It has become increasingly difficult for startup creative businesses to find affordable retail space in prominent locations. The current recession and rising unemployment numbers makes it paramount that "startup" entrepreneurial activity, self employment opportunities and stimulating retail experiences are promoted.
Kiosks can offer small, flexible spaces for businesses in the early stage of their development. Councils/ landlords can offer them on a short term or long term basis. Kiosks don't come with the usual barriers to entry, red-tape and restricted use that are associated with retail outlets in prominent locations. KiosKiosK is a prototype, affordable, contemporary retail space.
KiosKiosK is part of the Design Museum's Super Contemporary Exhibition. Super Contemporary is the spirit of London Design, past, present and future. The exhibition celebrates and examines the creative magnetism of London and its enduring reputation as a beacon of design.
The Design Museum has joined forces with Beefeater 24 to showcase 12 new commissions from London's most dynamic creatives to explore what it is that attracts the worlds leading designers to study, work and live in the city.
The 12 commissions from London's future stars and its current elite, including fashion designer Paul Smith, designer Thomas Heatherwick and product designer Ron Arad, form the centre of the exhibition.