The Living Installation at Deptford Market, was in conjunction with The Giffin Square Food Fair; a food fair that hosts cuisines from all around the world.
The inaugural designer for The Living Installation was the very wonderful Linda Florence. Linda is an award winning designer who lives in Deptford and is a passionate fan of the market.
The theme for the first Deptford Living Installation is a sixties living room. Utilising the wealth of goods at the Deptford market, it was Linda Florence’s aim throughout the day of the installation to show to the public how a lifestyle can be achieved through purchasing from the traders. The sixties were a time of revolution; people were rebelling against the ‘live and make do’ aftermath of the second world war. People wanted to express themselves through colour, fashion, art and music. In the 60’s people were daring and the best way to show how forward thinking they were in the home. The project was curated by Jaine Laine, an artist, writer, and a tenacious Deptfordite.
The project was featured as part of London Design Festival. A huge city wide annual event that aims to promote the city’s creativity, it draws in the country’s greatest design minds. The Festival is made up of over 300 individual design events the hugely popular festival has a community of interested visitors of over 350,000 people. The Festival is an unmissable celebration of design.