Lexicon is the visual vocabulary of Tom Brooksbank & Allan Collins.
Brooksbank and Collins collaboration began with a quirk of fate when they were ascribed adjacent desks working for a London architecture office. Almost immediately they started an ongoing conversation about art, architecture, design and the common threads which are woven between these things.
Drawing on their divergent backgrounds as an architect (Brooksbank b. 1982) and a fine artist (Collins b. 1979) their dialogue condensed around an open list of distinguished designs in seeking to illuminate precisely which inner conceptual intentions set apart Shiro Kuramata’s Acrylic Vase, the Porsche 917 and Mies Van Der Rohe’s Crown Hall IIT, amongst many more masterpieces of design, apart.
Gradually through listening, talking and observation Brooksbank and Collins came to recognise that their own independent lines of inquiry within the fields of architecture and art had, to a large degree, come to overlap within design. This shared pattern of interest has, since the establishment of their London studio in 2012, formed the template of their design collaboration.