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Food for Thought

Part of a much wider project called Willesden Windows; funded by the
Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and Brent Council and organised by the Architecture Foundation.

I was one of several designers asked to work with a local shopkeeper
in Willesden Green. The plan was to help revive and improve the local businesses and bring about a positive change to the area.

The Architecture Foundation paired me with a regular ‘greasy spoon’ cafe called Food for Thought to see what could be done with a small budget. I worked to create a more engaging window display and more flexible seating plan for the cafe.

Taking inspiration from their name I designed Food for Thought bespoke ‘Thinker Stools’ (inspired by Rodin’s famous sculpture ‘The Thinker’) and a window display that acts as a community engagement board featuring revolving questions each month that customers can come in, ponder over and share their own


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