Catch designer-maker workshops and a playful window installation at not just a shop this London Design Festival(15-23 September 2018).High Holborn’s most unique shopping destination, not just a shop, will be a hive of activity this London Design Festival (LDF). The pioneering shop, which only sells design products and artwork by those who studied at University of the Arts London’s (UAL) six leading arts colleges, is extending its opening hours and running a series of designer-maker workshops as part of this year’s festival.
Book now for a scent building and candle making workshop with natural candle company The London Refinery; create your own unique Bunting Necklace with acrylic jewellery kingpins Tatty Devine; or treat your little one to a Magical Moving Dinosaurs workshop with dino-mad illustrator James Barker.
Plus, illustrator Martina Paukova, known for her brightly-coloured, fun illustrations of people, is creating a playful installation for the not just a shop window. The UAL graduate (who studied at both London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Arts) is designing a striking display – not to be missed – which will be on-show throughout LDF. A selection of limited-edition products inspired by the window will also be available in store.
Since launching in September 2017, not just a shop has sold 693 different lines by 60 artists and designers – all students and alumni of UAL. Due to its not-for-profit model, every purchase helps to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Managed by UAL’s Careers & Employability department, proceeds are invested back into running free talks and one-to-one business advice sessions to help UAL students and alumni to launch and develop their creative businesses.