They invite a select group of designers to compete in a 24 hour design and make project. Inspired by their MADE IN PECKHAM range of furniture, Hendzel + Hunt aim to focus on sustainability, up-cycling and localism.
“We believe that using recovered material is not simply a practical and sustainable necessity.”
They also emphasise the individuality of materials and objects.
“Materials and objects also hold their own stories, they come from specific cultural environments and processes. These valuable stimuli can provide starting points, references and ideas for the design of contemporary objects.”
The MADE IN PECKHAM range presents recycled materials as aesthetically valuable as well as forming strong building blocks for high quality furniture.
The Design Challenge encourages creativity and pushes the teams to work together and produce a functioning object from recycled materials.
The challenge also shows the public how valuable discarded objects can be in creating something of value – upcycling materials into a functional end product. In 2011 they also held a 24Hour Design Challenge in New Delhi in India.
Here is a video of the 24HOUR DESIGN CHALLENGE held by Hendzel + Hunt in 2011.