The Rokos Gauge vase has been selected for display at , at the University of the Arts London Showroom, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY. The showcase of original products and gift ideas designed and produced by UAL students & alumni, running until 3rd January.
20 November 2013
|Rokos is exhibiting at the Pulse 2013
Come and see our new work in progress, at 'Selected' presented by UAL Central Saint Martins. 12 - 14 May 2013. Earls Court, London.
6 June 2013
|Philosophical Toys, 27 March – 26 April 2013.
'Mirror Mirror' is displayed at The Window Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross. For more information about the exhibition, please see .
15 February 2013
|Rokos is exhibiting at the The Startup Showcase.
The 13° 60° 104° wine decanter and 22° 36° 48° Bowl are displayed at . 23 - 24 March 2013, Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, London.
15 February 2013
|Rokos is exhibiting at the Home 2013.
The 13° 60° 104° wine decanter and 22° 36° 48° Bowl are displayed at Stand E50. 13 - 15 January 2013 Earls Court 2, London.
2 November 2012
| Rokos is exhibiting at the UAL Showroom.
The 13° 60° 104° Wine Decanter is now in the window of the UAL Showroom. UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON 272 High Holborn, London. WC1V 7EY
21 October 2012
|Rokos is exhibiting at Design Junction during London Design Festival
The 13° 60° 104° wine decanter and 22° 36° 48° Bowl are displayed at Stand F28. If you fancy an artistic weekend or taking couple of hours off on a weekday, please come and visit us on Floor 1, at The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BA. We look forward to welcoming you: 19th - 23rd September.
30 August 2012
|'Out of Control' at the Design and Emotion Conference
The 13° 60° 104° wine decanter and My Other Half and 'Till Death Do Us Part will be exhibited during the , which will be held at Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross campus from the 11th - 14th September. While Design & Emotion is the overarching focus of the conference (allowing us to consider all aspects of the relationship between human experience and design understood in its widest senses) the theme this year is 'Out of Control'... Tickets can be purchased .
30 August 2012
|'Rokos wins RedDot award 2012'
The 13° 60° 104° decanter wins the 2012 Reddot for Product Design. RedDot: "I am therefore pleased to inform you that you are among the winners of this years's "red dot award: product design". You were able to prevail over extremely ambitious competitors in one of the most reowned design contests in the world. I cordially congratulate you on your award - also on behalf of the red dot jurors!"
31 July 2012
|'Pulse', 10-12 June 2012
Earls Court, London. Stand R20
The 13° 60° 104° Decanter and the 22° 36° 48° bowl join the University of the Arts graduates for this exhibition in the show's Launchpad area.
With very special thanks to Xavi of The Decorators for curating and the UOA team, Vicky Fabbri of Student Enterprise and Employability and Ismaril Wells of the Innovation Centre.
11 June 2012
|'Soho Flea Market'
Dean ST, W1
: "Soho’s Dean Street will be closed down to traffic and transformed into the very first Soho Flea Market, all in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust. It boasts an awe inspiring list of creative stallholders all rubbing shoulders with music and comedy performances throughout the day. Jim Rokos is a brilliant homeware designer with a stack of awards under his belt to prove it (as well as a former life as a modelmaker for the Muppets). His products, such as his striking tipped wine decanter and bowls, are design icons in waiting. Perfect manly gifts for Father's Day."
27 May 2012
|'Arts and Business Awards'
Central Saint Martins, King Cross, London.
22 May 2012
|19 May, 2012
Carved radishes mirrored in the 22° 36° 48° Bowl at the , carved and photographed by chef Arno Maasdorp
19 May 2012
|'The Vaudeville Hootenanny', Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 January, 2012
176 Prince of Wales Road, London
, a dazzling display of creative splendour designed to edify, amaze and uplift. Presented by School for Creative Startups.
This two day creative extravaganza features a variety of handmade products, fashion accessories and home goods, vintage fairground fun and hands on activities.'
|'Design 100% 2011', 22 - 25 September, 2011
Earls Court, London. Stand X63
Come to Stand X63 and say hello.
|, 23-26 September 2010
Tent London, Truman Brewery, Stand G01
curators collective challenged London based designers to reinvent the classic yellow duster in a way never imagined before. The project aims to expose the creativity of London's contemporary design scene.
'Home Sweet Home' was designed in collaboration with Vasso Asfi.
|'Think + Make', 2009
A6 Asola Farms, Chhatarpur, New Delhi (India)
The University of the Arts London in association with RSA: the event is a collection of process, works and designs carried out by alumni of the UAL in collaboration with some of India’s leading manufacturers in the field of textiles, fashion, furniture and product design.
|New packaging for the 'Cat flip', July 2009
|'Cat flip' features on 'The Apprentice', Thursday 7th May 2009, 11:20pm
BBC Two, Series 5, Episode 7
"It is week seven, and only nine candidates remain in the battle to become Sir Alan's apprentice. Following their early morning wake-up call, everyone is excited when they are told they must pack an overnight bag. In a task designed to test their sales skills, Sir Alan sends them to the North of England, where they must select two new innovative products to sell to trade. Determined that everyone should sell, Sir Alan gives each candidate their own individual order books with strict instructions to notch up as many orders as possible. But in these tough economic times, can everyone live up to his expectations? As ever, Nick and Margaret are on hand to observe and report back to Sir Alan in the boardroom, where he will cross-examine the teams before deciding who gets fired..."
|, 5th - 7th December 2008
Designing a to create social change.
|'Cat flip' pop up shop, 5th September - 22nd October 2008
Designersblock had a pop up shop inside Selfridges, selling the Pedal Bowl, which ran over the London Design Festival.
|Installation for Michael Anastassiades, September 2008
Designer Michael Anastassiades asked me to build a cardboard model of the gallery, for the planning of an exhibition running over London Design week 2008. I was also responsible for planning and overseeing the installation of the work.
|Selfridges shop window, 5th September
Oxford Street, London
Curated by Designersblock.
