Spectacles store Cubitts are hosting a pop up exhibition of original artworks by artist Becky Allen in conjunction with Shoreditch Design Triangle 2017.

As Cubitt's new Artist in Residence, Becky has designed a quartet of accessories, 2 cleaning cloths, Concentric and Curve, and 2 exclusive silk pocket squares, Circle and Quarter.

Becky was inspired by some of the optical ephemera she found at Cubitts HQ. Particularly interested in the abstract optical diagrams and illustrations found within some of the books, she responded to their cyclical patterns whilst being inspired by the shape and form of the iris. Concentric and Curve refer to the dilation of the iris and optical equipment used in measuring eyesight.

Like our their collaborations, Cubitts are giving the cloths away to all of their wonderful customers over the past four years as a small gesture of thanks Simply pop into a store, give them your email address and choose a cloth.

The cloths are also available to purchase, priced at £5, with all proceeds donated to Becky’s charity of choice Kissing it Better, a charity who make a difference to the care of dementia patients and their carers within hospitals and care homes.

The pocket squares, limited to 100 pieces, will be available in their Spitalfields Workshop and online, for £10, with proceeds also going to Kissing it Better.


Photographs and video © George Baxter