17 – 25 September 2022

London Design Festival

Architecture / Landscape
Interiors & Furniture

Festival Commission

Designposts: Megan Makinson | Shoreditch Design Triangle

Supported by

American Hardwood Export Council


18 Sep / OPEN 24H

19 Sep / OPEN 24H

20 Sep / OPEN 24H

21 Sep / OPEN 24H

22 Sep / OPEN 24H

23 Sep / OPEN 24H

24 Sep / OPEN 24H

25 Sep / OPEN 24H

26 Sep / OPEN 24H


In person

["In Person", "Free, no ticket required"]

Megan Makinson’s Designpost celebrates the way that the historical narratives woven into the streets of Shoreditch intersect with the district’s rich culture of street-artist subversion.

Megan’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighborhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Megan Makinson’s Designpost weaves in narratives such as the story of ‘The Theatre’, one of London’s first permanent venues, which was dismantled in 1598, and its timbers used to build the Globe. The piece features hand-turned red oak dowels which create the illusion of a theatre curtain at the base, referencing the history of woodturning that was once a mainstay industry of the area. Megan’s hand-drawn illustrations, inspired by the history of the district, have been applied to flat panels through use of pyrography. Aptly, when its time as a Designpost comes to an end, Megan’s sculpture is destined for a second life as a puppet theatre. The Designpost is located outside the SCP store and is one of ten that can be found in locations across London; King’s Cross, Islington, Greenwich, Southwark South, Brompton, Waltham Forest, the Design Museum, Park Royal and Clerkenwell. Made by Benchmark Furniture


Shoreditch Design Triangle

132 Curtain Rd