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Shoreditch Design Triangle 2016

One week. Sixty-three events

Published: September 14, 2016

Category: Events

The Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural happening that brings together the best of East London’s creative talent for seven days in September. It is a street by street showcase of pioneering design, fashion and culture. The event is organised by SCP, who have been resident in the centre of the triangle on Curtain Road for over 30 years.

Since the early 1980s, the east end of London has been the epicentre of the creative rejuvenation of the city, attracting talent from all around the world and setting new standards in design, fashion and art. The Shoreditch Design Triangle seeks to capture the pioneering spirit of the area, fostering ambition, collaboration and having as much fun as possible along the way.

This year, visitors can expect new product launches, immersive exhibitions, interactive installations, workshops, talks and active working spaces, all nestled amongst the vibrant streets and people of Shoreditch. Running from 17th–25th September, the majority of venues opening for late night parties on Tuesday the 20th.

For more information, visit shoreditchdesigntriangle.com or scroll below to see all the exciting events taking place.

We would like to thank long-standing local Estate Agent Stirling Ackroyd for their ongoing support.


Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel London and Modern Design Review present Ready Made Go 2, a new collection of original works by a selection of London’s most exciting designers. The specially commissioned objects are integrated into the hotel and shown in the positions for which they were intended. Ineke Hans also hosts a thought-provoking panel discussion: HYBRIDS on Monday, 19th September.
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Acrylicize welcome guests to their new event space, Studio 7, to learn more about the workings of a unique and fast-growing creative studio, and discuss a blend of fine art, interior design and brand experience to tell a story. Hosted by the Creative & New Business Directors of Acrylicize. To RSVP, visit eventbrite.co.uk and search the event name
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The Evolution of Shoreditch
Forget cliché comments on bearded bikers and independent coffee shops and join Albion Counter on Thursday, 22nd September for an evening of exploration into the evolution of Shoreditch. This ticketed Q&A at Albion Counter sees some of the area’s key business owners discussing the past, present and future of one of London’s most influential, design-led destinations.
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Ally Capellino PFFFFFFFFFF
Shoreditch-based accessories label Ally Capellino have designed  PFFFFFFFFFF, a foot-rest (pouffe) fffffffilled with layers of raw Swaledale wool fibres, featuring signature Ally Capellino handles made from burnished veg tanned hides.
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Altar Furniture
Marking a triumphant launch of their full line of lifestyle furnishings reflecting their customers’ spirit, Altar Furniture welcomes all to their pop-up shop and lounge. Discover playful furnishings that convey individuality as they’re meant to be enjoyed: in a warm, dynamic and social environment.
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Burro e Salvia
Using hundreds of cartons from the eggs used daily to make their fresh pasta, Burro e Salvia showcase installations, wall coverings, curtains, fresh herb pots, all sharing the principle that recycled is good and beautiful.
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British Land Celebration of Design Exhibition
Every year since 2007, the London Design Festival has awarded leaders in the design field for their outstanding contribution to design. 2016 is the award’s 10th anniversary and with that comes an exhibition to celebrate its legacy alongside a showcase of this year’s winners. The event partner for the awards, British Land, is hosting this exhibition at its prestigious Broadgate development.
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Calvert 22 Foundation
A season on utopian public space and the quest for new national identities across the post-Soviet world, Power and Architecture takes place between 10 June – 9 October 2016 and comprises four interlinked elements: a conference, exhibition, talks & workshops. On Wednesday 21st there is a talk with architect and urbanist Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss.
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Charlene Mullen
Charlene Mullen shows new products including her Geometric range for Royal Doulton sold exclusively in store. There will also be stationery, Christmas baubles and the new sampler Doodle textiles.
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Clarke, Clerkin and Kaur
Maltasingh’s Indian Kitchen was Brick Lane’s first ever Curry house. Clarke, Clerkin and Kaur invite some of London’s leading designers to help recreate this establishment of rich historical and cultural importance. A kitchen has been constructed throughout September and on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September, there will be curry, pastizzi and beer. The material for this refit is kindly supplied by SCP.
