Past Exhibition

4 Cromwell Place

4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JN

16 September—24 September 2017

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  • Michael Anastassiades for Carl Aubock_Coffee Mill 5
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  • Social Label in Milan 2017
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4 Cromwell Place, brings together work by designers and social entrepreneurs who interrogate how things are made and consumed. On the ground floor, a cluster of social impact projects from Bosnia, New Foundland, Malawi and the Netherlands propose alternative ‘not just for profit’ economic models such as ‘humanomics’ (bringing a human focus to economics by reinvesting in local communities) and ‘economic nutrition‘ (a labelling system that promotes economic transparency). On the upper floors designers and practitioners bring new thinking to traditional materials and production techniques, and foreground the significance of narrative in enriching design.

The Brompton Design District theme for 2017, ‘Other Stories – alternative perspectives on design’, was set by curator Jane Withers to explore unusual narratives in design. The programme aims to present work that questions accepted models and stimulates the imagination beyond product. These stories unfold across three townhouses in Cromwell Place, nearby garages and temporary exhibition spaces on and around Brompton Road.


Ground floor

Being Human

Ineke Hans
The Last London Salon: Furniture & the Future


Fogo Island Shop
Economic Nutrition Through Design


People of the Sun
Storage & Stools

Social Label
Werkwarenhuis in London


No Solution

First Floor

Another White Story

Martino Gamper
Round & Square / The Game of Consequences


Merel Karhof & Marc Trotereau
Shadevolume the Totem

Second Floor

Anastassiades, Rabun, Auböck


Martyn Thompson Studio
In Memoriam

Workshop for Potential Design
Best Show

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