Submissions are now open for Poundshop 18 at London Design Week 2017! 

We are inviting designers from the UK to showcase their products in our new pop-up shop hosted by Brompton Design District in the heart of South Kensington 16 - 24 September 2017.  Successful products will also be shown at our market stall at Canopy Market in King's Cross 29 September - 1 October 2017.

The Brief:
Design and produce one item to retail under the strict price brackets of £1, £3 and £5.
It must be a desirable, durable, value for money object.
Your product must have a function as well as being an attractive / well designed object.
You must produce a fully realised prototype for submission.

To think about:
If successful, you may enter a maximum of three variations of each product.
We are mainly accepting £1 and £3 products.
Your production cost per unit should be around a half of the retail price.
You must make a profit to cover overheads and most importantly your time.
It can be any size, cheap doesn’t have to mean small.
Cards are great, but we only take on a few of them and are mostly looking for other items.
Would you buy your own product? If you wouldn’t buy it, don’t expect others to.

For past product ideas, please see our pinterest and instagram.
 

£1 products –
Commission 10%
Admission Fee £27
Suggested quantities: 200

£3 products –
Commission 15%
Admission Fee £30
Suggested quantities: 150

£5 products –
Commission 20%
Admission Fee £35
Suggested quantities: 150

The admission fee is payable only on successful submissions.

 

 

Submitting is FREE and you can submit as many products as you’d like – only successful products are charged an admission fee. We take a commission on each sold product depending on the price band.
If you would like to be considered for our next shop, you can post a prototype to :

The Poundshop
Sara Melin and George Wu
Studio 6, 1st Floor
Warwick Works
Downs Road
London
E5 8QJ

If you wish to get this prototype back, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.
If it is your first time, you will have to send us a prototype. Note: If you have sold products with us before, you may send us an image, but we might ask for a sample.
For any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

DEADLINE: Friday 18 August 2017

GOOD LUCK!