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Connecting the Dots
Enlightened Design presents an intimate exhibition that explores light, time and lightness. Time takes a leap of almost three centuries: in an authentic Georgian house, Jolanda van Goor, Bo Reudler, Morgan Ruben, Femke van Gemert, Studio Hamerhaai and Maarten Olden exhibit their most recent work.
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Creative Clerkenwell
Moments, mementos and memories. What makes a good London design souvenir? What are the elements of a creative London life? Creative Clerkenwell heads east with a pop–up shop and installation featuring favourite souvenirs designed and made in London, plus small-space solutions and bespoke pegboard shop-fittings by Kreisdesign.
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Dandy Star
Dandy Star launches a new lighting range called Viva Mexico. The colourful woven plastic lamp bases have been coupled with complimentary shades for The House of Dandy.
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Dudson Ltd
Since 1800, Dudson have been producing ceramic tableware in Stoke-on-Trent.  Nine generations on, Dudson is still a privately owned family business and the oldest in the UK to specialise in ceramic tableware for the ever expanding world of travel and hospitality. Come and see how it is made, from design through manufacture and decorating. There is also a display of the finished ceramic pieces.
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Edit. Tokyo introduce the Made In Japan collection: traditional, functional and well-designed Japanese lifestyle products. The store, designed by exhibition designer Andres Ros Soto, provides a flexible space that retains the original features of the building whilst employing materials that reflect the industrial history of the area.
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A free interactive exhibition. Factorylux integrate Apple and Xicato technology to take you on a journey into the future of lighting. Bring your iOS device or borrow one from Factorylux. Visit this exhibition to experience the materials and craftsmanship you admire with the connectivity you desire.
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Form & Seek pop-up at Boxpark
Form & Seek curates a pop–up shop at Boxpark where designers respond to the theme of “De–construct/Re–construct”. Designs by: Bilge Nur Saltik, Rive Roshan, Sarah Colson, Smith Matthias, Alicia Patanowska, Pia Wüstenberg, Jule Waibel, Lina Patsiou, Victoria Ledig, Kirsi Enkovaara, Sabrina Kraus Lopez, Megan Collins, Ahryun Lee, Beatrice Larkin, Studio Ilio, Cana Begum Ozgur, Alei Verspoor, Jane Kim, Proof of Guilt, Alissa Volchkova.
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Geffrye Museum of the Home – Ceramics in the City selling fair
The Geffrye’s annual celebration of ceramics brings together the work of over fifty potters from across the UK – a mix of leading names and rising talents – in a riot of colour, style, texture and technique. Meet the makers, watch demonstrations, browse and buy a unique piece for your home.
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Good Times Tattoo
Check out the original artwork of artists Nikole Lowe, Nick Horn, Hannah Keuls, Harriet Hapgood, Piotrek Taton, Jon Peeler, Kat Hanula and Boshka Grygoriew- Alvy. There’s also a variety of creations to view and buy, from paintings, prints and shirts to sound systems and antique Tonka toy lamps.
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Hassell – Chance Encounters
Chance Encounters, an immersive installation, explores the life-changing sparks that fly from accidental meetings and looks at how good design can be a catalyst for unexpected collisions. Visitors are invited into a crafted experience of ‘shelter’ which plays on the poetic moment of meeting people in the rain.
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Hato x Michael Marriott new product launch
Hato launch a new product and a limited edition print with long-time SCP collaborator and furniture master, Michael Marriott. On Tuesday 20th meet the makers, watch riso-printing demonstrations and browse Hato’s collection of books, prints and stationary in store. Throughout the event, enjoy 10% off printing sales and 20% off all merchandise in the shop, upon showing the event map or mentioning the event.
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House of Hackney
An in conversation with event discussing the new mood in interiors and how to interpret new colour and print trends. House of Hackney brings together interior designers who have pioneered this shift in design aesthetic. Co–founder Frieda, will hold interviews and a Q&A with industry leading interior designers in the award–winning Shoreditch store. A £5 entry donation goes to Help Refugees charity.
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IRFC Studio  
Shoreditch is unquestionably a hub for foodies. So, as food trends move further into the unknown, IRFC predict their own for the future bringing together design, packaging and marketing know how.  Join them as they explore the sustainable, the unused and the last resort for food; all served by the IRFC Studio for your pleasure.
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JaguarShoes Collective presents All Things Considered
