East End Design Studio walking tour by the Geffrye Museum

Round-up from the walking tour on 10 July 2014

People gather in the SCP shop on Curtain Rd for a look around their great shop and a glass of wine.

Side tables on sale

Great wooden rolling pins!

Introduction to the tour by the curator of the 'useful & beautiful' exhibition at the Geffrye Museum, Alex Goddard.

Duncan Riches talks about the history of SCP and shows their first ads in Blueprint magazine for a Jasper Morrison designed sofa.

The tour continues with a walk to the Tord Boontje showroom on Charlotte Rd, Shoreditch

Inside the Tord Boontje showroom

Collection of recycled glass vases

Beautiful felt carpet on the wall

The design studio

The iconic Garland Light

Next stop: Jasper Morrison's studio on 24b Kingsland Road 

We are welcomed by John Tree of Jasper Morrison's studio, who gave us an interesting insight into the steps of product development and working with manufacturers. BTW they have a great little shop within the studio with amazing products procured from all over the world! Well worth a visit :)

Next - and last - stop: The studio and workshop of Very Good & Proper http://www.verygoodandproper.co.uk/

Introduction to the studio by Ed Carpenter - the designer behind the iconic 'Pigeon light'


A study model for a chair

Thank you Geffrye Museum for a great tour of a varied selection of East End Furniture design studios!