Hendzel and Hunt 24 hour design challenge

April 28, 2011

Hendzel and Hunt

Hendzel and Hunt

Designersblock friends Jan Hendzel and Oscar Hunt of Studio Hendzel & Hunt have put together a 24 hour design challenge based around the idea of sustainability and locality.

The event will take place on May the 6th and there is still time for you to take part.

Applications should be sent to Jan Hendzel

[email protected]

From their press release.

‘Hendzel and Hunt will be holding the design event 24h Challenge which has been devised as a platform from which to encourage discourse and experimentation, through the narrative of a design and make exercise, on the processes of sustainability, up-cycling and localism.

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 challenging a select group of designers to complete in a 24 hour design and make project, based on the manufacturing heritage of our local area of Peckham, South London.

Hendzel and Hunt’s studio-workshop will be transformed into a platform for discussion and experimentation where both the up-cycling of materials and the interpretation of their origin will be essential to the approach. Design integrity, beauty and elegance will be as important as the development of a working object.

The 24h Challenge will also be filmed and edited into a short documentary by BAFTA nominated short film director Samuel Abrahams. The documentary will detail the people, processes, and final outcomes of the project. Providing an impression of how meaningful objects can be designed whilst looking at global issues at a local level.
The Challenge will be announced on the day…’

The resulting objects will be shown durning Clerkenwell design week and then during the London design festival.

Hendzel and Hunt - Kirkwood chair

Hendzel and Hunt - Kirkwood chair


Hendzel and Hunt Gowlett stool

Hendzel and Hunt Gowlett stool