Tag: London

GFW18 – Winner of the Stand Award

Stand design for Graduate Fashion Week 2018 in London.
Freelance for the Fashion department of Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, Scotland 2018

WINNER OF THE STAND AWARD

I designed this stand for Edinburgh College of Art with sustainability and usability as the core concepts.

Recycled & Recyclable Core

The core components (paper tubes and plastic sheets) are already recycled materials, linked together with paper clips and screws, making it easy to assemble, dismantle and reuse in another configuration. This also leaves the materials clean, free from glue or paint that would end their recycling cycle. The coat hangers are also made out of cardboards, except for the metal hooks and clips obviously.

Taking the concept further, additional storage boxes and decoration of the stand have been made from Graduate Fashion Week 2018 waste, collected on site from skips.

Accessible Showcase

The different heights of the tables make the stand accessible, as well as the shaping the space. This is enhanced by the lightning which brings up the portfolios and creates a unique, warm, boutique atmosphere. The petals have different heights to showcase different length of garments, and also giving every students equal opportunity to showcase their work.

Optimum Design

The design was though through to limit the amount of waste & lost raw material to a minimum; every millimetre counts!
The left over of the tubes used to create the hangers have been used to make the ‘heads’ of the mannequins and the lamps are designed using the centre of the petals.

New Beginning

Almost every elements of the stand will be repurposed for next years’ event or donated to local charities at the end of GFW18, and when the time comes, they can be recycled again at a local waste management centre!

 

 

Material

Kalico Plastic sheets
UK based company converting waste plastics into colourful, aesthetic boards
100% recycled , 100% recyclable

Paper tubes
UK based company
100% recyclable

EDIBLE plants
Origin UK
Will be donated to the community garden at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital

SCRAP MDF-BULBS-HOOKS-CLIPS
EU based companies, local shops
To be reused in the build of 2019 stand 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Mark Kobine for your help, advices and sharing pains aux chocolats.
Emily Ford-Halliday & Mal Burkinshaw for the opportunity and trusting me.
Linda Wilson, Juliet Dearden & Claire Ferguson for your support.
Wendy Bruce for your kindness and making everything easy.
Design Informatics for letting me use the studio and workshops.

Abandoned Underworld

 

“Aboveground, London is an exceptionally clean and well-groomed city, but its streets hide an dystopian-looking underworld, blocked off from the vast majority of the public for decades. There are networks of dank hidden sewers, cable conduits, road and utility tunnels, old catacombs, and abandoned train tubes. Now, a daring group of self-identified “place hackers” is using photography to bring this chthonic region to light, however forbidden their explorations may be.

Every single photograph in the book was “taken without permission from anyone,” writes editor Bradley Garrett, who works by day as a geography researcher at the University of Oxford. Garrett says the 12 photographers included here chose to remain anonymous for fear of a response by authorities. Another six subterranean photographers refused to include their work in the book, and after hearing it would be published, one went so far as to burn four years’ worth of her negatives, fearing arrest.

Armed with headlamps and cameras, these rogue archaeologists climbed over palisade fencing and barbed wire; lowered themselves on ropes through ventilation shafts; and popped manholes open, all to access moldy, sprawling, often pitch-black nether regions, inhabited only by vermin. “Walking miles of empty tunnels, we found it difficult to comprehend the rent per square foot we paid for our flats,” says Garrett.

There’s a political element to this verboten spelunking, a call to challenge the status quo of how the public interacts with urban infrastructure. “We stand by our belief that publicly funded architectural projects should be visible and accessible to the hard-working public whose tax revenue made them possible in the first place,” Garrett writes. “Our photography, in that respect, is doing the dual political work of making urban places more open, more free, more transparent and more accessible . . . Our cameras are the more powerful weapons in a war over freedom of information.” From Fastcodesign

Bike Sharing

 

Bike sharing/retting is become a very popular in most big cities in Europe.
There are health benefits where bicycle sharing systems are run, and it increases the number of people cycling (see the article :Impact Evaluation of a Public Bicycle Share Program on Cycling: A Case Example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec) .

Impact Evaluation of a Public Bicycle Share Program on Cycling: A Case Example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec

Wikipedia Bicycle sharing system

Madrid BiciMad

Paris Velib

London Barclays Cycle Hire

Comparison between Velib and the Boris Bike

Comparison between Velib and Barclays Cycle Hire