London Craft Week is an event that combines various types of craftsmanship and was created in order to pay tribute to handwork and showcase the best of hand-made modern design pieces. Over 240 masters from all over the world that specialize in ceramics, woodworking, textiles, metalworking, jewelry, or other areas, will be brought together from 8-12 April this year under the same idea of presenting their creativity, skills, and talent. London will then transform into a place where unique stories will be told and exclusive design items will be displayed.
London Craft Week has an extensive programme in which everyone will be able to find something to his/her own liking; engaging workshops, showrooms, exclusive collections by the best designers, etc. Today, we would like to get an overview of the best things to visit and see during London Craft Week. These events should definitely not be missed!
Bentley: a Century of Building
Craftspeople from the Bentley factory will demonstrate their expertise with metal, leather, and wood – all aspects that add uniqueness to Bentley cars. You will be able to get these insights into the creation of their automobiles at Bentley’s flagship showroom.
Once Upon a Time
Portuguese crafts will also be included in the London Craft Week programme. It will be represented by a luxury furniture manufacturer Boca do Lobo and porcelain maker Vista Alegre. Contemporary design is combined with authentic handmade work in their collaboration piece, a Once Upon a Time cabinet, a perfect item for your living room or bedroom interior.
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Bobby Mills at London Craft Week
If you are into wood making, then you should visit Bobby Mills’ workshop. Being an experienced woodworker, Bobby is going to give a live demonstration of how his pieces are created. Moreover, you will most likely get a chance to talk to him about his experience and practice.
Secretcape, an architectural and interior design company, will feature an exhibition of custom-made pieces by famous artisans.
Jo Nagasaka has designed a ColoRing collection for Artek. Jo’s innovative approach to Japanese traditional craft can be seen at the Conran Shop.
Hats by Vivienne Westwood
Not only furniture pieces will be displayed during the London Craft Week. For instance, fashion admirers can go through Vivienne Westwood’s iconic hats collection from the brand’s most important runway shows.