Design duo Hendzel + Hunt has announce a new 24h Design Challenge and are accepting applications from designers and creatives. The challenge will take place at their South London studio on Friday the 10th of August at 8pm and finish exactly 24 hours later. Here are details of the challenge from Hendzel + Hunt themselves:
The idea for the Challenge stems from our MADE IN PECKHAM range of furniture. The range is built with sustainability, up-cycling and localism in mind and all the materials used are sourced locally.Hendzel + Hunt's 24hr design challenge has been devised as a platform from which, through the narrative of a design and make exercise will encourage discourse and experimentation.
We believe that using recovered material is not simply a practical and sustainable necessity. Materials and objects also hold their own stories, they belong to people and places, they come from specific cultural environments and processes. These valuable stimuli can provide starting points, references and ideas for the design of contemporary objects.On this basis we are selecting a group of designers to participate in a 24 hour design and make project, based on the manufacturing heritage of our local area of Peckham, South London.
Last Year's 24hr Challenge was filmed by BAFTA nominated short film director Samuel Abrahams and Ana Garcia. The documentary premiered alongside the objects at Clerkenwell Design Week 24th-26th May 2011.
Watch the 24hr Design Challege 2011 video here
The entrants will be split into five teams who will be given the brief on the night. They will have to firstly source waste material, suitable for up-cycling, from the local area and then inspired by a brief that will be disclosed at the start of the challenge will produce a collection of one off objects to be showcased at London Design week.
We are looking for all kind of makers, Designers, Artists, Architects, Sculptors, and any like minded individuals with a special interest in craft and making.
Last year we had mechanical engineers, specialists in fluid dynamics, furniture makers and product and industrial designers amongst others.
This is a collaborative project, where we aim for you to take your practice to new grounds, meet interesting people and above all to help establish a platform for designer/makers to showcase their talents and skills.
Applicants should send their CV, link to their work or 5 images, and answer the following question in single paragraph.
Want to get involved?
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All applications should reach us by the 20th of July.