24 Sept 2022
Craft, Industrial & Product Design, Art / Collectibles, Materials
Inhabit is co-hosting a series of events with design and social enterprise partners. Continuing the theme of ‘circular design’, the workshops will focus on developing unique skills using surplus materials. Choose from wood marbling with Goldfinger, leather session with Throw Me Down and mobile making with Hugo Dalton.
Three design-focused workshops will take place on 24th September at Inhabit Queen’s Gardens with design partners of Inhabit Hotels. All events must be booked prior to the day. Marbling Wood Workshop led by Goldfinger - 24th September, 10:00 – 11:30 and 12:00 – 13:30 Social enterprise, Goldfinger, designed bespoke furniture for public and guest rooms throughout Inhabit Queen’s Gardens. The team will showcase the unique skill of marbling timber to create beautiful homeware pieces, namely coasters and placemats during this sort-after workshop. Create psychedelic designs onto pieces of British timber upcycled from Goldfinger’s furniture workshop, creating beautiful and eye-catching pieces for the home to be used time after time. Two sessions available for up to 10 guests per session and tickets priced at £35 per person, including all materials and items made to take home. To book visit ticketing site. Leather Cardholder Workshop, led by Throw Me Down founder, Angie Johnston - 24th September, 14:00 - 15:30 and 16:00 - 17:30 In this drop-in workshop, participants will learn how to create a leather card holder using surplus leather. They will be taught the basic leather stitching and finishing techniques needed, and all materials will be provided, including pre-cut leather pieces for the card holder, two saddlers needles, waxed thread, wool dauber, a small pot of edge finishing liquid, sandpaper, leather thimble and awl. Angie Johnston is a designer and maker based in Bermondsey and is the founder of apron and accessories brand Throw Me Down. Two sessions available for up to 10 guests per session. Tickets priced at £25 per person, including all materials and the leather card holder to take home. To book, visit ticketing site. After Calder: Making Mobiles with Hugo Dalton - 24th September 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30, and 13:30 - 14:30 Hugo Dalton’s dynamic light drawings, adorn the walls in Inhabit Queen’s Gardens. Learn technical drawing skills in order to create a suspended mobile to take home. The hour-long session will start with drawing based on techniques the artist has developed from his recent stage design work with the Royal Opera House. There will be an open discussion of the iconic works by Alexander Calder and followed by hands-on design and construction. Three one hour sessions for up to 8 guests each. Tickets priced at £25 per person to include all materials and the mobile to take home. To book visit ticketing site.