Teenagers regenerate their community through a chair-leg

As part of a community project, a group of teenagers and a design studio created a furniture tool that can be used in many different ways.

Wealdstone Leg by the Wealdstone Youth Workshop

The Wealdstone Youth Workshop is a public design project with a group of 17-and 18-year olds in Wealdstone, Harrow, north-west London, who were brought together by regeneration agency Spacemakers to design and make public furniture for use across their community. The group of teenagers has been led through a programme of workshops by designers Silo Studio to create, prototype and test a design: the Wealdston Leg. 

The piece is a modular furniture component, manufactured in England, which has been used to create a range of stools, benches and chairs for use at temporary events. The project aims to get young people inside the process of regenerating their community; give them a paid route into an industry that doesn’t currently exist in the area; and help to alter perceptions in the community, of both young people and Wealdstone itself.

Wealdstone Youth Workshop is part of a wider project by Harrow Council to create Wealdstone Square – a new public space at the centre of Wealdstone that can bring the community together. The overall project is led by architecture and urbanism practice We Made That, with graphic design by Europa.

Wealdstone Leg
Wealdstone Youth Workshop
Esther Calinawan, Kayleigh Littlemore, Leo Harrison, Marina Marbella, Marius Dinu and Tanya Galia
Silo Studio

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