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A Second Life at Sketch for London Design Festival by Matter of Stuff

14th September 2019

London Design Festival celebrates immersive art installations to vibrant outdoor rooms to recognise contemporary art every year. This year, the festival is especially putting emphasis on sustainability. To celebrate London Design Festival, Sketch and Matter of Stuff commissioned one architecture and three design studios to create an array of experimental new works made from a single raw material.

I was recently invited to view these installations which will be on display until November and is free for the public to visit.

PIM Studio, Brodie Neill, Matteo Fogale and Studio Furthermore have transformed 5,000 cylindrical Burbridge pine dowels provided by Matter of Stuff to make a resolute and ongoing statement about the infinite possibilities of stainable design, upcycling and waste avoidance. The dowels measuring 2,400mm in length were originally used by Matter of Stuff for a pop up gallery in Kings Cross for London Design Festival last year.

Matter of Stuff is a contemporary design and manufacturing consultancy established in 2014 by architects Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni. Their work includes pop up exhibitions, workshops, an online store and gallery.

Sketch mixologist and Bars Director Pepijn Vanden Abeele have created a series of cocktails with House of Suntory across the menus in the Glade and Parlour for you to enjoy during this period. I am secretly in love with the Glade room but of course the pinkness of the parlour is always an Instagram favourite as well.

Towards the end of our breakfast, Instagram famous dog, @lecorgi walked in and stole the show. He is such a star. If you are not following his adventures on Instagram, you may want to check it out. You’ll know what I mean when you see his picture below.

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