17 – 25 September 2022

London Design Festival

Industrial & Product Design

Work-Leisure: Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

By Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation


24 Sep / 11:00 - 18:00

25 Sep / 11:00 - 18:00

26 Sep / 11:00 - 16:00


In person

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




Press Release:

Work-Leisure Press Release

From the whimsical to the functional, Work-Leisure (2019 – 2021) is a survey of objects made in leisure time by workers in west London’s Park Royal, one of the largest industrial estates in Europe and home to more than 2,000 businesses and 40,000 employees.

Compiled by London-based designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Work-Leisure catalogues the personal, playful, and practical objects being made after-hours and in between tasks on the estate. Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad is a London-based designer. Drawing from such fields as anthropology, aesthetics and play theory, his studio produces work ranging from design for the public realm to workshops, games, spaces and objects. He has worked with cultural and educational institutions, the public sector and local authorities to develop tools and methodologies that proactively engage publics in design processes. Work-Leisure has been commissioned by OPDC as part of the Great Place Scheme, funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Hatton Metalcraft

Unit 3, Trading Estate Road


NW10 7LU