We were excited to be invited by the community centre Bonny Downs in East Ham, London, to run workshops making wooden furniture together with members of the community for the Grow Together Be Together Community Garden. Using hand and power tools we constructed furniture modelled in the armchair style - bringing the comfort of the home to the outdoor community space. We also made raised bed planters for a new growing areas. The workshops took place over 3 sessions. Thank you to everyone that took part!
Lovely article in Wallpaper magazine online edition about Anatomē. Was a pleasure to co-design and build the shop space with Anatomē's founder Brendan.
Scriberia are a talented bunch of artists and designers who create innovative visual communication for organisations and businesses.
It was a pleasure to have been invited back to work with them on creating their new two-floor office in the heart of Kings Cross.
We are particularly excited about the colour scheme and floor paint, which we think makes a vivid aesthetic throughout the space, as well as the new stairway with bookshelves.
We have incorporated furniture that we made for their previous office and have combined it with some new fitted and movable pieces and have made a kitchen fitted snugly in the centre of the office.
We are currently working on the final touches... here is an early look at what we have been doing!
Spotted! In this weeks Evening Standard an article about anatomē, a new health store we have been fitting out in East London. anatomē is unisex with the aim of appealing to everyone, as owner Brendan Murdock believes that 'wellness spaces' are often too gendered. The store specialises in health products but also doubles as a cafe and events space. It was great to work with Brendan to create a space to reflect its multi functional nature and the ethos of the company.
We were really excited to go to the launch night to celebrate the opening and see the final touches Brendan has made - we particularly like the plants!
We had a lot of fun this week at the Children's Art School in Wimbledon. Its a great organisation that delivers innovative art and design workshops for children by contemporary artists and designers. We were here for 2 days where we led a range of tasks from building the tallest tower to learning to make a bridge out of paper very strong to designing and making a building.
Click on this link to find out more about the project!
All photographs by Annabel Johnson from Children's Art School
We enjoy working on projects locally and we were happy to be commissioned to help design and build this fitted wardrobe in a home in Hackney. One of our wonderful carpenters Martin worked with Eva to build the wardrobe, which has several units incorporated into the design including shelves, sliding draws, and hinged door compartments. It is made out of birch plywood, including some spots of colour from the laminated plywood.
Its been a great year for us at the Barbican and we are pleased to feature in their Creative Learning yearly review. According to the review over 4,548 under-fives and their parents have engaged with the blocks! One participant describes their experience 'I have been three times now with my one year old, and she absolutely loves it! It's made the Barbican a great place for us to go during the week.'
We look forward to 6 more months residency!
Read the review here!
We are excited to welcome new team members here at Co-DB! We welcome Michael an artist and graduate of the Fine Art MA programme at Goldsmiths University and Jon who has studied both architecture and is also a graduate of the Fine Art MA programme at Goldsmiths. Maddie joins us from UCL where she studied Architecture and Interdisciplinary Studies and Colin a carpenter and all round maker who worked with us on the recent project The Auction Rooms in Camden and Creekside in Deptford.
We are getting ready to make some bottle chandeliers as part of our work designing and creating the interior and exterior of new bar Unwined on the Lower Marsh. We are excited to be working with the team behind the Unwined bar in Tooting to make a range of fitted and freestanding furniture, display units, lighting, and shelter and green space in the back garden. Watch this space for more photos!