Designposts: Faye Greenwood | William Morris Design Line

Festival Commission

18 — 26 Sept 2021

Architecture / Landscape, Interiors & Furniture

William Morris Design Line

William Morris Gallery

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd


E17 4PP


Supported by

Faye Greenwood's Designpost fuses two key elements of the district – Walthamstow's historic relationship with William Morris and the wildlife habitats of the Walthamstow Wetlands.

Faye’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Faye Greenwood’s design for Walthamstow celebrates the districts design and craft community, the nature of Walthamstow wetlands, and its relationship with William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. A cluster of bird boxes, a bat box and a bug box are fixed around 4 main structural posts. Leave motifs abstracted from a Morris wallpaper design have been carved or block printed onto the pieces. The rest of wood has been left in raw state to allow pieces to weather into their natural environments. After LDF, the boxes are to be dismantled from the Designpost to go out into the community of Walthamstow as fully functional pieces. The Designpost is located outside William Morris Gallery, and is one of ten that can be found in locations across London; Islington, the Design Museum, Shoreditch, Southwark South, Brompton, Clerkenwell, Greenwich, Park Royal and King’s Cross. Made by Sebastian Cox