Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Metric Collective


A collective of thinkers and doers, designers and makers who believe in the strength
of co-creativity to engage and empower. Their first pop-up project promotes creative talent, supports craft and provides education for the community.

Metric is more than a shop. Metric is a movement.

Made up of various artists and crafts persons, The Metric Collective is moving forward by opening their first “pop up” shop in Shoreditch, London.

Myia Bonner

Winner of the EC one Graduate Unsigned in 2010,

New designer and award-winning Myia Bonner draws her inspiration from culture, subculture, trends and traditions. Highly graphic, her body of work is considerately designed, expertly crafted, produced with a range of materials and processes. With elements of playfulness, naivety and humour, Myia's jewellery challenges the viewer to find the correlation between object and objective, the obvious and the concealed.

Shimell and Madden

Shimell and Madden occupy that space where craft, art and fashion intersect. Dynamic yet delicate, their jewellery explores themes of science, nature and time. High quality and handcrafted, their collections are designed and developed entirely in the UK. More than just craftspeople, Shimell and Madden are social entrepreneurs, supporting and promoting our national art, craft, and design.

Jake Ambridge


Bold, complex and colourful, Jake's psychedelic illustrations will excite, disorientate and hypnotise.

Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian is a prop-maker, stylist, installation artist and embroiderer. She has most recently worked on the Secret Cinema, feature film Horrid Henry, as well as for Tracy Emin. Her main role will be creating window and shop displays for Metric.

The Esther Benjamins Trust

The Esther Benjamins Trust rescues Nepalese children who have been trafficked or displaced into India. As part of their Himalayan Jewellery initiative, young women are trained by volunteer artists and silversmiths to develop a range of valuable skills and bespoke products - a much-needed source of both income and confidence. 

Metric will be the first UK outlet for the charity's Himalayan jewellery.

The Esther Benjamins Trust

Chrome Yellow Books

Chrome Yellow Books will be stocking Metric with rare and beautiful publications from art and craft.



So if your find yourself in London between the 5th of June and the 28th of August they are definitely worth a look, plus you would be supporting so many craftspeople within the UK and the world, what they are doing is fantastic, with some really inspiring work.

Give it a visit!

you can find out more about the Metric collective here…


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