The Deptford design challenge was a true eccentric highlight

The London Design Festival week got off to a really good start at the Royal Festival Hall and I was particularly pleased to be involved in the Deptford Design Market Challenge exhibition held there.

Here 27 designers reinterpret 27 discarded objects found on a thrift market stall in Deptford. The results of these redesigned items ingeniously transformed from humble bargains to some really quite funky, charming and desirable ‘objets’ was really rather imaginative and unexpected – quite the quintessence of English eccentricity and quirkiness.

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Sebastian Conran, Director, Conran & Partners, London SE1

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