Introducing the first ‘No Passengers’ film with Mac Collins
Soho House and Porsche present the first instalment of our new video series celebrating creative innovators with the visionary British furniture designer
Wednesday 26 October 2022 By Anastasiia Fedorova
‘No Passengers’ is a new joint endeavour by Soho House and Porsche aiming to highlight the brilliant minds who are pushing culture forward. Alongside cultural events, talks, workshops and installations to mark major art moments such as Berlin Art Week and Paris+, films are an integral part of the collaboration. In the first instalment, we delve into the world of Mac Collins, a visionary British designer, maker and artist.
Based in Newcastle in the UK, Collins crafts objects encompassing innovative design and inspiration from his Caribbean and African heritage. His Concur chair, which is now in the permanent collection of London’s Design Museum, has quickly become something of a design icon and a symbol of breaking down barriers in the industry.
Filmed in his studio and workshops in the north of England, Collins muses on creativity and belonging, telling stories of the Caribbean diaspora and paving his own way. For the first episode of ‘No Passengers’, the Soho House team used an analogue method utilising 35mm film. ‘The process and texture of film invokes visceral emotions, which pairs beautifully with the traditional and hands-on methods of Mac’s practice,’ says Danny Chan, Head of Film and Motion at Soho House.
Watch this space for more episodes in the series.