MADE North Showcase Sheffield Talent at London Design Week

MADE North Showcase Sheffield Talent at London Design Week

18 September 2014

MADE NORTH Design Platform is to showcase some of the hottest design talent emerging from the steel city of Sheffield as part of London Design Festival. A hub of creativity and industry, Sheffield is a real design destination fostering new makers who challenge the conventions of their craft and materials.

The showcase is produced in collaboration with David Mellor and will be displayed at their Sloane Square store during London Design Festival, then exhibited back in Sheffield at the MADE NORTH Gallery.

First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world's most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

Sheffield is one of the UK’s most creative cities. With a well-earned reputation for industrial and cultural achievements, from the invention of stainless steel to Jarvis Cocker’s dance moves, it mixes independence with a no nonsense attitude. Statistically 7.2% of Sheffield’s workforce is employed in the creative industries (well above the 4% national average) and the city houses the largest number of creative workspaces and artists’ studios outside London.

The city has strong design credentials from the handmade silver cutlery and traffic light designs of David Mellor to the internationally recognised graphic design of The Designers Republic and the ingenious solutions of companies such as Gripple.

This showcase emphasises the breadth and quality of design work that is produced in the city by a range of designers.

Designer/Makers taking part

Steve Anwar
David Appleyard
Chop Shop
Christopher Barr
Crow & Dunnage
Field Cycles
Mamnick
Matthew McMorran
Psalt
Rebecca Joselyn
Keith Tyssen
TADO
Owen Waterhouse
Lianne Mellor
Sarah Waterhouse

For more informtaion visit www.madenorth.co.uk/2014/09/made-north-design-platform-at-ldf