CardenCunietti are one of our most respected interior design teams known for their elegant and beautiful spaces, but, at the end of May, Audrey Carden and Eleanora Cunietti, along with other industry luminaries such as Nina Campbell and Martin Brudnizi, are putting their talents to another purpose- The Spring Clean. The premise of this idea is a call out to the design industry to clear out their cupboards and donate top end products to be sold at a pop-up event for the charity, Kids Company. We all have press samples, old stock, one-offs lurking in store rooms[we here at the Urban Croft dream of having a store room], cupboards,or boxes so why not put this surplus to good use.
And what a response they've had with donations from Lee Broom, photographer Chris Craymer, a Vivienne Westwood design from the Rug Company, furniture from Knoll, Christophe Delcourt, Minotti, Mirelle, glassware from Harliquin and Guinevere Antiques, and textiles and surface patern from Lelievre, Watts of Westminster,The Darkroom, Paperboy, Lilli Popp and Domus Tiles. The list is endless and grows daily.
Below, a little taster of whats on offer
A lively cushion from the Darkroom
Christophe Delcourt's classy IXO side table.
One of Lee Broom's fabulous Crystal Bulbs
A classic Knoll Chair
Bespoke hand-spun chunky cord tiebacks from yours truly
Kids Company,founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996, is a charity that provides support, whether it be emotional, educational or practical, to children and young adults. It operatates out of centres in London and Bristol as well as working in schools to help the most vulnerable in our society. It's Poverty Busting campaign is particularly aimed at addressing the issues that poverty brings such as malnutrition, housing and basic material needs.
So if you want to support a fantastic cause by either donating or bagging yourself a design bargain make sure you don't miss The Spring Clean. There'll be the best design talent on show as well as food, drink and general jollity.
Above, Audrey Carden,Camila Batmanghelidjh and Eleanora Cunietti
30 May-1 June,
28 Redchurch Street,
London E2 7DP