This year for Clerkenwell Design Week, British brand Tom Dixon took over a 17th Century church.
The collaboration between Tom Dixon studios and Andrew Baughen, (the Vicar of St James') involved the installion of a large central chandelier, a co-working space and a kitchen, all of which have been donated and will remain as permanent fixtures.
The church will be open in the daytime for the residents of Clerkenwell, to work and/or pray.
I stopped by the event on Wednesday evening with my friend Christine and snapped a few pics, I also (maybe sacrilegiously?) instagrammed a photo of myself outside the Church with the caption "Dries-us Christ"....[a clever nod to my outfit] I got a few high fives but also a few scoldings in my comments but I was pretty pleased with myself ;)
Check out the photos below to see how expertly the Tom Dixon team has juxtaposed their latest offerings against the historic panelled interiors and large stained glass windows of the church in Clerkenwell Close.
Tom Dixon firmly believes in finding a reason for bringing new things into existence - something I think all creatives should get behind. By combining his modern interior fixtures and enhancing the Clerkenwell community, Tom Dixon has created a purposeful way of presenting and selling his wares. Instantly creating the perfectly instagrammable setting to showcase their latest offerings whilst giving back (with a soup kitchen amongst other events) some might say showrooms are so last year ...
Functional and of superior design his creations serve as a commentary on our over-consumption. They go beyond what already exists in the realm of interiors, fuelling desire with their uniqueness and accessibility.
More on the #TheChurch here