Hackney-based All Things Considered is a collective of eight female artists united by a shared passion for handmade processes. Their installation at The Old Shoreditch Station, present the very best of their collective works across photography, jewellery, illustration, painting, textiles, sculpture and ceramics.
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James Stickley at Forge & Co
James Stickley exhibits a range of new and existing designs at Forge & Co’s Lounge and The Modern Grill. View his work and dine at his tables. On Tuesday 20th from 8pm there will be drinks, DJs and a chance to see and try James Stickley’s latest work.
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Jasper Morrison Shop – The Hard Life
Jasper Morrison presents an exhibition of his photographs of Portuguese rural crafts taken at Lisbon’s National Museum of Ethnology. The photos reveal the beauty of these everyday objects and the quality of an alternative design method, arrived at collectively through generations of refinement in their making.
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Kestin Hare x Sunny Siders presents The Galvin Brothers
Kestin Hare’s neighbouring store hosts the launch of a new collection of handcrafted furniture from the Galvin Brothers. Spook Wood is a new capsule collection of handmade lounge and side tables from the Yorkshire craftsmen, created using traditional wood turning techniques. The launch includes products for sale, prototypes, work in progress and wood turning demonstrations.
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Kinoko launches a small collection inspired by their love of British designed technical fabrics and some of the cult manufacturers who best use them. This collection also marks the entry into their own brand, which is available to buy in store. To realise the collection, they have worked with manufacturers from London to the Lake District.
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In NEVERLAND graphic artist & multidisciplinary designer, Emily Forgot, pushes herself to use processes and materials uncommon to her current practice. She explores a personal passion for buildings & spaces both real, remembered and imagined through a series of drawings, assemblage & sculpture. The result is a playful world that embraces the disciplines of architecture, interior & product design.
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‘Polar Byzantine’ Collection Launch
Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. presents its new Polar Byzantine range of scarves and limited edition carpets designed in collaboration with MOOOI. Inspired by Finnish fantastic novel from author Rosa Liksom, this mythical collection is accompanied with a new bespoke pattern.
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Pilotis by Doshi Levien for Kvadrat
Doshi Levien launches a new curtain collection for Kvadrat called Pilotis at the London showroom. Playing with light, shape and layers, the design duo work with textured, smooth and perforated fabrics to create a futuristic and architecturally formed installation.
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The Atelier Apron – LABOUR AND WAIT
Labour and Wait has been producing their classic brown canvas apron for sixteen years. This year they have collaborated with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers to produce a limited edition apron in 12oz selvedge denim. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers launched their unique East London factory brand in April 2016, and are manufacturers of superior quality denim goods.
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Lee Broom – Opticality
Lee Broom celebrates the retail launch of his Optical lighting collection by transforming his Shoreditch store into a postmodern Op Art experiential exhibition named Opticality. Fully decorated in black and white, the store is an exploratory space, inviting visitors to take an immersive journey through a display of optical illusions. Discover the collection displayed and presented against a graphic monochrome backdrop.
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Leila’s Shop – I’ll have the pink one
La Grotta Ices make small batches of ice cream using only the most delicious seasonal fruits. ÅBÄKE have designed a range of greetings cards, selecting over one-hundred Pantone colours to match the hue of each ice-cream flavour available through the year. The cards are displayed in a screen which visitors are invited to rearrange and reconfigure. Autumnal ice-cream and sorbet flavours are available to buy.
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Luna & Curious + Fine Cell Work
Independent store Luna & Curious collaborate with Fine Cell Work – a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework. Luna & Curious has commissioned a selection of hand crafted cushions made entirely by British prisoners. The unique products are available to buy in-store and online.
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Map + Kickstarter
The Map pop-up shop showcases some of its innovative crowd-funded collaborations with London-based hardware start-ups including Kano, Beeline and Hackaball. All of the products have been launched successfully on Kickstarter and an exhibition will showcase their sketches, models and prototypes.
