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SPOTLIGHT On: Netil House Open Studios x LDF 2023

As part of this year’s London Design Festival, industry-leading residents of Netil House, one of East London’s major creative hubs, welcomed the public into their studios for an evening of workshops and Q+As.

Netil House Open Studios

Following a successful 2022 edition, this year’s Netil House Open Studios invited the public to gain insight into some of the industry’s leading practices. In conjunction with the London Design Festival, this sell-out event featured four unique studios, who gave visitors the opportunity insight into their latest projects and the cutting-edge practices and techniques used.

Passionate about fostering community within our studio spaces, our work during the London Design Festival represents our continued commitment to highlight the innovative work of residents.

“Collaborating with the vibrant Netil House community for our Open Studios during the London Design Festival was a true pleasure,”said Georgie Griffiths, Brand Marketing Manager. “It showcased the creative synergy thriving within these walls, inspiring all in attendance. Looking forward to next year!”

Netil House Open Studios

Two Times Elliott hosted an intimate hands-on workshop which focused on referencing visual and written prompts to executive creative storytelling. Participants created original works, utilising
For over 13 years, Two Times Elliott has collaborated with ambitious brands such as Fussy, Cubitts and Glossier, producing designs which have become instantly recognisable. They push the boundaries of what’s possible in the industry, consistently implementing ideas which reframe our perspective and spark further progress.

Two Times Elliott at Netil House

XK Studio welcomed visitors into their studio to look at selected new commissions and behind the scenes material from their research project XKR. With a cult following within the motion design industry, their session allowed visitors to interrogate the relationship between design and motion.
A research-led 3D design and moving image practice, XK studio uses procedural and sculptural techniques to explore visual narratives in motion. Taking cues from the physicalities of both the natural and synthetic worlds, their work is both hyper-real and hallucinatory, and seeks to explore how current technologies can facilitate digital storytelling.


A Running Commentary opened their doors to provide a unique glimpse into the making of their recent 3D animated musical PACEMAKER. The studio’s animators and producers walked visitors through their development process, from artistry to storytelling techniques throughout production.
An exploration of motion and texture, this multidisciplinary project was showcased to visitors to not only take a deep dive into the development but also to ask questions about how design can help the viewer the human condition. As an independent production company specialising in documentary, animation and live action production, ARC is unique in its approach to character-led storytelling.

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