YCN, a group set up in 2001 to showcase emerging design talent, has moved into its new space in 72 Rivington Street, London EC2. The ground floor, which is open daily, exhibits the work of new designers and illustrators, and there is also a collection of items available to buy, as well as a lending library. The two upper floors provide studio space for the YCN team. The interiors were designed by the Klassnik Corporation.
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The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
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