seasonally, the latest entitled RESORT; exhibited at Brighton’s Unlimited shop just last month.
Inspired by memories of childhood holidays in the French seaside town of La Grande-Motte (a resort lined by sweeping beaches and architecture typical of the late 1960s), RESORT is a collection of Forgot’s now signature assemblage pieces and limited edition prints in collaboration with surface designer Olivia Aspinall.
The collection—some of which is still available to buy on the artist’s online shop—is playfully re-imagined in form and colour, the palette—alongside those prepossessing Jesmonite terrazzo casts by Aspinall—transporting the viewer to the climate of the South of France, elevating the carefree attitude of the collection as a whole.
From commissions by international clients to selling out her last VILLA collection on Instagram alone, Emily’s stock is rising fast—with beautiful one-off pieces still available to snap up at reasonable prices, here is a contemporary artist on the cusp of truly great things. Take a piece while you can.