Kiosks for creative start-ups


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About the project Edit

KiosKiosk is a small kiosk space designated for startups selling ceramics, art, fashion and other creative products. At no cost to its temporary tenants. The first KiosKiosk was set up outside London’s City Hall in the summer of 2009. KiosKiosk's founders, Geraldine and Wayne Hemingway - successful British designers - note that, although the number of people enrolling in design courses in the UK increases each year, it's difficult for creative businesses to find affordable retail space in locations with enough foot traffic to attract potential buyers. This is why they designed a small, rent-free pop-up shop which can be readily set up and used to display wares simply and easily. The application process is rather simple- small creative businesses only have to write a 200 word (maximum) proposal explaining why their business is right for Kioskiosk and vice-versa.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

KiosKiosk is a sustainable solution to the increasingly difficulty for start up creative businesses to find affordable retail space in prominent retail locations

What is the social value of this project? Edit

As well as encouraging startups and up-and-coming designers, the kiosk is a low-cost way for London to showcase the abundance of local creativity to visitors from around the world. The initiative is backed by the London Sustainable Development Commission, working to promote creative independent shops instead of more dime-a-dozen souvenir stalls.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

There are plans to roll out the concept in other parts of the city and country at a later stage.

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