<em>Edit Event</em> Allegra Hicks: New Rugs and Embroideries at the Italian Cultural Institute
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Discover the textile work of Allegra Hicks with an exhibition of bespoke works set within the framework of the 1830s architecture of the Italian Cultural Institute.

The starting point for Allegra’s pieces is the idea of a continuous drawing, consisting of repetitions and juxtapositions...

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Bespoke interior decorators Dotti fly in their master wood carver from Italy for a wood-carving demonstration. With over 30 years’ experience, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to see a master at work.

Dotti Interior Decoration is a family-run business that crafts bespoke furniture...

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Learn how Robert Kime uses furniture and antiques that hold layers of history and resonate with the past. In conversation with Jeremy Langmead, Robert also discusses why looking to the past when furnishing is currently more important than ever, considering the carbon footprint of new high-...

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Fine printers and bookbinders Barnard & Westwood offer guided tours of their royal warrant-holding print workshop and bindery. Exhibiting alongside them are calligrapher Gemma Milly, pen maker Tom's Studio and paper designers G . F Smith.

Royal warrant-holding fine printers and...

<em>Edit Event</em> LOCAL HEROES: Clive Christian Furniture Celebrates Regional Design and Manufacture in Britain
11 May
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Clive Christian Furniture hosts an evening celebrating regional design and manufacture in Britain. The event features the reveal of a bespoke gentleman’s dressing room collaboration with Cordings of Piccadilly, as well as a question and answer session.

Advocates of regional British...

<em>Edit Event</em> An Introduction to The Room Service with Dan Cox
9 May
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An interactive evening with Dan Cox, Roux Scholar and former Executive Chef of Fera at Claridge's. Dan cooks and talks about the importance of all things ‘at the table’, including the ceramics he has...

<em>Edit Event</em> Making Time: Discover the Watchmaker’s Craft at William &amp; Son
10 May
1821

Meet eight of the world’s most exclusive artisan watch brands in the intimate surroundings of William & Son’s boutique. Enjoy demonstrations of the skill that goes into hand-finishing a luxury watch, and be the first in the UK to see new watches presented at SIHH and Baselworld....

<em>Edit Event</em> Maison Trudon: 400 Years in the Making
9 May
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Travel back in time on a journey spanning over 400 years in the company of the world’s oldest candle maker. Join Cire Trudon CEO Julien Pruvost to learn about crafting in wax and discover the processes behind the brand’s eponymous candles, dinner candles, cameo candles and busts.

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10 May
1821

An exclusive evening behind the scenes at The Department Store. Hear established and emerging creative collaborators in conversation with architects Squire & Partners, chaired by Grant Gibson: fashion graduate Isabel Fletcher, artist Based Upon, Pajaki maker Karolina Merska and Czech glass...

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Artist Jo Cope partners with YKK London Showroom to create a conceptual fashion installation and opening night performance. Shoes are vessels and provocateurs to explore life metaphors, pushing shoe-making to its limits.

Both the installation and performance explore the complex subject...

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Craftspeople from QEST and the Heritage Crafts Association demonstrate an array of skills, with opportunities for visitors to join in. Furniture maker and designer John Makepeace OBE also gives a talk on how he made the Master’s Chair for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, followed by a...

<em>Edit Event</em> Protecting design: what exactly is “artistic craftsmanship”? A debate hosted by Simmons &amp; Simmons
9 May
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The law now grants increased protection to works of “artistic craftsmanship”. But what are they? Join international law firm Simmons & Simmons and a panel of designers, curators and commentators to help shape the future of product design law.

In 2017, changes to UK copyright law...

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The British Ceramics Biennial and sponsor Johnson Tiles present (UN)WOVEN, an exploratory and material-specific presentation of 2017 AWARD-winning artist Tana West at Material Lab. They also announce new developments and opportunities for the BCB's headline exhibition AWARD.

(UN)WOVEN...

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9 May
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5 Hertford Street hosts board game makers Alexandra Llewellyn, Geoffrey Parker, Trevor Pickett , Purling London and Simpson London, along with journalist Caroline Roux, for an evening in celebration of the handmade bespoke board game. 

The evening begins with a conversation between the...

<em>Edit Event</em> Mulberry: Celebrating a Passion for Making
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Join leather experts and craftsmen for a drinks reception at the Mulberry flagship store and discover how some of the brand’s most iconic bags are brought to life. Craft demonstrations are also taking place in store on Friday and Saturday.

 

<em>Edit Event</em> John Smedley Unveils Artistry with Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina
10 May
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A drinks reception to celebrate John Smedley’s newly commissioned artworks by artistic couple Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina. Each piece is inspired by John Smedley’s AW18 collection, which is also exclusively previewed. The evening begins with a talk from the artists.

The...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Creation of an Iconic Shoe at Vivienne Westwood
10 May
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Vivienne Westwood hosts an exclusive evening celebrating the heritage and British craftsmanship of their iconic shoe collection, including the timeless Rocking Horse shoe and Pirate boots.

 

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Luxury womenswear brand Le Kilt and experimental design consultancy NORN host an exhibition and workshop to explore the reappropriation of traditional materials through craftsmanship and its relationship to punk subculture. The opening night event includes discussions with industry stalwarts as...

<em>Edit Event</em> Bespoke Sculptural Lighting: A Discussion with Cameron Design House and 1508 London at The Draycott
10 May
1820

Sculptural lighting designers and craftsmen Cameron Design House talk with interior designers 1508 London and the residential developers of The Draycott about the creative process of commissioning bespoke pieces, exploring the handcrafting techniques involved in each installation. Guests can...

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A curated display of contemporary craft at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery, with work from ceramicist Freya Bramble-Carter of the BBC’s Great Pottery Throw Down and Peckham-based weaver Christabel Balfour. A private view takes place on Thursday 10 May, alongside participatory workshops across the 3...

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