Visit STORE Store in Coal Drops Yard during London Design Festival for the launch of After School Club products made by state school pupils. STORE Store is also hosting a series of public weekday After Work Club workshops during LDF, hosted by leading UK artists and designers.
STORE Store brings together artists, architects, and designers and engages them for the greater good of the community. Its goal is to address the social imbalance within art, design and architecture education by getting more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into applied creative courses.
Running workshops and summer schools across London and in cities like Athens and Warsaw, STORE Store offers a taste of what creative practice can offer to those who might not otherwise have considered taking up such a path.
Monday the 16th of September
Join designer Tessa Silva and explore the process of extracting the protein from milk to form a natural alternative to plastic, in order to produce small handcrafted objects. The Protein project seeks to re-envision milk as a resourceful and valuable raw material, utilising waste milk from the dairy industry.
Tuesday the 17th of September
‘The Colour of Hair’ workshop is run by Fabio Hendry from Studio ilio. During the workshop participants will learn the basics of ‘The Colour of Hair’ printing technique, an innovative process that Fabio Hendry has developed alongside with Martijn Rigters. The participants will apply the printing technique, which transforms human hair into a printing medium, to various display plates and tiles made from aluminium
Friday the 20th of September
Join designer Peter Marigold and experiment with the unique material FORMcard. FORMcard is a handy pocket sized card of meltable bio plastic that can be used to make, mend and modify the world around you. Simply using hot water, you can create unique, permanent, instant hand-made plastic objects and fixes. Peter will be a hand to advise and guide you through the making process.
Peter Marigold is a designer and maker of objects. After completing the M.A. Design Products course at the RCA he established his studio concentrating on a wide variety of objects including furniture, products and artworks. In 2015 he created FORMcard, a meltable bio-plastic product with a far reaching applications for everyday situations which is now sold globally.