designjunction2015 auction 21 Eames elephants customised by renowned designers to raise funds for Teddy’s Wish charity
Look out for a herd of customised elephants at designjunction2015. Painted, patterned, and accessorised by 21 world-renowned designers and architects who have added their personal touch to the iconic Eames Elephants – donated by Vitra.
All 21 Elephants will then be put to a live online auction to raise funds and awareness for Teddy’s Wish charity.
Designers include fashion maestro Zandra Rhodes; industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange – famed for his designs for Kodak, and the TXI London taxi; furniture designers Terence Woodgate, Lee Broom and Russell Pinch; the multi-disciplined Michael Marriott; architects and interior experts at Aukett Swanke and Gensler; textile trend-setters Kit Miles and Eley Kishimoto. Each designer, invited to personalise an elephant, has created a unique version to reflect their individual passions.
A live online auction will accompany this year’s A Child’s Dream installation and designjunction2015 will preview each individual elephant in newsletters leading up to the show before the two-week bidding window opens on 23 September. All proceeds will go to Teddy’s Wish to aid research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), neonatal death and stillbirth while supporting grieving families.
A Child’s Dream will be displayed at designjunction2015 within Victoria House, in a stunning installation imagined and designed by Anthony Dickens and Studio Make Believe.
Participating designers include:
Aukett Swanke, Lee Broom, CKR, FRONT, Fredrikson Stallard, Industrial Facility, Kenneth Grange, Gensler, Eley Kishimoto, André Klauser, Max Lamb, Philippe Malouin, Michael Marriott, Kit Miles, Neri & Hu, Patternity, Russell Pinch, Raw Edges, Zandra Rhodes, Terence Woodgate, and Sebastian Wrong.
Visit thedesignjunction.co.uk/charity for more information on the designers involved in A Child’s Dream, their unique elephant creations and Teddy’s Wish. Use the Twitter hashtag #elephantsneverforget #dj15
This is the second year designjunction has supported Teddy’s Wish with A Child’s Dream. Last year’s initiative in collaboration with Anglepoise and ercol raised an incredible £10,000.
About the Auction
A Child’s Dream will take place at designjunction2015, and online bids can be placed from 23 September – 4 October 2015. Visit thedesignjunction.co.uk/charity to explore the herd and place a bid.
Visit designjunction2015, Victoria House, 37 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA, 24-27 September 2015. Ticket entry to the show is £8 until 31 July, £10 from 1 August – 1 September, £12 from 1 September – 23 September and £14 on the door, a percentage of ticket sales will go to Teddy’s Wish.
Photographs by Ruth Ward
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