BA Product Design students at the London Metropolitan School of Art, Architecture and Design presented 23 totems, each one a personal response to the colours and dynamic landscapes of London.
Students were asked to develop their own colour palettes and totems inspired by the contrasts and vibrancy of modern London. With inspiration coming from sources as varied as the Thames, nights out in Soho and brutalist architecture, the totems are a joyful and witty response to scenes that we often take for granted.
Visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for their favourite totem, with the winning student having their own colour palette mixed as tester pots by Britain’s oldest paint manufacturer, Mylands.
Simon Hasan, Course Leader, BA Product & Furniture Design, London Metropolitan University, said, “Our amazing students found inspiration and delight in the everyday and the seemingly mundane. From the morning commute to Oysters at Borough market, this project shows that giving attention to the most insignificant items reveals a world of form and colour that is easily overlooked. It’s a reminder of why London is such a great place to live and work”.