Whether you’re planning to visit designjunction during the London Design Festival, or simply keeping a close eye on events via the worldwide web, 'A Child's Dream', the official designjunction2014 charity initiative is one to watch.
Initiated by designjunction Event Director, Deborah Spencer following the tragic death of her 3-month old nephew from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), 'A Child's Dream' is a collaborative fund-raising project in support of Teddy’s Wish, initiated by designjunction in partnership with British brands, Anglepoise® and ercol.
20 of the UK’s leading creatives have created one-off, customised versions of Anglepoise® Type75™ Mini Desk Lamps and ercol original stacking chairs. All the bespoke designs will be displayed at designjunction for the duration of the show (18-21 September), and you can bid for them now in a silent auction, hosted on the designjunction website until midday on Sunday 28 September 2014. Click here to view the full auction catalogue and to place your bid.
Here are just a few of the reinvented Type75™ Mini lamps on offer - reserve prices start at just £150:
Paul Cocksedge emphasises the anthropomorphic quality of the Anglepoise®. The lights only come on when the two heads touch, stirring a visual memory of a child nuzzling up to its mother
Inspired by her baby daughter's fascination with geometric pattern, Bethan Gray adorns her Anglepoise® with glossy, graphic rays of light
Sam Wilkinson's distinctive lamp features a studded shade and multiple dots of graduated colour
Vibrant colour contrast from Michael Sodeau
Tom Dixon's Anglepoise® hybrid
Benjamin Hubert uses random splashes of liquid colour to emphasise the the Anglepoise® lamp's structural form (left) whilst Wallpaper Editor-in Chief, Tony Chambers alludes to the pattern of light reflected through the shade (right)
Designjunction is at The Sorting Office, 21-23 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BA from 18 – 21st September. A Child’s Dream is exhibited on the First Floor. You'll find Anglepoise® on the Second Floor, Stand S29. Click here to register.
With special thanks to all the designers who have participated in this project:
Terence Conran, Tom Dixon, Wilkinson Eyre, Benjamin Hubert, Pearson Lloyd, Paul Cocksedge, AB Rogers, Anthony Dickens, Top Shop, Tony Chambers, Sam Wilkinson, Faye Toogood, Kristjana S Williams, Michael Sodeau, Donna Wilson, Afroditi Krassa, Bethan Gray, Rachel Galbraith, Philippe Moulin and Emma Mawston
Thanks too to Megaman for providing their high performance energy saving 7W Opal Golf Ball Dimming E14 bulbs for all the lamps