Hairywood, London
Old Street 2005 & Covent Garden 2008

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Contractworld Award 2008
D&AD Award 2006

Commissioned by the Architecture Foundation in 2005, Hairywood was designed in collaboration with fashion designers Eley Kishimoto, as a temporary public space to mark the entrance to the Foundation’s gallery on Old Street, East London. A small viewing space was cantilevered above the street to provide a quiet and playful break from the busy street below. It was inspired by the film set of Jacques Tati’s Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Eley Kishimoto’s fairytale inspired printed textiles.

Jacques Tati filming ‘Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot'
 
 
 

The tower was re-built in Covent Garden in 2008 as part of Skin and Bones, an exhibition exploring the parallels between fashion and architecture at Somerset House.