Designed by White Arkitekter, sponsored by EQUITONE
The Museum of Making is designed by White Arkitekter with engineering from Price & Myers. Built of EQUITONE materials, with flooring supplied by Esthec Terrace the museum is a deconstructed barn and will function as a live social space dedicated to the art of making. Archival exhibits from the Museum of London will be displayed alongside the work of contemporary makers practising in Clerkenwell today. The museum will host daily participatory workshops by The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Craft Central and Thomas.Matthews.
Workshops daily from 11.30 – 4.30:
Tuesday 24 May: The Goldsmiths’ Centre: Punch a Pendant
Step into the shoes of a skill 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. The Museum of Making, designed by Swedish practice White Arkitekter and sponsored by Equitone, is a specially designed pavilion on St John’s Square celebrating the area’s rich heritage of making and crafts. Part of Clerkenwell Design Week.
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.
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