From Thursday 17 March to Tuesday 22 March 2016, Adidas Originals took over BL-NK to create Future House: six days and nights of live music acts, DJs, expert sessions, sneaker showcase, film screenings, exclusive Q&As, interactive installations, art exhibitions, daily BBQs, talks and meet ups - all in celebration of NMD_, the shoe of a new creative generation.
Adidas have collaborated with everyone - from DJ’s and musicians such as Joey Bada$$, Annie Mac and Wretch32, to like-minded publications such as HYPEBEAST and exciting British new generation artist’s such as a2, Connie Constance, SNE and Nadia Rose.
On Sunday for example, Kano took over Future House with back-to-back sessions, including a Kano live performance, Made In The Manor screening and Q&A with Fraser T Smith, Blue May, Swifta Beater, Mikey J, hosted by Hattie Collins, and DJ sets from Seani B and Elijah & Skilliam. View the full program and line-up over the six days here.
THE SPACE - An otherworldly experience set across two floors
BL-NK is not an average event space. Future House was built to reflect the new and uncompromising creative generation. Each day was curated under a new theme such as ‘under the radar’, ‘past empowers future’ and ‘your future is not mine.’
Set over both floors, the space has been designed to echo the bold and innovative design of the sneaker and the mantra behind it; the past empowers the future.
BL-NK's entrance was converted into a future portal which moved into an overgrown wasteland that hosted the main stage and exhibition. Upstairs, the bar was draped in foliage, tin foil, neon light and graffiti creating a space age mirrored affair with hypnotic kaleidoscopes. Outside, the wasteland continued upwards onto BL-NK terrace with impromptu fire erupting concrete slabs and a daily BBQ.