the products in detail
About three years ago I was approached by Bedford
council to make a simulator ride to liven up a corner of their Howard
shopping mall. Seeing the space, I thought a shop selling absurd products
would be more fun. I heard nothing and assumed they weren’t
interested, but a year later they re-contacted me. I went for a meeting
with Bedford’s head of economic development, and he gave me the
Shopping malls have always incorporated features to make them
more attractive and Seriously Solutions, though not conventional, fits
this brief. It is close to the lifts to the multi-store parking, so I
hope it will particularly appeal to dads and children who are bored
shopping. After months delay preparing the space, the shop finally opened on February
A few days later a
councilor objected so the window was covered in paper to protect
It re-opened on Thursday May 27th.
It would probably be
inappropriate to commission something like this now, but when it was
commissioned, cash wasn't so tight. After it re-opened the council put up
an online poll for people to vote whether it should stay or not. There
more votes in favour of the shop - thanks to everyone who voted for it!
Opening chaos as desperate shoppers fight to get into the shop!
Read about the making