Request for Proposals
Deadline for submissions to Hidden Art: Monday 9 February noon 2015.
Overview & Project Description
An invitation to East London artists, designers and makers to have their work form part of a curated showcase across 32 private residential foyers within East Village, the former Athlete’s Village at Olympic Park.
Hidden Art is coordinating this request for proposals for creative furniture for East Village.
About East Village
- East Village is London’s first Olympic legacy village and newest neighbourhood (and postcode, E20), on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park .
- 2,818 homes (mostly rental accommodation), set in 27 hectares of breathtaking parkland, will be home to 9000 residents, with more than 10 hectares of mature parklands, new parks and open space .
- One of the best connected neighbourhoods in London with Stratford International and Stratford Regional stations offering links to London’s key locations such as the west end in 20 minutes, St Pancras International in 7 (High Speed 1), Canary Wharf in 12, Ashford in less than 30 and London airports within an hour .
- East Village offers a world–‐class education campus Chobham Academy for students aged 3–‐19, a state–‐of–‐the–‐art medical centre and over 30 independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Visit www.eastvillagelondon.co.uk to find out more.
East Village is seeking inspiring and exciting furniture – in the broadest sense of the term –‐ to animate the 32 foyers of its residential blocks.
The foyers vary in size, scale and floor footprint. Some are intimate, but many are spacious, with large spaces that would lend themselves to larger pieces as long as this would not interfere with the day–‐to–‐day use of the foyer. We are looking to purchase up to 20 pieces of furniture from a range of artists and designers.
The works will contribute to the social cohesion of the Village by celebrating the distinctive character of East London, whilst providing inventive and imaginative furniture to be enjoyed by residents and their guests and by providing opportunities for our designer/makers to:
- Be involved in the Village’s wider public art programme
- Sell their work and generate income
- Be exposed to new audiences who may also become future customers
9 February noon – Deadline for submissions to Hidden Art
17 February – Final selection of designers confirmed by Get Living London
18 February – Successful designers notified
26 February – Works delivered to Get Living London
2 March – Installation begins
Furniture and design requirements
- Objects must be safe; should not have sharp edges or have the potential to cause harm to the public
- They need to be heavy enough to not fall over or be easily moved – or have a way that secure fittings can be added to the underneath
- Durability should be considered and furniture should not be made of overly fragile materials – we fully expect the pieces to be used as functional objects
We will consider pieces from the following three categories:
- Small Tables
There are no particular restrictions in size –‐ we can be flexible on height as some foyers have extremely high walls.
We welcomes responses from all creative designers, not just furniture designers, if the work offered fits the criteria. The aim is to be as open as possible within the realms of what can practically be used in the foyer spaces.
We are willing to pay up to £3000 for a piece so please consider this when you propose.
Your submission should be in the form of a Powerpoint presentation which includes the following:
- Up to three works
- Clear jpeg. images of each work put forward
- Dimensions and title if appropriate
- 100 word biography of the designer, including East London home or work address and contact details, links to website
- Price of the work
Please submit this to Dieneke@hiddenart.co.uk by Monday 9 February noon. After having reviewed the submissions we will submit the information to Get Living London for their consideration.
You can email any questions you may have to Dieneke@hiddenart.co.uk
Hidden Art will be coordinating payment and final arrangements in case your work has been selected. GLL is willing to pay up to £3000 for a piece so please consider this when you propose.