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Corn with Fernando Laposse

Create your own tin using Mexican corn husks with designer and material researcher Fernando Laposse.

What to expect

Corn was first planted in Mexico 9000 years ago and has since become a staple food in many parts of the world. With the rise of genetically modified corn and the standardisation of food production, many of its original species are being lost. How can design revive the value of these species and use it in a more sustainable way?

In this hands-on workshop, participants will design and produce their own corn tin, creating a surface veneer with Mexican corn husks. Led by designer Fernando Laposse, you will also learn about the amazing potentials of corn as a design material.

Participants will also have free entry to the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition after the workshop.

Booking information

Adult: £35

Student/Concession: £25

Members: £25


Fernando Laposse

Fernando Laposse is a London based Mexican designer who strives to transform materials which are cheap, readily available, and often waste or perishable matter. His projects question issues of sustainability, patterns of mass consumption and the politics of food by designing objects with a whole system approach.

Related exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months – across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.