Momosan Shop in The Shoreditch Triangle

Another highlight of the Shoreditch Design Triangle was Momosan Shop which is directly linked to Rupert Blanchard‘s studio. This is a small space curated by Momoko Mizutani who sources objects from both Japan and the UK which reference her own experience of living in two cultures. Her current ‘Hexagon’ exhibition showcases the work of Lars Frideen who takes six identical pieces of wood reclaimed from various parts of the world and drills a hole in the centre. The pieces fit together to form a cube. Separately however they form a circle, triangle, square, hexagon, octagon and rhombus.

The function of the object is down to the user’s imagination; an educational toy, a pen holder, a candle holder or sculpture.  Every off cut in the project is given a use so that the only waste is sawdust, which Lars plans to make paper out of.  Visit the shop at 15a Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA

 Images via Momosan Shop

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).