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Be Open Flash Market

Be Open Flash Market

A waterside installation housing technology, crafts and arts studios

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Tom Dixon stimulates the senses

We were commissioned to design and build a sensory-focused ‘flash market’ space for Be Open, to be hosted by Tom Dixon at The Dock. We produce ten cabins, each one providing space for upcoming designer-makers to show their wares.

The Dock area is dominated by the building’s high pitched roofing and the canal below, so we took inspiration from these focal points and experimented with ways that would make the installation feel integrated on all levels. To protect exhibitors work from the British climate, we built flexible entrances/ weather-proof cladding. They could be held in place with a baton and powder- coated pegs, or rolled back neatly into the sides to let in the sun.