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Method – Uncertain Beauty
International design firm Method plays with data to showcase real-time colour trends emerging from the London Design Festival. An installation in the Tea Building, scans the festival to analyse the colours to showcase the emerging trends. Method is experimenting with “uncertainty” and ways to enable designers with new tools in a world of constant change.
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Milagros – Mexican Independence Day
Join Milagros to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on 15th and 16th September. Milagros works directly with individual artists, makers and workshops in Mexico, importing handmade folk art and craft. Pop along to for a shot of tequila and browse their range of handmade products.
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MINI LIVING “Forests” Installation by Asif Khan
Takes the form of a three-part installation created by architect Asif Khan. The project explores architectural solutions to urban living as part of the brand’s MINI LIVING project. Three forest bathing spaces filled with plants are inserted into Shoreditch’s busy city streets, offering locals places to connect, create and relax.
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Modern Society
Join Modern Society on Tuesday 20th September, to witness the unveiling of their exclusive collaboration with NYC printers, Terrapin Stationary. Meet the designers, have a cocktail or two and cast your eye over the store’s highly curated selection of brands.
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Monologue London
Monologue London presents new exclusive collections from design brands including Parachilna, Budri and much more.
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Wolfgang Buttress at Oliver Spencer
Oliver Spencer showcases works by Wolfgang Buttress, artist/architect of ‘The Hive’: the gold medal winning pavilion of the Milan Expo 2015 now based in Kew Gardens. Wolfgang’s work explores the connections between art, design and our environment and has been received internationally. There are special events throughout the week to mark the collaboration with emblematic figure.~
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Outline Editions
A showcase of new original art work and limited edition prints by some of the hottest illustrators and graphic artists around. Artists include Malika Favre, Morag Myerscough, Virginie Morgand, Noma Bar, Kristjana S Williams, Lucille Clerc, Hey Studio, Steve Wilson, Supermundane, Lynnie Zulu, Anthony Burrill and Susie Wright.
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PRIN London and Studio Furthermore – Particle Particular
A showcase of materials considered works by studios PRIN and Furthermore. PRIN showcases special additions of the Rust homeware collection, celebrating new signature texture effects, hues and patterns from the oxidation of a unique mix of metal particulate and gypsum. Studio Furthermore premiere Tektites, a collection of work made of parian ceramic foam – a marvel material from another world.
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Punkt. At Jasper Morrison’s shop
Punkt. unveils two new colour options for the groundbreaking MP 01 mobile phone at the Jasper Morrison shop.
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Rachel Entwistle
The Rachel Entwistle studio launches a new range of unisex symbols. The designs can be worn interchangeably with single hoop earrings for piercings or for mini pendants. Browse the new range. Mix and match your chain and hoops for each design. Receive 20% off on Tuesday 20th in the evening.
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Reiko Kaneko – All that is Broken is not Lost
Building on ‘Exploring Glaze’ from London Design Festival 2015, ceramic designer Reiko Kaneko returns to Elementary Store for this year’s exhibition, ‘All That is Broken is Not Lost’. Showing the best results of this year’s reactive glaze process with the best-worst mistakes repaired using the traditional Japanese technique of Kintsugi.
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Rockett St George – Tropical Paradise
Inspired by balmy Indian summer evenings, Rockett St George have brought together a collection of their latest in-house designed pieces to turn The Hoxton’s courtyard dining space into a tropical oasis. The space offers a sanctuary from the city as well as inspiring many with new and exclusively designed pieces from homeware emporium, Rockett St George.
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Rothschild & Bickers – Pop-Up Showroom
Rothschild & Bickers invite you to a pop-up lighting showroom. For one week only, Rothschild & Bickers are curating an exhibition space with their bespoke handmade glass lighting and unique components. Explore and re-imagine the materials, finishes and the potential for new bespoke collaborations.
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SCP – Piet Hein Eek and SCP Forever
SCP East presents six shows: a display of work by Piet Hein Eek, the SCP 2016 Collection, an exhibition of Mexican craft, new contemporary lighting from NYC-based Roll & Hill, a totem of pouffes by Donna Wilson and a collection of tapestries by Hannah Waldron. On Tuesday 20th from 3pm, Piet Hein Eek and Design Museum Director, Deyan Sudjic discuss what makes an icon.
