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2019 Cockpit Arts Award winner announced

The Turners’ Company is a regular supporter of Cockpit Arts, the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople. We sponsor studio space in Deptford, South London for aspiring turners who want to build a thriving business in the craft. They have access to turning equipment as well as benefiting from on-site mentoring from Cockpit staff. On 19th June, our 2019 / 20 awardee was announced. Arturo Soto will take up residence shortly.

Making waste beautiful….

Arturo Soto is an emerging designer working in London. Born in Mexico, he graduated from the Center of Design and Architecture in Mexico in 2012. In 2017 he did a Masters Degree at The University of Arts of London, and started the Memories of Green Project. Memories of Green focuses on elegant sustainable design with zero-waste approach. Wanting to show the beauty of designing with waste materials, he developed the first collection ‘Event Horizon’, made entirely of unwanted plywood pieces. The project won Creative Enterprise Award in 2016.

What is special about my work, is that I don’t make my products look handmade. I use waste and reclaimed materials and make them look as incredible and luxurious as possible; paying close attention to aesthetics, form and functionality.

Arturo Soto, Memories of Green on Instagram

Event Horizon



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Previous winners of the Cockpit Arts & Turners’ Company Award include Eleanor Lakelin and Frank Boggis Rolfe (2011), Chloe Robertson (2012), Matthew Corbishley (2014) and Darren Appiagyei (2017). Read more about Darren’s story as a Cockpit Arts & Turners’ Company Award winner.


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