Design shows it has a heart, raising money for charity at designjunction 2014. So don't be shy, place your bid and you could go home with a bespoke piece by one of Britain's leading talents
BY DEE IVA
Two iconic designs, an Anglepoise lamp and an Ercol 'Stacking' chair, have been given startling makeovers. Spraypainting, collage, wrapping and illustration are just some of the methods used by a phalanx of Brit designers, including Tom Dixon, Faye Toogood, Benjamin Hubert and AfroditiKrassa, to create one-off bespoke versions of these classic pieces.
It’s all for a good cause, too, as London design exhibition designjunction is auctioning off these unique items to raise money for Teddy’s Wish, a charity set up to aid research into the causes behind SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), neonatal death and stillbirth, and to support grieving families. Earlier this year Deborah Spencer, designjunction’s Event Director, tragically lost her three-month-old nephew Edward to SIDS. As a result, Teddy’s Wish was launched in August by Edward’s parents Jennifer and Chris in memory of their son.
All of the designs will be on display at designjunction under the banner ‘A Child’s Dream’ for the duration of the show and will be on sale by silent auction via thedesignjunction.co.uk/charity from 12 to 28 September. All monies raised will go directly to Teddy’s Wish. Prices start from £150.
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‘A Child’s Dream’ will exhibit at designjunction from 18-21 September. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door, with a percentage of ticket sales going to Teddy’s Wish.