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Camper Walks

September 13, 2013
Camper Walks

This London Design Festival (LDF), Camper and Disegno are both celebrating new spaces with two walks around the design studios of east London.

The Camper walks are intended to provide an insight into an area of London that is the heartlands for the city’s design industry

The two walks will take in the workspaces of designers such as Tomás Alonso, DesignMarketo and Roland Lamb. The programme has been devised to celebrate both the opening of Camper’s Old Spitalfields Market store – designed by Doshi Levien – and Disegno’s redesigned offices, which have been created by Felix de Pass.

The Camper walks are intended to provide an insight into an area of London that is the heartlands for the city’s design industry, as well as granting a rare opportunity to see and talk to designers at work in their own studio spaces.

The first Camper Walk takes place on 17 September and begins at the redesigned Disegno offices, which have been kindly sponsored by the Danish flooring company Dinesen. Felix de Pass has worked with Dinesen’s wood to create a new space that will be open throughout LDF.

From here, the walk will move to the studio of ROLI, the design company behind the Sea Board, an electric keyboard, where ROLI’s founder Roland Lamb will lead a demonstration of the instrument.

From there, we will move to the studio of Doshi Levien, before visiting Sunbury Workshops, the workspace for a large community of product designers, including de Pass. We will then make the short walk to DesignMarketo’s home on Redchurch Street, a design platform that will show Perfume, sir? during LDF, an olfactory exploration of black pepper.

Our penultimate stop is the studio of Benedict Radcliffe, a multidisciplinary designer who has created the Quaker Street Bowl, a skateboard installation adjacent to his studio.

The final stop on the tour our new new Doshi Levien store in Old Spitalfields Market, the fourth such space that the studio has designed for Camper. Here we will host a drinks reception and if you are close by, please drop by.

Our second walk will take place on 21 September. This walk will follow the same route as the first,* but will begin at the studio of Tomàs Alonso, a Spanish designer who has developed many stores for us, Karimoku New Standard and The Aram Gallery, among others. Alonso is based in OKAY studio, a space shared between 14 designers – including Raw Edges, Oscar Narud and Peter Marigold – who all graduated from the RCA at around the same time.

Tickets to the two walks are available for purchase through the Disegno Boutique. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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