MINI living: the future of urban habitats.
MINI LIVING is a long-term research project, exploring how creative use of space through innovative design can support our cities and the needs of the people living in them.
In 2016 we collaborated with Asif Khan to create a series of urban forests, offering a fresh approach to how we all relax, create and connect in shared urban space (you can read more about 2016’s events and workshops below). After the success of 2016, we’re returning in 2017 with something completely new.
For 2017's London Design Festival, MINI LIVING presents Urban Cabin: a micro-house on Southbank for city dwellers to learn from each other and exchange resources. This time ‘round we’ve collaborated with urban masters Sam Jacob Studio. They’ve been commissioned by MINI LIVING to build two modules which represent London’s Character; a shared kitchen, symbolizing the importance of food markets in modern culture, and a micro-library where visitors are encouraged to share books in a city where the number of public libraries are falling every year. Visit from 16th – 24th September at the OXO Tower Wharf Courtyard, Southbank.
MINI living: "forests" by asif khan.
For the 2016 London Design Festival, we created something we’re pretty proud to share. Joining forces with designer Asif Khan, we crafted three special installations around the city, called MINI LIVING Forests. Offering a fresh approach to how we all relax, create and connect in shared urban space.
The project continued on from the launch of the MINI LIVING initiative – an exploration of architectural solutions to urban living challenges – which kicked off at the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
As part of the MINI LIVING Forests installation, we hosted a series of events and workshops inspired by modern urban lifestyle. You can read more about those below.
The Create space was all about igniting creativity, especially the art of photography in architecture and design. Aspiring creators also got exclusive tips from pro photographer Jamie McGregor Smith, in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine.
The Connect installation celebrated socialising and catching up with friends. At its heart, the Disappearing Dining supper club hosted an immersive dining experience, with the aim of enhancing unity and fostering new relationships.