Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Paper trail

Remember the good people at Urban Upholstery, who scour the streets for abandoned furniture to refurbish? They'll be at the Space + Time exhibition at Hoxton Hall for London Design Week. The exhibition explores "the intricate relationship, evolution and longevity of 21st century designs", promoting the idea that "renewable resources are paramount to the sustainability of our environment".

They'll be showing alongside London Origami, whose site is worth a wander especially since it provides some origami pattern downloads - perfect for upcycling the paper you no longer have a use for. I also explored their links page which led me to the genius of Mark Bolitho of Creaselightning, whose work is pictured here. Mark created a whole range of creatures for an Inland Revenue campaign that promoted the use of online forms instead of paper ones, and his work for Tesco was a witty way to encourage the use of their Clubcard.

To see more examples of materials being used and reused in innovative ways, Space + Time runs 19th September - 20th September from 10am to 8pm at Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6SH.

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