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Anthony Burrill posters from Timeless Experimenta 09, photo by Bridget Smith

Anthony Burrill posters from Timeless Experimenta 09, photo by Bridget Smith
The Book Corner exhibition with shelving and seating by Martino Gamper

The Book Corner exhibition with shelving and seating by Martino Gamper
Andrew Stafford 'Klammer' rocking chairs from 21st Century Dandy exhibition, photo copyright Andrew Stafford Studio

Andrew Stafford 'Klammer' rocking chairs from 21st Century Dandy exhibition, photo copyright Andrew Stafford Studio
Pearson Lloyd Executive Desk exhibited in Hometime in 2003 in China, photo courtesy Pearson Lloyd

Pearson Lloyd Executive Desk exhibited in Hometime in 2003 in China, photo courtesy Pearson Lloyd
Sebastian Bergne Slot Chair exhibited in Import.Export in India in 2004 and then travelled to Sydney, Helsinki, London and Mexico

Sebastian Bergne Slot Chair exhibited in Import.Export in India in 2004 and then travelled to Sydney, Helsinki, London and Mexico

20 July 2011
by Kendall Martin-Robbins

To celebrate 15 years of work, the Architecture Design Fashion team has commissioned creative agency Unity and Pan Studio to develop an exhibition sale that tells the story of British Council commissions, exhibitions and other key aspects of the team’s work, which will run during this year’s London Design Festival. The exhibition will be curated by Pete Collard who will shape the story of the project through investigative work into the narratives surrounding the pieces.

Items will range from the everyday to the extraordinary, the functional to the frivolous. However, they will all embody everything that the British Council team has achieved over the last 15 years. Included in the exhibition and silent auction will be pieces from a wide array of high profile projects such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, and designers including Tom Dixon, Peter Kennard, Pearson Lloyd, Sebastian Bergne, Nigel Shafran, Michael Marriott and Anthony Burrill. Four one-off dresses by Basso & Brooke, inspired by their British Council exchange to Uzbekistan will also be on display.  Newly created design ‘one-offs’ made onsite by London’s young creative talent from Goldsmiths College of Art in a workshop hosting a live design challenge will be sold as part of a silent auction. Tools, tech items and exhibition ephemera will be available to buy as part of a more general sale. Throughout the course of the week a number of designers will also give talks abut their work with the British Council. 

Funds generated by the sale of items will go into a new British Council fellowship fund to enable an emerging designer to complete a fellowship in Brazil.

Back of the Envelope will be featured in This Way Up due to the generous support of Lomas Davies who have provided computers.

This Way Up is running as part of the London Design Festival:

Pitfield Space

31-35 Pitfield Street

London N1 6HB

17 September - 25 September

Opening times: Mon to Fri 12-7pm, Sat 10-7pm, Sun 10-5pm

Ticket information: The event is free to attend