Goldfinger Factory is an award-winning and sustainable design social enterprise with a bit of a difference.
Despite a name that might suggest a Bond villain-esque approach, the Big Issue Invest-backed social enterprise promises to “empower communities to turn waste into gold”.
To do that, they give one of London’s most underprivileged wards the skills to follow in their footsteps through the fabrication of furniture and interiors.
A team of artisans and artisans-in-the-making work on the ground floor of Erno Goldfinger’s iconic grade-II listed Trellick Tower to skillfully craft high-end furniture for John Lewis, Cisco and London Fashion Week among others.
But that is not the full story – with their base also offering a showroom, community café with a woodworking workshop and teaching academy.
That enables them to offer free workshops and training courses to develop the next generation of skilled artisans in everything from wood turning and metal spinning all the way up to high-standard commercial fit-outs.