1 Oct 2010
Eco Factory at London Design week.
It was a pleasure to see responsible and beautiful design featuring so prominently during the London Design festival this year, in particular the Annie Sherburne curated an inspirational exhibition which explores sustainable design and 'co designing' at the gallery in the OXO tower.
knitters and installation artists Eco Factory was founded by Annie Sherburne in 2010, following 18 years of research, and includes the following London based design groups: Barley Massey's Fabrications, guerrillaKnitty Gritty, clothes based charity Traid (who will be conducting sew good workshops), Osian Batyka-Williams' sculpted metal chairs, Out Of Bounds music, performance artists Sarah McPhee (human lace making) and Kate Morris (human decoration), sitting in this prestigious gallery space, opposite the heaving 'Designers Block' event (in which I incidentally bumped into the lovely Mr Wayne Hemingway).
This event proves that responsible design that is beautiful, sometimes provocative and always meaningful is finding it's place amongst the big players of London design; a design capital of the world. Good work guys!