Another World At Fortnum & Mason

A window containing work created by TCDT students is currently on display at Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly until Wednesday 20th September. Inspired by the idea of living in outer space, it was designed by TCDT trustee and set designer/curator Simon Costin and made by our students.



Students from four different workshops came together to create this unique display:

  • Three architectural models were constructed in workshops at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, where students benefitted from one-to-one guidance from AHMM’s head model maker.
  • Glass planets and shooting stars were cut and blended at a fused glass workshop at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
  • Silver and enamel comets were created by students under the tutelage of award-winning Tomiko Ravn at a workshop at The Goldsmiths’ Centre.
  • Marionette spaceman puppets were designed and built by students during an online workshop with puppeteer Siân Kidd.












Set designer and TCDT Trustee Simon Costin brings the creativity of art installation to editorial and fashion shows alike. His clients have included Alexander McQueen, H&M, Valentino, Gucci, YSL and Faberge.


This display is the third window TCDT has created for Fortnum & Mason. Other TCDT collaborations with Fortnum & Mason include: a series of Employment Programme workshops, a special mural project in which students worked with renowned fresco painter Sarah Hocombe to create a permanent piece of art for the Piccadilly shop, and three upcoming Patisserie Skills workshops due to take place in 2024.



Read Fortnum & Mason’s article about the window display here.