The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store
See emerging makers and brands who have taken part in The Prince’s Trust programmes including: Doville Bertulyte, Alexander Mueller, Yinka Ilori, Study 34 and Mind the Cork. Each day there are demonstrations in the window of the store, with a VIP opening reception hosted by one of The Trust’s celebrity ambassadors.
Tomorrow’s Store sells gifts, jewellery, clothing, art and homeware produced by the entrepreneurs who have taken part in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme.The talented craftsmen and women will be showcasing their skills through a series of interactive demonstrations within the store from 3 - 5 May. There will be a drinks reception to open the event on 3 May, which will be hosted by one of The Trust’s celebrity ambassadors.
Every purchase supports the businesses and helps to transform more lives through the Enterprise programme, quite literally making them the gifts which keep on giving. If you can’t make it to the event then the Tomorrow’s Store is now on-line at www.princestrust-store.co.uk. The Prince’s Trust was formed in 1983 and has since helped over 80,000 young people to start their own business.
Alexander Mueller is an award-winning Austrian-born furniture designer and maker, based in London. He is a hands-on designer who approaches his creation process through making and experimenting with materials. He strives to deliver exceptional pieces of furniture, defined by clean lines. He focuses on combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship, in order to highlight the natural beauty of materials and draw attention to small details.www.alexandermueller.co.uk/about.html
Yinka Ilori is a London based designer. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story. Bringing Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on themes as various as hope, sexuality and social class. Conscious that the parables are as relevant today as ever, Ilori wishes to share his work with people throughout the world.http://yinkailori.com/?page_id=72
Doville Bertulyte makes conceptual and imaginative contemporary jewellery using contrasting materials as well as a combination of traditional craftsmanship and unusual self-developed techniques. http://dovileb.com/
Mind the Cork was founded in 2013 by designer Jenny Espirito Santo, who’s inspired by the natural value of materials and the sense of history and heritage they embody. With gorgeously crafted interior and lifestyle accessories, Mind the Cork combines bold and original design with fair trade sustainable materials to create contemporary luxury with an environmental and social conscience.http://mindthecork.co.uk/story/