Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Your Design Radius / TEN

After we talked about 'reading the lay of the land' and seeing the design potential of your immediate surroundings, I thought further about establishing a sourcing and design radius around your home. I had a chat with Julia Lohmann. She said that there is a collective called TEN who are interested in responsible sustainable design. They did a project which was based on sourcing design materials, production methods, contacts and networks within a 10 kilometre radius. The design outcomes should not cost more than £10. The group includes Tomoko Azumi, Stephen Bretland, Carl Clerkin, Gitta Gschwendtner, Chris Jackson, Sam Johnson, Michael Marriott, Hector Serrano, Onkar Singh Kular, and Nina Tolstrup. They exhibit their work at 100% Design at the London Design Festival and you can read about their 2008 exhibition 'Wood', supported by the Crafts Council, here. GG

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