The pavilion took the form of a deconstructed Swedish barn, referencing Scandinavian heritage, while transposing this agricultural motif into an urban context. While responding directly to London’s industrial past and present, the design was distinctly rural and Scandinavian.
Flat-pack Equitone cladding panels were arranged in section to create an open yet sheltered space, encouraging visitors to interact with each other, as well as the activities within. When viewed from one end, bright blue and green panels represent the area’s contemporary design scene. From the other end, warm brick-toned colours evoke the colours of Clerkenwell’s Victorian past.
Inside the pavilion, artefacts from the Museum of London mirrored an exhibition of work from contemporary makers. These included tools and machinery rescued from old factories in Clerkenwell, in addition to present-day design process materials. Curated by Peter Collard, a series of workshops and demonstrations gave locals and festival visitors a chance to meet, mend, exchange knowledge and services. Makers involved included: The Goldsmith’s Centre, Craft Central and Thomas Matthews Design.