Restoration Station at Tate Britain this summer

We are very proud of our furniture upcycling social enterprise, Restoration Station, which has been invited to be part of an “an imaginative and thought-provoking community garden outside Tate Britain” this summer.

Working in partnership with artist collective Something & Son, 45 stools have been designed and produced for the garden, which has been shaped to address “the modern epidemic of loneliness” with a series of ‘inclusivity events’.

The stools are made using Restoration Station's signature chopping boards in line with the gardens plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers, all of which have been chosen to reflect multicultural London today. Scroll down to see pictures of them being made by our students and of them being placed in the garden.

This project has enabled our trainees to extend their training and gain new skills – from working up the stool design to batch production in the Makerversity workshops. I couldn’t be happier with the team’s hard graft and positive attitude, and now the stools will be enjoyed at one of London’s cultural landmarks!”
Rhys Pritchard, Manager, Restoration Station

The exhibition, called A Common Ground, runs until 28 October and will transform Tate Britain’s front lawns, the aim being to make you feel at ease and to encourage conversation, eye contact and connections with strangers.

Visit the free garden at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1.

Read more about this project on Restoration Station's website or on the Tate's website

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