Following our recent showcase of design talent in east London, the team behind new housing development VIVO have commissioned Dezeen to acquire ten pieces of original design by creatives surrounding Stepney Green.
The pieces will form part of a collection of 30 works of art, fashion, sculpture and furniture celebrating local talent that will be exhibited at the Genesis Cinema and then donated to the VIVO residents. The ten design pieces will also be published on Dezeen and the VIVO website. We want to hear from designers, makers, stores, brands and anyone else based in east London who has a product or piece of work that they would be interested in selling to the Stepney Green Design Collection. We will be looking to purchase a range of different pieces, including work by established names as well young and upcoming talents. Preference will be given to one-off pieces or limited editions.
If you’re interested, please email details of your proposal, including text, images and price to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Stepney Green Design Collection” in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is 22 August. VIVO is a new Stepney Green housing development by east London housing association East Thames Group and urban regeneration company First Base that is due to open in spring 2013. More details about the development can be found here.
Here are some more details about the project from East Thames Group and First Base:
Stepney Green Design Collection
East London. Two words that sum up everything that’s innovative, fresh and exciting about the capital right now.
Inspiring and imaginative, its creative flair sends ripples across London and beyond. It's an infectious place to be. Where the established and ambitious are drawn to live, create and enjoy life.
With such a treasure trove of original and independent design in our backyard, we’re working with three east London and local design experts; Dezeen, the Londoneer and Katie Antoniou, author of London Plinth and Run Riot to uncover the unexpected, unusual and unique.
These three Londoners will hunt down arts, fashion, jewellery, sculptures, furniture, photography or textiles, to bring together 30 hidden gems from in and around Stepney Green, the heart of east London’s arts scene.
See the Stepney Green Design Collection for yourself, and from the 14th of September come by the Genesis Cinema, a true gem of the east end that has hosted entertainment for over 150 years.