We started several years ago as 'light art', a small studio in Dalston designing and making lamps. As well as having our own website we were using the usual 'makers' market places of Etsy and Notonthehighstreet.
We had some success with our light-art website and that lead a number of other artists, designers and makers in the Dalston area to contact us, typically for advice about web issues as many were making amazing things but struggling to sell them online.
It quickly became apparent that Dalston has some very talented & experienced creative people. Our designers have studied at St Martins, The Royal Academy of Music & Goldsmiths to name but a few. They've made Grammy award winning pop videos, worked for Liberty & Habitat. Advising them to sell on Etsy and Notonthehighstreet didn't feel right so we decided to change Light Art to become Designed in Dalston - a place where we could all tell you more about the art we love creating.
You can buy things, commission things or just enjoy browsing. Despite everything the world is still a beautiful place and wed like to make it a little more so.