With a focus on the Barbican’s programme and its architectural legacy, the new 330 sqm shop set to open this autumn will display new collections designed by up-and-coming talents. Offering a wide range of bespoke commissions, the shop will also showcase emerging makers on a revolving basis in a ‘pop-up’ space.
Amongst the exclusive new ranges created for the shop are Lauderdale by Lindsey Lang, a capsule collection inspired by the Barbican’s ‘Lauderdale Tower’ and its Brutalist architectural shapes, and Overlay, by Daniel Clarke, which re-imagines the iconic structural designs of the Barbican estate through cushions, wash bags, totes and mugs.
East-London design studio Alfred & Wilde also reinterpret the Centre’s brass, wood and concrete into simple and striking graphic designs with a range that includes textiles, prints, and an exclusive collaborative jewellery line created with British label Wolf & Moon.
Inspired by the Barbican’s eclectic programme, artists James Brown and Kate Farley create two series of prints and homeware blending the visual language of music with the Brutalist shadows of the estate. Focusing on the little ones, London-based artist Charlotte Trounce designs sketchbooks, memory games and other gifts for kids, all inspired by everyday sights around the building.
To coincide with the opening of the new shop, we will also be launching a photography book by Anton Rodriguez, a Barbican Resident who has combined his passion for both in a stylish publication. Featuring more than 25 Barbican residents as well as their incredible flats, Rodriguez’s photographic journey will be a peek inside the Barbican’s community.
In the weeks leading up to the opening of our new Shop, we’ll be paying a visit to the six designers to find out more about their practice, their products and their visions of the Barbican in a series of Designer Profiles.