This is the logos for the new exciting design collaboration I am undertaking with one of the countries most exciting young fashion designers: Dan Mckinley (ursamajorlondon.tumblr.com). The first collection came from a night’s stroll through Deptford. Happening upon a discarded chair and finding a trestle in a skip we were filled with an urge to form them into objects of function and aesthetic value. The design references the heritage of our locale, south-east London: its maritime history, the impact of modernist architecture and the new life being breathed into the area by recent migrants to the area such as ourselves.
The streets of south-east London are littered with unwanted furniture and raw materials. mckinley+paget, fuelled by a desire to both preserve and renew the city we love, seek to take inspiration from these discarded items and create desirable, contemporary objects for living.