Artisans and Activations

In collaboration with CUSTHOM, Peju Obasa and Tristan Hibberd
Wednesday 15 Sep—Sunday 10 Oct
A2, Design District, 3 Appleby Yard, Soames Walk, London

About the event

Level 1 of building A2 by 6A Architects is transformed into a vibrant hub of creativity in action. Explore process, technique and product through an immersive experience by wallpaper studio, CUSTHOM, a bustling workshop by contemporary knitwear designer, Peju Obasa, and the wood and origami creations of master craftsperson, Tristan Hibberd.

Open everyday - 11am-6pm.


Research-based wallpaper and homeware design studio, CUSTHOM (Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi), presents Off Grid, an immersive installation that draws on the notion of connection and the invisible lines of communication that bind us together. The concept for the large-scale 3D gridwork installation is inspired by CUSTHOM’s Off Grid wallpaper design launching this autumn, which is all about making visible, in its simplest form, that which connects us as humans. @custhom

About Peju Obasa

Peju Obasa hand-crafts imaginative womenswear and accessories, mining her Nigerian heritage to create one-of-a-kind pieces that embrace individuality and celebrate tradition. The knitwear expert invites you to discover a pop-up workshop where she demonstrates her contemporary take on artisanal techniques using domestic and industrial knitting machines. Obasa founded her eponymous label in 2019 and has since been featured in publications such as Surface, Marie Claire and Elle   @pejuobasa

About Tristan Hibberd

Tristan Hibberd is a master woodworker seeking to combine art and furniture making in order to blur the lines between function and sculpture. Hibberd is showing a new collection of framed paper sculptures and furniture designs — the result of years of experimentation brought into focus during the pandemic. His origami pieces primarily use ancient Japanese lotus flowers — folded from squares of recycled paper — based on instructions dating back thousands of years. @tristanhibberd_design 

Design District Creates

The latest addition to London’s autumn cultural calendar, Design District Creates is a multidisciplinary celebration of the creative sector, taking place in its new dedicated creative hub on Greenwich Peninsula. From 15 September to 17 October, everyone is invited to explore Design District, with scheduled architecture tours led by Open City, pop-up events, food and drink, and art and design exhibitions including Art Block, in collaboration with NOW Gallery. Following the official opening event on 15 September, Design District will host an eye-opening programme of conversations about design, fashion, craft and innovation, featuring leading voices from across the creative industries in the brand new members club Bureau.