Built By at Designersblock London 2010

August 19, 2010

Industrial designer Kevin Hill, concept designer Vanessa Harden and artist Ben Faga have come together to create a new process working with a custom designed beehive that allows them to collaborate with honey bees to create bespoke products. Their first venture using this process will be to create an Edwardian inspired baby crib. They have chosen this artifact as their inaugural product as it reflects the purpose of the honeycomb itself; bees use comb to rear their young. The crib symbolizes the hope of a future pairing between humankind and the environment. It is a reminder that one must create products that shape cultural values towards a sustainable future. Through creating this physical and visual relationship with the bees they believe the crib will foster a unique form of sensitivity and understanding of the child’s place within the greater ecological organism that is our planet.Their bees and bespoke hives are located on the roof of their studio in Dalston, London. These bees forage from the local communities to source the materials needed to embellish, what will become, the Edwardian baby crib. Through interspecies collaboration the crib redefines what is believed to be “community” to include other creatures as co-inhabitants of the earth.

The production of the display cabinets for ‘Built by…’ was kindly donated by Masters Creative Service.

Masters Creative Service

Designersblock London takes place at the Bargehouse:

Bargehouse
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September
Free online registration

The production of the display cabinets for ‘Built by…’ was kindly donated by Masters Creative Service.

Masters Creative Service

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm

www.coinstreet.org

The London Design Festival