To celebrate the launch of their new practice, Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan present their ethereal Cloud on Saturday 26 November at York Hall, London.

Critically acclaimed architects and designers Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan are pleased to announce the launch of their new studio, PERNILLA & ASIF. A new London-based design practice, their unique approach will be defined by innovative design which encompasses creative direction and experimental architecture.

To celebrate the launch of PERNILLA & ASIF, the duo will present the UK debut of their ethereal installation Cloud (2011). Cloud will transform the iconic venue of York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. The installation will be open free to the public for one day only on Saturday 26 November 2011. Originally shown for Design Miami/Basel, Cloud is a slowly formed floating roof canopy made from helium gas, water and soap.

In advance of the official launch of the studio, Ohrstedt and Khan have been commissioned by the British Council, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Preservation of Monuments Board, Singapore to create the Future Memory Pavilion, a temporary pavilion for Singapore's annual architecture festival ArchiFest. Comprising two rope cones, one filled with sand and the other ice, respectively filling and emptying the interior spaces, the Pavilion addresses land and climate issues inherent to Singapore's history and future. The 8m-high and 20m-wide structure is sited in front of the National Museum of Singapore from 19 October–27 November 2011 and aims to raise awareness in Singapore of the exciting younger generation of designers in Britain.
<i>Cloud</i> by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan at Design Miami/Basel, 2011. Photo by James Harris.
Cloud by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan at Design Miami/Basel, 2011. Photo by James Harris.
Pernilla Ohrstedt (b.1980, Sweden) and Asif Khan (b.1979, UK) met while studying architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and have since collaborated on numerous experimental works. These acclaimed projects include Harvest (2010) for Design Museum London, which used London's foliage as a raw material for furniture, as well as Cloud (2011) for Design Miami/Basel.

PERNILLA & ASIF are currently working on projects for Colette in Paris for Christmas 2011 and a major commission for the London 2012 Olympics. Details for both of these commissions will be announced shortly.

Drawing upon their diverse experience from art, architecture and design PERNILLA & ASIF have created a radical and innovative partnership which operates at the cutting edge through both commissioned and self-initiated projects. The launch of their studio represents an exciting time for young architects in Britain.

For further information on PERNILLA & ASIF and for information on seeing Cloud on Saturday 26 November 2011 visit

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