Museum of the Home to host designer yard sale to tackle female homelessness

Zoe Gunn

10 February 2022

The interiors-focused sale will feature stallholders including Alexa Chung, The Conran Shop and Matches Fashion

10 February 2022 | Zoe Gunn

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horeditch’s Museum of the Home has teamed up with a host of luxury fashion and interior design brands to host a charity yard sale to help tackle female homelessness in London. Taking place on 12 March 2022 and organised as part of the museum’s Behind the Door campaign, which works with the London Homeless Collective and more than 25 partner charities to support London’s estimated 250,000 homeless women, the sale promises to be a treasure trove for design enthusiasts, with each brand donating a portion of their takings to the cause.

Among the 70 stallholders will be famed designer Skye McAlpine, homewares mecca The Conran Shop and interiors bible House & Garden, each of which will be offering exclusive pieces, antiques and seasonal bargains. There will also be stalls from local Hackney craftspeople, alongside coveted style finds from the likes of Alexa Chung and Matches Fashion. A raffle will also give visitors the chance to win stellar prizes from the likes of Beata Heuman, Once Milano and Alex Eagle.

Skye McAlpine
Alexa Chung

Alongside some brilliant shopping, the Museum of the Home Yard Sale will feature a programme of talks and workshops giving guests the chance to interact with interior design experts. The New Craftsmen will be hosting a fabric dyeing workshop, while there will also be flower arranging classes led by Milli Proust and lessons from Celia Pym on how to repair damaged textiles. Elsewhere, Naila Yousuf, of Wright + Wright Architects, will chair a discussion on the influence of women in architecture and discuss her experiences delivering the museum’s £18.1 million redevelopment.

“The partnership between the London Homeless Collective and Museum of the Home is a unique attempt to harness a cultural institution's power to educate and drive social change,” said Stephanie Harvey, Head of Fundraising at London Homeless Collective. “The Yard Sale is a fantastic example of our partnership in action; it will raise funds, create opportunities and change perceptions of homeless people.”

Visitors will also have access to the Museum of the Home throughout the day, so save time to browse its world-class exhibits highlighting the ways we build and decorate our homes, and how our personal lives have changed over the past 400 years. Those buying early-bird tickets will also be granted exclusive access to the first hour of the yard sale – ideal if you’re on the hunt for a bargain.

The Museum of the Home Yard Sale takes place on 12 March 2022, tickets from £5, visit museumofthehome.org.uk

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