Visiting Bloomberg's Silvertown waste facility, it was the STEMS supporting the instantly recognizable Bloomberg double screens that attracted Eyal. The chromed steel frames felt ripe for use as ‘Duchampian’ ready mades and using them as building blocks to create a meeting and brainstorming space influenced the form the area took. The shape and feel of the stems, rounded and functional, elegant but industrial, gleaming silver yet minimal, is mirrored in the curved feel of the benches, table-top and writing screen.
The simplicity of the bespoke writing screen is deceptive and was an engineering and design puzzle; the problem being how to include the counterweight needed to withstand the pressure of the marketing Departments vigorous brainstorming sessions with design simplicity. In the end a single piece of folded acrylic is married with a plant pot in an elegant and light hearted way. The injection of colour and use of acrylic refers to and echoes the particularity of Bloomberg largely glazed atrium addition and distinctive floor colours.
The fourth edition of 'Waste Not, Want It’ brings the best of UK and international design talent into the heart of Bloomberg’s London office. The exhibition officially launches 6th November and will remain in Bloomberg’s office for a year. The designers selected for 2014 are: Eelko Moorer, El Ultimo Grito, Eyal Burstein, Glithero, Studio Togood and Study O Portable. Commissioned for Bloomberg Philanthropy by cultural production agency Arts Co, ‘Waste Not Want It’ provides a platform for some of the UK’s most dynamic designers. The unique furniture and art installations are made almost entirely of Bloomberg’s waste including cable flex, cardboard boxes, screens and monitor components and wood pallets, startlingly reinvented into technically innovative and environmentally responsible work. The initiative complements Bloomberg’s existing programme of innovative arts sponsorship and further extends the company’s on-going commitment to cultural initiatives that promote public awareness and interaction with the arts and society worldwide.