My Kind of Advent Calendar- Hendzel + Hunt

28 Nov

Hendzel + Hunt is a  young, very vibrant design studio based in South London in the UK.  Using reclaimed and sustainable materials they specialise in manufacturing and designing bespoke furniture and their own range, inspired by their location, “Made in Peckham”.

Using their background in engineering “Hendzel and Hunt highlight the origins of a product using balance, proportion, and composition to transform rough materials into objects of desire.”  There are lots of fab projects on their website, but given it is beginning to smell a bit like Christmas I thought I would show the Advent Calendar – now this is my idea of the perfect advent calendar.  This project…. aptly named “The Advent Calendar” was commissioned by UK store Selfridges for Christmas 2011.

“It contains 24 doors with lots of surprises. Traditional wooden locks, catches, latches, twists and turns. The piece was commissioned by Selfridges & Co to hold 24 miniature pairs of shoes and bags”

Yes… now that is what I call and advent calendar….Meanwhile I am off to dream about the shoes, jewellery, chocolate I would fill it with!!
On with the colourful journey………

Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Art, Interior Design, UK, UK designers


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11 responses to “My Kind of Advent Calendar- Hendzel + Hunt

  1. Theadora Brack

    November 28, 2012 at 5:55 am

    OH, my goodness. I love this. What a brilliant idea. Handsome, too. Shoes and more shoes, please!! T.

    • birdcagedesign

      November 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

      absolutely, although I think for the display they only used miniature shoes, so I would have to have that rectified!!;-)

  2. Clàudia

    November 28, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Great Idea 🙂

  3. This Sydney Life

    November 28, 2012 at 6:46 am

    How gorgeous is that advent calendar, BCD. What a find, my friend. I shall definitely be checking out Hendzel + Hunt’s website. Cheers!

    • birdcagedesign

      November 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

      They have some really good stuff….although I think i would just be happy with this.

  4. Apartment Couture

    November 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I really need that calender

  5. marsellaj

    November 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I guess I’m too traditional, it’s not my cup of tea.

  6. Terri at Time To Be Inspired

    November 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm


    • birdcagedesign

      November 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I know, my little advent calendar pales into significance…..:-)

  7. leblogdemarie

    November 30, 2012 at 4:07 am

    This is really amazing! It is a “Wow!”

    • birdcagedesign

      November 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      I just found out how much it cost today, so I think I may have to stick to the paper ones!! 🙂


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