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Signal Noise – Place your bets
No one predicted the Brexit result, and the full extent of its effect on London will become apparent over the coming months and years. But what can we predict? As a London-based data design agency, Signal Noise curate an exhibition looking at what the data says will happen to our city. What type of people will be living here and which areas will they choose? How will we get around and how will our transport network change to adapt to a moving population? Come along and #placeyourbets
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London Design Festival at Sonos Studio
Sonos Studio hosts a programme of free events centred around music and design including workshops, talks, screenings and listenings. Go to Sonos.com/studio and the Sonos Studio London Facebook page for the latest programme information and how to attend.
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Studio Tord Boontje – Electro Craft
Electro Craft is an exhibition of electronic products created by a diverse group of designers who share a fascination with technology and beautifully made objects. This is the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft. Talks and performances are taking place throughout the show.
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That Flower shop
That Flower shop are having a live music set among the lush and bold environment of their shop on Shoreditch High Street on Tuesday 20th. View their work, listen to music and have a drink or something to eat from Hoi Polloi. You can pick up one of their bespoke hand tied bouquets throughout the event. Tickets include a £5 donation to Action on Addiction.
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Conical store takes over thethestore
This year Conical Store have taken over thethestore. On the 20th September, the space will be converted into a botanical laboratory. Conical store’s journey began with a desire to enhance spaces through the use of sculptural botanical foliage and to bring more green into our urban homes through simple labware vessels. All conicals are available to purchase.
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Tokyobike- Stacking / Packing
A collection of seating that packs and stacks. Society’s modern way of living sees us residing in smaller spaces and moving often. Furniture Designer, Dean Edmonds explores this through a series of demountable seating that can move and stay with us, creating something that is flexible yet reliable.
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Town House – Edit 16
Edit 16 features St Jude’s range of artist designed fabrics and wallpapers alongside the work of contemporary potters, printmakers and publishers. St Jude’s also launches new fabrics and wallpapers by Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Christopher Brown and Sheila Robinson hosts by their designers.
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Tracey Neuls – Back to School
For AW16 Tracey Neuls pays tribute to one of her first ever toe shapes. Created over 15 years ago, it’s a form that’s had a lasting influence on her iconic design history. Familiar yet never seen before, Neuls presents this new collection, recreating memories, Tracey Neuls goes ‘Back to School’ transforming her Shoreditch shop into a classroom aesthetic and theme.
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Vitra Pop-Up
Vitra’s temporary co-working space provides an inviting place to be productive and creative. The Hack workstations offer an attractive, functional and dynamic environment, for working or simply enjoying our cafe surrounded by contemporary and classic pieces from the Vitra collection. The Vitra Showroom is also open daily.
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Wonderound – Wonderful things around you
Lifestyle design store, Wonderound, will host an exhibition formed by a collaboration with a collection of furniture designers. The furniture, like their clothing, will represent simplicity, good design and quality, evoking a lifestyle based on uncomplicated elegance.
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Founder of Grain & Knot, Sophie, is making twenty-five exclusive one-off wooden spoons from reclaimed wood. Alongside this, the store is also creating an ever-changing installation. Visitors are asked to help create a temporary tree made from small off cuts of reclaimed wood. The aim is to create a unique sculpture that will help educate and inform on the importance of recycling materials.
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Carhartt WIP – Dented Pride | Shot by Sophie Green |Published by LAW & Ditto Press
Photographer Sophie Green and LAW have produced a publication with the support of Carhartt WIP. The book will consist of Sophie’s close-cropped photographs of banger racing cars after an evening spent on the track, capturing these stunning abstract artworks that are created completely by chance. Complimented with a special run of Photo print T-shirts and prints on display through the week, utilizing the eye-catching nature of Sophie’s images.
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