The Museum of Making, Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

White arkitekter

The Museum of Making, designed by White Arkitekter, is one of the showcase site-specific pavilions for this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, which runs in London from 24-26 May 2016.

Located on St John’s Square and visible from Clerkenwell Road, The Museum of Making is at the centre of the installation trail.

The form of the pavilion – a Swedish barn – references White Arkitekter’s Scandinavian heritage, transposing this agricultural motif into an urban context. It is built from Equitone cladding panels arranged in section to create an open yet sheltered space to bring people together.

Drawing on Clerkenwell’s rich history of craft and industry it will be an active space showcasing the haptic and social qualities of making, and will host workshops and demonstrations programmed by curator Pete Collard, allowing locals to Clerkenwell and visitors to the festival a chance to engage in the art of making.

Workshops run daily from 11.30am – 4.30pm:

Tuesday 24 May:  The Goldsmiths’ Centre: Punch a Pendant
Step into the shoes of a skilled craftsperson by punching your own pendant design under the careful guidance of established and aspiring goldsmiths from the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Drop-in during the day to discover the tools of the trade and find out what it takes to be a craftsperson.

Wednesday 25 May: Craft Central architectural card making workshop
Craft Central presents: Paper Tango’s architectural card making workshop
Judy Robinson of Paper Tango has designed two incredible pop up cards for visitors to construct and keep. Choose between St John’s Gate or Smithfield Market in an array of bright colours.Designs, paper manufacturing and laser cutting have all been produced in the UK. Craft Central would like to thank G.F Smith for donating the cards from their incredible premium Colorplan collection & Trilogy Lasercraft for crafting all 1000 cards with their in house industrial laser-cutters.

Thursday 26 May: Thomas.Matthews – The Future of [re]Making for a circular economy
The Future of [re]Making for a circular economy, in partnership with Interface and Thomas.Matthews looks at power design has to turn waste into value.
Engage with a sofa ‘tear down’ by Urban Upholstery to understand how we can design better interior products, through the act of dissembling .

Listen to a ‘Sofa Talk’ featuring beautiful thinking from leading brands and designers. Ramon Arratia (Interface) and David Stover (Bureo) will talk about sustainable product innovation. Ella Doran (Ella Doran Studio) and Xenia Moseley (XM) will describe their amazing sofa survivor project and Sophie Thomas (Thomas.Matthews) will talk about the importance of design in a circular economy and The Great Recovery project.

Published on 25/02/2016

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