Art & Design: Designed in Hackney

Yesterday, online design and architecture magazine Dezeen launched their Designed in Hackney initiative to showcase the incredible art and design emerging from one of the five boroughs to host the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

Premiering with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s winning, 2012 Olympic torch design, Dezeen will post the established and lesser-know creatives behind the buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney, each day until the start of the games.

With their offices located in Stoke Newington, the magazine will shine a bright spotlight on the fantastic collectives and individuals currently residing in the East London area.

“For a long time we have been really aware that we are a big global brand but we are embedded in a community. We are super proud of being up here in Stoke Newington and all the talented designers who are in our postcode – people like Stewdio and Roger Arquer,” explained Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs in an interview with It’s Nice That yesterday.

See our Olympics 2012: Creative Regeneration report for some really exciting projects and events to emerge in East London over the past year, marking the arrival of this major sporting event. With our own London offices  situated in the heart of East London, a stone’s throw from the Olympic action next summer, we will be updating the blog and site with the really interesting and unofficial cultural happenings during the official games.

If you are interested in submitting work to be featured you can email here with the subject line ‘Designed in Hackney’. – Samantha Fox

The Floating Cinema by by Hackney-based architects Studio Weave and artist duo Somewhere Studio.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble.

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