Monday 13 December 2010

rupert blanchard for mary portas / save the children

'Mary's living and giving shop for Save The Children' is opening this week in primrose hill. I was invited by interior designer Kate Monckton to design and make the shop counter for the store.
the client wanted something in my trademark style. after visiting the shop i thought that it was better to come up with something slightly different that was complementary towards the space, rather than a piece that was only advantageous for me and fighting for attention in the space. i made a slightly modern take on the traditional haberdashery or hardware shop counter with a fair nod to the shops past, made of 100% recycled/reused materials...

- Sash shutter panels from a house now owned by Gilbert & George in East London
- Painted wood cut from a broken 1930s internal door from a house in Wiltshire
- Decorative mouldings sliced from the interior of an old chemist shop in Acton
- Work surface cut from decommissioned scaffolding planks
- Brass haberdashery shop metre stick from a car boot sale in Wimbledon
- Varnish and woodstains left over from a project at The Women's Library
- Extra internal mdf shelving left over from a project at Time Based Arts

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