Inspired at the Goldsmiths’ Centre
Inspired 2017 is a selling exhibition, promoting a unique and diverse range of contemporary silver and bespoke furniture made in the UK by both established and new designers. Gordon Hamme leads tours daily and Brett Payne hosts a handling session and talk. The event is supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company, the Goldsmiths’ Centre and Furniture Makers’ Company.
A partnership between the Festival of Silver and The Furniture Makers’ Company, Inspired 2017 aims to create collaborations between bespoke Guildmark furniture makers and studio silversmiths and promote the unique and diverse range of contemporary silver and bespoke furniture made in the UK by both established and new designers. It also aims to raise awareness of the contemporary silver and bespoke furniture industries and makers, and to create sales for exhibitors and raise their profiles.
SILVER of the Stars, the sparkling collection of contemporary silverware created by some of the best craftsmen and women in the country, will be exhibited as part of Inspired at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London this spring, following more than 10 years touring the world to the delight of over three-quarters of a million visitors.
The collection, designed in collaboration with world-famous Scottish actors, writers and musicians, including Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor, has just returned from a hugely popular tour of Europe that has confirmed Scotland’s international reputation for contemporary silver and design.
The ten drinking vessels that make up Silver of the Stars include an Absinthe Goblet for Alexander McQueen, a vintage car-inspired whisky set for actor Robbie Coltrane; a diamond bejewelled teapot for singer Sharleen Spiteri and a rolling teapot for Billy Connolly.