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Kingston School of Art transforms the Market for London Design Festival

Manufactory is a three day event, where the designers students work with the local community to reimagine the market as we know it.

To celebrate the annual London Design Festival we’ve collaborated with one of the UK’s most prestigious design courses at the Kingston School of Art. Our marketplace will transform over the festival, with each distinct designer taking a market stall as their base for the three day event. The aim is to explore the future of design for communities and commerce in the heart of the East End.

“Kingston Design School are incredible innovators, and we love that this show, to be held at the centre of the market, will have the market itself at its core.”

To celebrate the annual London Design Festival we’ve collaborated with one of the UK’s most prestigious design courses at the Kingston School of Art. Our marketplace will transform over the festival, with each distinct designer taking a market stall as their base for the three day event. The aim is to explore the future of design for communities and commerce in the heart of the East End.

Each student will bring their selected workspace to life by creating a live making area. Using their creative craft, the skilled students will transform materials to reflect stories integral to the marketplace itself. The result – new thought-provoking inventions informed by the past to inspire the future.

“The thread throughout this partnership is the celebration of those choosing an unconventional path over the ordinary, from these emerging designers to our unique and passionate market traders”  Toby Brown, market manager of Old Spitalfields Market, explains. “Kingston Design School are incredible innovators, and we love that this show, to be held at the centre of the market, will have the market itself at its core.”