They are the duo behind the mysterious miniature houses that have appeared in the branches of trees around the borough.
Now, Rebecca Lucraft and Tom Stables have revealed that residents will get to keep their “storeys” when the project comes to an end next week.
More than 50 local residents in the Clerkenwell and Spa Fields area have been involved in EC1 Storeys, a storytelling project to mark the end of the £50m EC1 New Deal for Communities programme.
In December last year, Ms Lucraft and Mr Stables spoke to residents about their memories of the area, including one girl whose pet won at the EC1 Dog.
Show and another who joined forces with fellow residents to resolve a drugs problem on their estate.
Now the creators plan to give the installations to the people whose lives they captured in tiny form.
Ms Lucraft, 26, and Mr Stables, 28, who designed and made the houses, said: “We’re going to rehouse them once we’ve taken them down and move them into new locations like the primary school and organisations that have helped us.”
A spokeswoman for EC1 New Deal confirmed that the houses will be offered back to the residents to thank them for their help.
The project forms part of the EC1 is Special campaign, which celebrates changes to the communal areas brought about by the ten-year EC1 New Deal.
“Tom and I thought about how we could get people into the parks and open spaces in an interesting way, whether that was through an installation or an event,” said Ms Lucraft, who studied Textile Design at the Royal College of Art.
“We wanted to work with residents so came up with the idea of a community in the trees, a sort of residential story-telling.”
“We’ve had such a nice reaction from them that it makes it worthwhile,” said Mr Stables, who studied Product Design at the Royal College of Art. “It’s been really positive.
Someone said they were finding out about the area, things they’d never seen before, through the project.
“Some residents have stories which are very descriptive, recommending places to others. One guy said he’d been exploring the area based on the plaques.
“When he heard about something he hadn’t seen before, he’d go and see it. That was one of the things we hoped for from the project, but for it actually to be happening without us telling people was really nice.”
Shareen Rouvray, 54, who took part, said: “I feel so lucky to live in EC1 and this is a great way to share my experience.”