The Barbican is launching a new 330sqm retail space in the foyers this December. With a focus on the Barbican’s programme, its architectural and design legacy, the shop will also shine a spotlight on up and coming design talent.
The shop offers a wide range of exclusive commissions in addition to a ‘pop-up’ space within the new store to showcase emerging makers on a revolving basis. The opening of the new store has given designers the opportunity to respond and take inspiration from the Barbican’s distinctive and historic architecture.
Designers have been exclusively commissioned to reinterpret the Barbican’s incredible visual conventions into a retail context. This has resulted in brand new capsule collections from brands including Alfred & Wilde, Kate Farley, Lindsay Lang amongst other key designer makers. The result is a collection of impeccably designed objects that subtly convey the gravitas of the building.
The collections range from homewares, stationery, clothing and jewellery and will all be available from the shop at the Barbican Centre and online from October.