Gallery: DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

 
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If you are looking for great examples of objects born into a second life, Deptford Design Market Challenge is just the ticket. As part of the London Design Festival’s green schedule of events, The Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank is housing The Deptford Design Challenge until 25th September. Twenty-six international designers, including Conran and Partners, Stuart Haygarth, Martí Guixé, and Based Upon, were invited to redesign discarded objects from Deptford Thrift Market, turning market bargains from a broken desk fan to a dirty sofa into new and functional designs. Challenging the preconceptions of usefulness and beauty, the designers were asked to use their talents to re-work the item; creating something unique, desirable and functional.

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  1. London Design Festival ... November 2, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    […] polished and curated. Following which, it was off into the press office and then a look at Deptford Design Challenge and of course the Swarovski […]

  2. Deptford Design Challen... September 19, 2007 at 4:43 am

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