Inspiring curiosity through voyages of discovery that ignite the imagination.


Cabinet of Curiosity Studio was established in 2010 by designer maker Caroline Collinge and architect Edmond Salter following their selection as finalists for a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition that was profiled in the architecture press, and exhibited at the National Theatre, London.

Since then, they have carried out numerous national and international commissions with in the arts, culture and heritage sector. Collaborations have investigated hidden histories, stories, architecture and places to create exhibitions, installations and participatory activities with a focus on using sustainable materials, hand craft skills and digital fabrication techniques to deliver high quality multi-disciplinary projects.

They have an extensive track record of working with children and families on art and design engagement projects, including six years' experience as arts consultants for a British Council project that involved co-designing artwork with Secondary school pupils for international touring exhibitions.

Caroline Collinge

Caroline Collinge is a designer maker who trained in theatre design: costume design at Wimbledon School of Art and scenography for dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has designed for dance, opera, audio-visual performance and award winning films that have been screened internationally at festivals including Cannes and Sundance.  Whilst at university Caroline was a member of the Royal Court Theatre London Young Writers' Programme where she was tutored by dramatists David Eldridge (The Scandalous Lady W) and Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). During this time her work was selected for the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival and performed in the Jerwood Theatre upstairs space at the Royal Court. She followed this with media training in news journalism and communication across online platforms at the BBC.

Edmond Salter

Edmond Salter is a qualified architect and designer maker who has extensive experience of working in professional practice, with practical skills and experience in project management of built projects. Edmond studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art) and the Barcelona School of Architecture (Spain) where he was tutored by Catalan architect Enric Miralles. He has also undertaken academic research at University of Cambridge into digital technologies that focused on the application of 3d printing for architecture. He is currently undertaking a PhD 'Design Through Play' involving practice-based research at University of Leeds. He has worked as an engagement officer for RIBA supporting their Architecture Ambassador schools programme and has been an Associate Lecturer on undergraduate courses at Northumbria University.