Aldgate street furniture installed

Lotus chairs by Charles Mugisha installed on Aldgate High Street

Chairs designed by BA Furniture and Product Design student Charles Mugisha have been installed on Aldgate High Street, following a competition run by The Cass and supported by the City of London Corporation.

The street furniture marks the changes to the public realm that are ongoing in Aldgate, with the run up to the opening of the new Aldgate Square in 2017.

The Lotus Chairs are the result of a competition run at The Cass in 2014, which invited students to propose street furniture to mark the public realm changes in Aldgate.

The winning design was chosen by the Aldgate Public Realm Working Group – a panel of local stakeholders from the area. All entries were highly commended with two other proposals: Aldgate Portrait Studio (Adam Aspinall, BA Architecture) and Knitting Aldgate (Charles Mayes, Martin Kiedrowski, Emilia Paval and Ruslan Stovanov, BA Architecture) also selected to be developed because of their creative cross–disciplinary response to the area. Watch out for their installations Aldgate!

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