The installation gives the effect of a kaleidoscope using multifaceted mirrors. A light box at the back is covered by a radiant light film, which changes colour as people on the street walk by the window. The effect gives a fascinating, multi-coloured kaleidoscopic display.
Earls Court, London
The Cat-Flip and Mirror Mirror join University of the Arts graduates for this exhibition. With thanks to Tim Hoar of the Innovation Center.
|NESTA's 'Innovation Edge'
Royal Festival Hall, London
RSA Design Directions award winning Mindplan, on exhibition at NESTA's flagship conference.
International Design Festival, April
Mirror mirror, Cat-Flip and Mindplan take a trip to China.
|Winner for ‘Think Again’- Recovery from mental illness,
Winning entry 'Mindplan' is a method for people recovering from a life changing illness, to maintain a healthy life balance.
|Hidden Art, December
Rich Mix, London
Shortlisted for Best Appearance during London Design Festival Awards Exhibition.
|, 16 - 28 October 2007
Baltic Square, Newcastle
Revealing the Invisible celebrates the forgotten lead mining industry of Allendale. Blue light art installations reveal the ruins true to their form. The result of a Sustainable Tourism Design Camp as part of Dott 07 (Design of the Times).(Also part of the FRED Festival 2007)
Designers Monica Chong, Vincenzo Di Maria, Jim Rokos, and Christina Worsing made up the Allendale Industrial Heritage team. Given a chance to explore the natural, social and built environment, what struck them deeply were the invisible elements of the town’s lead mining past. Much of the physical evidence of Allendale’s industry appears to have faded away as it has decayed and slowly been consumed by its natural surroundings. Often, the built environment, if it remains at all, becomes a relic. Original forms leave only partial traces of a life that once was in full motion. Usually it is these tangible leftovers we seek out when we try to experience our past. We visit historic sites and stare at the bits that are within our scope. But for every form we are able to grasp, there remains a counter-form as well—a piece that sits invisibly alongside.
With the desire to illuminate these moments of Allendale’s industrial heritage, the team has proposed a series of four light-based installations to fill in the gaps, which time and space has erased. Light provides the proof our eyes often require to make sense of a physical world that no longer exists. Yet it also taps into the ephemera and fleeting nature of an intangible reality that remains intact.
These four installations sustained by hydroelectric power from the Allen River, will run continuously yet be most pronounced during the evening hours. We are proposing a self-guided experience whereby visitors move at their own pace and draw their own conclusions. In the hopes of supporting an open-ended experience, navigation and explicit background information will be kept to a minimum. Transportation to and from Allendale as well between installations will be provided. Cues and clues will be available ranging from introductory communications at the DOTT festival to embedded markers throughout the town. Light is the guiding principle of this project. It will act as a beacon throughout the community to indicate locations, people, and resources that make up the experience. If seeking help, insight, or conversation, we encourage people to simply move towards the light. The rest will take care of itself. Ultimately, by interacting on one’s own terms, we believe connections between past and present have the greatest chance of being felt and known.
|DOTT Design camp, 12th - 21st July 2007
Allendale, near Newcastle
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|Shortlisted for , 7th – 8th July 2007
Villa Noailles, Hyeres
The ‘Blindspot’ range is short-listed for the second Design Parade festival.
|Innovation Center, opening 15th May 2007
Central Saint Martins, London
The ‘Blindspot’ range is exhibited in the launch of the Innovation Center’s new exhibition space.
|, Al Consolato-Generale Britannico, Thursday 19th April 2007, from 10am to 6.30pm
4th Floor, Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 10, Milan
Jim Rokos was invited by the British Consulate in Milan to exhibit Blindspot at the Ambassadors private residence for a special British Design Day promoting British Designers during the Salone.
On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair, the British Consulate-General, together with UK Trade & Investment, invite you to their
BRITISH DESIGN DAY a presentation of furniture and furnishings by young British designers.
|, 18-23 April 2007
Studio Romeo Gigli, Via Angelo Fumagalli 6, Milan
|Designersblock: '7 squarters', September 2006
Nicholls & Clark buildings on Shoreditch High Street'
|'Talent Zone 100%east', September 2006
Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Find the ‘Cat flip’ exhibited on Brick Lane.
|'Up All Night', September 2006
Central Saint Martins, The Lethaby Gallery
The annual showcase of postgraduate design work from Central Saint Martins.
Part of the London Design Festival.
|PARK&PRODUCTS, July 2004
Exhibited at a 12 months long production by Public Works, in Kensington Gardens. Featuring the Leaping Rabbit.