New Windows on Willesden Green
New Windows on Willesden Green was a public realm high street regeneration project to revive and improve Willesden High Road led by The Architecture Foundation and supported by the Mayor's Outer London Fund. The project received a Regeneration and Renewal award for boosting high street vitality.
Over the Christmas period twenty-five designer worked with twenty-five independent shops along Walm Lane and the High Road to create a series of innovative window displays and legacy improvements. Selected through an open call, the designers were matched with businesses that were keen to engage with the project and improve their shop fronts.
Cabinet of Curiosity were partnered with “The Samaritans” charity shop to design a new window and create a gift product to promote the shop. We worked with the shop manager and volunteers to create a Christmas shop window installation using paper craft techniques and recycled materials.
To celebrate the completion of all the windows, a specially curated events weekend took place. Cabinet of Curiosity delivered a hands-on paper crafts workshop in the shop space within the programme of activities.
NEW WINDOWS ON WILLESDEN GREEN, 2011, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio,
Photos: Cabinet of Curiosity Studio