Building on the theme of material stewardship, brands are exploring ways to combine locally sourced materials with contemporary and regional design vernaculars, making distinct products which support localised infrastructures with a global influence.
Atelier100, a division of IKEA championing new retail models, hosted their Drop02 in a pop up venue in Hackney. A satellite of their Hammersmith flagship, Atlelier100 are an incubator for makers and designers celebrating the rich tapestry of London based local creatives. From homewares, to jewellery and fashion, made to order pieces ensure production never exceeds demand.
Are You Mad, curated a selection of furniture and objects made with waste plastic sourced from businesses based within a 250 metre radius of the venue in London's Soho. Turning single-use plastic waste into multi-use products, they aim to challenge the perception of material value, while encouraging networks of reciprocal exchange within the local community.