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The Sculpture House

Alex Chinneck's Wooden rug
Alex Chinneck’s Wooden rug

See Studio in Hackney Wick is running a show entitled The Sculpture House over LDF, until 30 September, featuring work from Alex Chinneck , Luke Hart, James Capper  and David Murphy. Turning traditional furniture making on its head, the show features a Persian rug made of wood, a bathtub made of digger buckets and lifeguard buoy-inspired stools.

James Capper Steel Bath
James Capper Steel Bath

The Design Museum’s Kenwood Kitchen Weekend

This weekend sees the Design Museum focusing on all things Kenwood. Saturday will see the pop-up Kenwood kitchen transformed into an artist’s studio, in which you – the public – can take Kenwood products are your muse, creating sketches and collages insured by the kitchenware. Sunday’s rather twee and lovely Make and Cake Family workshop goes all Blue Peter, inviting families to create a model of a ‘fantastical labour saving gadget’ from a cardboard box . Then, it’s reward time: you can decorate  a cupcake to take home with you.



Just to prove we’re not all about London, our final like of the week is all the way form sunny Spain, where Ana Yago has created a portable eco-design book, entitled Hiatus. Over 20 design creatives and studios from eight countries, including America, Lebanon, Holland and Brazil have collaborated in the not-for-profit publication, which collates opinions and musings on the relationship between design, the environment and the economy. Featuring pieces from Jasper Morrison, Li Edelkoort, Nacho Carbonell and Erwan Bouroullec, the book aims to help entrepreneurs and designers improve the efficacy and sustainability of their products and practice.

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  • karen morton November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    How inspiring – great idea and I particularly like the presentation. Is the Hiatus available to purchase? do you know from where?

    Thanks for keeping us informed Design Week

    regards, Karen Morton Oxbowmedia

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