Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside
by Faudet-Harrison

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Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

London Design Festival 2011: British designers Faudet-Harrison have furnished an east London shoe shop for footwear designer Tracey Neuls.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

Recycled objects were combined with new materials to create the furniture, which includes a chest of shoebox-drawers mounted on a vintage footstool.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

The shop opened this month to coincide with the London Design Festival - see more stories about the festival here.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

Here's some more text from Tracey Neuls and Faudet-Harrison:

Tracey Neuls opens new shop for Design Week!

Pioneering and of a single mind, Tracey Neuls chooses her shop where there is great spirit and individuality not unlike her original footwear. Building on the success of her West London Marylebone shop, she embarks on her second space - Eastside!

The eclectic mix of shops found on her flagship Marylebone Lane spans from elderly gentlemen specialising and selling buttons to a bespoke Sausage maker – all a stroll from Bond St. It is this juxtaposition that can also be seen on Redchurch St. just minutes from Liverpool Street Station. Shunning homogenous high street formula, boutiques mingle with small galleries, cafes and residential dwellings. Drawing upon inspiration from the carefully selected ‘neighbourhoods’ - Tracey’s shoes are about the individual wearer and have no boundaries as to age or fashion preference setting her designs apart.

For London Design Week, this idea of ‘community’ will be pushed from carboot to closet distilling a database of interesting ‘every day’ objects. Faudet-Harrison have been invited to alter, amalgamate and redesign these objects in a way that they could only do. Previous design alterations are so clever and effortless; for example, a matchbox where one side of the slide drawer is empty, serving as a place to put the spent matches. This idea is placed in the same genre as sticky notes where it begs the question as to why it hadn’t been done before?

With ease and wit these two different design practices come together for this years Design Week collaboration.

Faudet-Harrison said: "the Furniture and products produced are centred around rituals of shoes and getting ready, all have an element of altered and restored found object married with new materials giving each piece a revised function."