Spitalfields is well known for its history of silk weaving. Inspired by the history behind the Huguenots community and their influence in transforming Spitalfields into ‘Weaver Town’, Studio 29 designed a lighting installation for the Trade Market area at Crispin Place.
The installation consists of 40 self-illuminated ‘silk moths’ with different patterns designed to celebrate the different types of silk produced by the Huguenots community in Spitalfields. Each ‘silk moth’ is arranged at various heights and positions to portray a large group of silk-moths moving across the market; a symbol of how silk weaving influenced the London East End industry.
Each installation piece has the capability to change colour of light across the day to mimic silk-worm metamorphosis.
Visit the lighting installation from the beginning of April as we celebrate Spitalfields history.