Later this month, there will be a tube station made from wood, and a restaurant named after Frank Pick, founder of TfL’s design ethos.

The Restaurant will serve classic British dishes and the East London Liquor Company will be launching a new limited edition rum.

Meanwhile, artist Camilla Barnard will be building a monumental Underground station made entirely from wood and hand painted to reflect a typical station design.


The wooden tube station will be open 24th-27th September, at The College, 12 Southampton Row, WC1B 5BP.

Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm

You need tickets to go inside though — bookable as part of the Design Festival here.


Both the restaurant and tube station will showcase classic TfL design collections and new collections from Alice Made This, Blue Marmalade, Lindsey Lang, Mini Moderns and textiles by Michelle Mason for Swoon Editions.

Alice Made This has designed stainless steel and brass men’s cufflinks and a enamel desk top valet. Blue Marmalade has created a classic Coolicon pendant shade from the London Underground made to a 1933 design with the original 1933 Harry Beck map printed on the surface.

Lindsey Lang has delved into the TfL archives to create a capsule collection of products, inspired by Harold Stabler’s Roundel tile design and Enid Marx’s Chevron moquette upholstery.

Michelle Mason and Mini Moderns have joined forces with AJ Wells, the company responsible for creating London Underground’s enamel signage and tube roundels. Mini Moderns have created enamel topped occasional side tables inspired by the colours and patterns on the Underground. Michelle has created enamel splash backs for bathrooms and kitchens with designs inspired by the tube roundel logo, 1930s moquette prints, and Edwardian tile configurations which are also the inspiration for her collection of fabrics for Swoon editions.


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