Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hidden Heroes at the Science Museum!

The Vitra curated; Hidden Heroes - The Genius of Everyday Things has landed in London at the Science Museum. The show features a selection of my Slingshots and Cityscape Coat Hangers. Looking forward to the opening night on the 8th...

More information on the Science Museum website here:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christopher Jarratt vs Sebastian Bergne

A bit of a David vs Goliath firing showdown going on here (me being David..... help!).

"Up for grabs is a chance to own the winner of this minor showing-off contest.So, without further ado…. this weekend we’ll pit the honed and toned athleticism of Sebastian Bergne’s ‘BANDIT’ against the solid sturdy gumption of Christopher Jarratt’s ‘SLINGSHOT’ in a battle of firing skills including; accuracy, distance, impact, and blammo (not sure what that is yet, but we’ll think of something)."

If you’d like to take a punt at securing yourself the winner, each a fine example of British design and fun, then email Spunique with your name and a contact number HERE. The winner will be selected at random on Monday 17 October.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blue Slingshots now available at SPUNIQUE

I am very excited to tell you that you can now buy a the Riviera Light (blue) edition for the first time in the UK from online retailer; Spunique. They have taken on a small number of this edition which is of only 30. Once they are gone they are gone!

Monday, September 26, 2011

YCN show review

Firstly I would like to say Thank You to all that took the time out to come and visit my show at YCN. Below are a few shots (no pun intended) of the show over the last two weeks. The slingshot firing range proved a great success with over 500 paintball's getting blasted into the wall in the first week alone! I can't wait to do something similar again.

 If you missed the show, and still want to see the slingshots, fear not. The Slingshots will be staying in the YCN Shop HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Take a shot at YCN

As part of this year's London Design Festival we are delighted to welcome Christopher Jarratt and his extra-ordinary hand made slingshots to YCN at 72 Rivington Street. You can buy them online here too.

Christopher has produced an exclusive special edition of 30 slings and three accompanying big ones to form the centrepiece of our window display.

All are available for sale both at 72 Rivington Street and online, and there's a "try before you buy" firing range in store, where you can test your aim and see what a paintball does to a wall when fired out of a hand crafted slingshot. Safety glasses provided.

The show runs from Saturday, 17th – 25th September with a Private View on Tuesday 20th September. For more information or press "shots" please email or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

UK Exhibition of Slingshots at YCN, 17-25 Sept

I have the pleasure of inviting you to YCN for the exclusive first UK exhibition of my slingshots. 

There will be a try before you buy firing range in store where you can test your aim and see what a paintball does to a wall when fired out of a hand crafted slingshot. Safety specks provided.

The show runs from Saturday, 17th – 25th September with the Private View on Tuesday 20th September. Contact YCN for more information. I hope to see you there.


YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
tel: +44 (0)20 7033 2140

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Unit B1a Gallery - Hackney WickED 2011

Artworks on the walls by the very talented Jo Peel (
Thanks to everyone who came to visit, it was a great weekend.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Warm Summer Welcome

A warm summer welcome to a long overdue update;

There is lots of very exciting news to tell of in the coming months. I’d love to put it all in this update but it would turn into an essay, so get ready for more regular updates from me.

Where to start….



Come and visit Hackney Wicked Festival on 30-31st July. Unit B1a Gallery, is a pop-up contemporary art gallery in the heart of Hackney Wick that will be exhibiting work by; Ally Mellor, Christopher Jarratt & Jo Peel. Unit B1a Gallery, 12 Stour Road, London, E3 2NT - private view 29th July 6-9pm. More information HERE.



I will have a site specific installation of Slingshots in the Hospital Club window in the heart of Covent Garden for the whole month of August (01.08.11 - 31.08.11).

Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ. & facebook.


A very exciting collaboration with YCN for London Design Festival. More to follow.



The wonderful; Artisan Social Designer (the recently opened gallery in the heart of Paris) are showing a new edition of small & giant Slingshots, below is a photo of a proud looking slingshot in the entrance.


Artisan Social Designer, 68 rue des gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France.

More information here: & on facebook.

The Vitra curated Hidden Heroes exhibition featuring the Cityscape Coat Hangers and the Slingshots, has moved on to the amazing ‘Das Gelbe Haus’ in Flims, Switzerland where it is staying until October 16th, and then in November on to the Science Museum, London. More information at;

To be continued…..

Moss gallery, New York have totally sold out of the two editions of both the small and giant Slingshots. I look forward to sending a new edition out there. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Giant Slingshots featured on It's Nice That

Thank you to Alex Turvey who I have had the pleasure of working with in the past (and I hope future) for featuring my work on the It's Nice That blog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Slingshots featured in Art Review

I was very excited to find out that the slingshots are featured in the May edition (this months) of Art Review.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hidden Heroes Exhibition - Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Vitra backed Hidden Heroes exhibition featuring the Cityscape coat hangers and Slingshots, has taken residence in the Designhuis, Enidhoven until the 25th May.

From paperclip to pencil, from condom to Velcro, and from press stud to clothes peg. Based on an idea as simple as it was ingenious , these Hidden Heroes of everyday life are actually the ultimate examples of sustainability and functional aesthetics. This exhibition of 35 everyday classics, their history and significance is produced by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein; the first stop on its journey across the world is the Netherlands.

More information from the Designhuis website here:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New work @ Co-Laboratory exhibition

I will be exhibiting a new piece (in collaboration with Rhoslyn Butler) along with some one-off Slingshots and the Building Blocks at the Co-Laboratory exhibition in Hoxton from the 15-25 April.

If you can make it come down for the private view on the 14 April, 6-9pm.

By invitation designers have been paired with different, yet complimentary practices, to create new work. The intention is to nurture the creativity of conversation, and to encourage new discoveries through an exchange of skills. They have all been asked to make something new, something that functions and something that uses the following quote as its starting point:
‘The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.’ John Pierpont Morgan

More information HERE.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Console Tables

Designed for a private client. A pair of console tables bespoke for the location.

Materials: Fumed Oak, milled stainless steel fixings, glass.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1000 New Eco Designs and Where to Find Them

I have only just recently found out that the Elefant table and stools have been published in the book; 1000 New Eco Designs and Where to Find Them.
A great sourcebook for environmentally conscious pieces.
Buy it from AMAZON or from your local local bookshop.
ISBN 978 1 85669 585 5

Saturday, January 29, 2011


After the last edition of 30 Slingshots sold out in a week! Moss have commisioned me to create another edition of 30 slingshots in 5 new colourways. I have also created 5 Giant Slingshots (one in each colour), each signed and numbered. In store and online now.

150 Greene street
New York, NY 10012