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APRIL 2012display until May 07Design’s leading voices praise a new generation of talentsThe ENDORSEMENTSOur Selection of Spring LooksBisazza Reveals Its Artistic Ambitions MaterialManat his new london show, iain hales proves that all things are indeed created equal.portrait PAUL PLEWS early in his career, iain hales chose to compose sculptures using found materials, believing that objects with a past life were imbued with a sense of history. But as his practice evolved—notably after 2007, when he left his native scotland to study at the slade school of Fine art in london—nar-rative became less important. “My use of found materials became more connected to the arte povera idea of availability and a kind of expediency,” he says. hales began to assemble and manipulate objects like wood shutters and stage weights—as well as household items like rubber and ceramic tiles—into austere architectural structures and brightly colored, uncon-tained biomorphic shapes. this approach, hales says, is ...