About the programme
It is no secret that the number of vacant retail spaces is a challenge that most high streets are facing across the UK. In Westminster, we’re delivering a bespoke pop-up project to provide differentiated approaches through a programme of events, services and activities that will fulfil empty premises and encourage the use of spaces in different ways.
The project presents an experimental platform for the next generation of local talent where innovative modes of production, business models and ideas for a more sustainable and creative future are tested.
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Current pop-up at 12 Piccadilly Arcade
We'll be sharing more information about our next pop-up soon. 12 Piccadilly Arcade will feature twelve brands focusing on craftsmanship, and sustainability will feature over the coming months.
12 Piccadilly Arcade, between iconic Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, one of the most fashionable and historic streets in London, will showcase a melting pot of sustainable fashion, homeware design and creative brands who are all reinventing craftmanship.
Past 12 Piccadilly Arcade residencies
International design studio Hagen Hinderdael uses cutting edge technology and sustainable design across a range of materials to create immersive installations and sculpture that combine advanced engineering with nature inspired design.
TSAU references the different cultural elements experienced by the founders whilst growing up in London. TSAU is a process of space and experiences, as ‘black British style, culture and identity collide’.
Informed by ancestral knowledge of craft, Supernaturae works with old textile methods and produces almost entirely in rural villages where craft work is often the only local source of income