Creative luminaries reimagine Ercol and Anglepoise classics for charity Teddy’s Wish
Adding to its broad, annual showcase for the London Design Festival, Designjunction has enlisted Ercol and Anglepoise - alongside a host of creative luminaries - to collaborate on a project that combines iconic British design with an altruistic mission.
Curated by British designer Anthony Dickens, ‘A Child’s Dream’ is an exhibition dedicated to the memory of Edward Louis Reid, Designjunction director Deborah Spencer’s three-month-old nephew who tragically passed away earlier this year. To honour his short life, the family set up Teddy’s Wish, a charity dedicated to raising money for research into the causes of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), neonatal death and stillbirth, and to provide support to the families affected.
The project is supported by the two British family-run brands, Ercol and Anglepoise, who donated key products to be used as a blank canvas by nineteen names from the spheres of architecture, design and graphics. The contributors - who include Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers, Sir Terence Conran, Bethan Gray, Tom Dixon, Paul Cocksedge and Ab Rogers - have each created their own interpretation of either Kenneth Grange’s ’Type75 Mini’ desk lamp for Anglepoise, or Ercol’s ’Stacking Chair’, in a striking tribute to a worthy cause.