citizenM Shoreditch commissions Emily Forgot to design Never Lost, an immersive installation for London Design Festival 2019


citizenM has commissioned London-based artist Emily Forgot to design Never Lost, an installation to debut during London Design Festival 2019. Located at the entrance to citizenM Shoreditch, the work will showcase a study of the boundaries between real, remembered and imagined spaces.

Emily’s work spans art, design and illustration—using her recognisably playful and graphic visual language to explore her passion for interior spaces, architecture and colour. Inspired by the likes of Xavier Corbero’s Labyrinth house, the Escher-like constructions of Ricardo Bofill, the monuments of Jantar Mantar in India and the Postmodern creations of Richard England the installation will translate Emily’s typically two dimensional works into a liveable space, allowing the viewers to explore and immerse themselves in a fantastical world.

Since its founding, citizenM has placed great importance in supporting and collaborating with locally-based artists and designers, through commissioning artworks and murals for the hotels as well as creating site-specific installations at key cultural moments. This collaboration will mark the second partnership between citizenM and Emily Forgot who created a ceiling mural in the central living room of citizenM Shoreditch.

This will be citizenM’s third year participating with an installation in Shoreditch during the London Design Festival, following the successful iterations of their presence in 2017 and 2018. With this installation, citizenM continues to support emerging London-based designers while providing a fun interlude from the fast pace of Shoreditch.