Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light
by Ed Carpenter

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Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter

Designed in Hackney: the Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter is next up in our Designed in Hackney showcase of design talent from the London borough that Dezeen calls home. 

Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter

First exhibited at Carpenter’s Royal College of Art graduation show in 2001, the iconic urban souvenir was put into production in the UK the following year by Thorsten Van Elten, who's based in neighbouring Tower Hamlets and still stocks the lamp on his online shop.

Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter

It's now a best-seller in museums and design shops around the world.

Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter

Carpenter co-founded a studio with classmate André Klauser after a few collaborations and they work under the name Klauser & Carpenter on Hackney Road.

Designed in Hackney: Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter

They're both partners in local design and production company Very Good & Proper, who make almost all their products in their Hackney workshop.


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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.

  • http://reactivelighting.com Reactive Lighting

    These little Pigeons look great, at first I was thinking this was some type of clip on scarecrow type thing.

  • Jimmy

    I bought my ex girlfriend one of these years ago… Forgot about them! Might buy one for myself now!