Inside Out: Inspiring kids to sample interior design

Always keen to do our bit and put in some volunteer time, Endpoint recently teamed up with charity Open City and the Geffrye’s Young Producers to run a ‘Design Masters’ workshop for kids and their families.

The event, held on the picturesque front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, was part of the Open House Families Festival: a series of events held across London on 9-10 June designed to inspire the next generation of city-shapers, and help families to explore how buildings, places, and cities are made.

Taking inspiration from the museum’s exhibition of living spaces across different periods in history, the kids wasted no time in using the art and craft materials supplied to create some amazing wallpaper designs.

It was great to see so many kids enthusiastically sketching and stenciling their design ideas. And while most of their masterpieces were displayed in a special pop-up house, others were taken home – no doubt to take pride of place on an unsuspecting fridge or mantelpiece.

Overall, a good time was had by all. More than 60 families took part in the event. Becky Honeycombe, Audience Development Co-ordinator: Youth and Schools for the Geffreye Museum, said: “It has been a real pleasure to support our Young Producers in planning their first project. They have worked really hard to create fantastic activities for families and it has been brilliant to see them working alongside design professionals from Endpoint to make their exciting ideas a reality.”

This was the second year in a row that Endpoint has taken part in the festival, and once again we had just as much fun as the kids (if not more). Check out some of the pictures of the day.

Open House Families: A family and two Endpoint staff enjoying the activity