Contemporary Aussie tea specialist T2 have hosted a week-long open workshop at its Shoreditch store showcasing the talent of some of London’s most diverse artists and illustrators to celebrate this year’s London Design Festival.
From Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September T2’s store on Redchurch Street was turned into an artist’s workshop. Throughout the week five artists, all with different styles, are spending the day creating limited edition ‘one of one’ designs.
The global tea brand’s orange boxes will be given a whole new lease of life as the artist’s design, live, directly on to the cubed packaging – which for the first time have been turned white, ready for five days of creative expression.
Each artist will take inspiration directly from the tea. They will be invited to pick one of T2’s teas, pour themselves a cup and visually express the flavour and experience on to the box, inspired by the tea they are enjoying at the time.
The store will remain open to the public who are encouraged to come along and watch the artists in action. Customers will also be given the chance to walk away with a must-have, keep sake product as the artist’s limited edition boxes will be sold throughout the day for £20 each.
The artists taking up residency at T2’s Shoreditch store are:
Katie Scott: Monday 18th September
Sarah Tanat-Jones: Tuesday 19th September
William Grill: Wednesday 20th September
Ben Rider: Thursday 21st September
Nick Hayes: Friday 22nd September
Jane Hoban, Global Brand Director for T2 comments: “Design is an integral part of what we do at T2, just like the London Design Festival, we want to celebrate London as the design capital of the world. We have chosen to work with London-based artists who are renowned for their contemporary style, they are bold and eye catching just like our iconic boxes that we are asking to them to reinvent.
Our stores are designed to encourage customer discovery, play and experimentation akin to an artist’s immersion in the design process; we’re excited to bring our T2 brand values to life through this event.”