Inspired by the history and aesthetics of Peckham’s industrial past, namely the Edison Bells gramophone factory and record label, the challenge was:

> To Design and produce a machine capable of playing a record within the set 24 hour period.

> The machine must be truly mechanical and must not include electronics of any kind.

> Materials must be sourced from the streets of the local area of purchased from local scrap/reclamation yards/markets/etc.

> Craftsmanship and aesthetics should be considered as important as a finished working record player.

> The machines will be tested by playing “Two Cigarettes in the Dark, by Joe Green and his Novelty Orchestra” Edison Bell records.

The entrants were split into five teams who were given the brief on the night. They had to firstly source waste material, suitable for up-cycling, from the local area and then inspired by the brief that was only disclosed at the start of the challenge from this they produced a collection of one off objects to be show cased at Clerkenwell design week and subsequently London Design week.

The 24hr Challenge was filmed and edited into a short documentary by BAFTA nominated short film director Samuel Abrahams.

Hosted by Hendzel + Hunt.