London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best-made of things.
Guy Salter, Chairman of London Craft Week
London Craft Week returns to the capital for its sixth edition from 30 September – 10 October 2020. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. Authenticity is at the heart of London Craft Week and the programme aims to attract a broad audience united in their appreciation of imagination, individuality, passion and skill. A curated programme of events across London allows visitors to create their own itinerary, meet the makers and gain access to exclusive exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. London Craft Week reflects a global trend, with increasingly discerning visitors searching out objects of beauty and substance against a flowering of craftsmanship worldwide. It bridges iconic heritage and contemporary brands as well as independent makers and allows them to tell their stories. Each year, with the city as its backdrop, our week-long event shines a spotlight on artists and makers and celebrates a golden age of creative talent.
Whether your intention is to consume or simply converse, if you appreciate beauty and the value of craftsmanship, then London Craft Week is one of the month’s must-visit events.
Charlotte Abrahams, FT How To Spend It
My only question is, why has nobody thought to organise a dedicated week to celebrate craft in London before? ...having proved itself world class when it comes to design, jewellery, fashion and art (which already have their own weeks) London’s inaugural Craft Week seems long overdue.
Henrietta Thompson, The Telegraph Luxury
As a small, private not-for-profit organisation, we couldn’t have built up London Craft Week over the last five years without a great deal of help. From the outset, the foresight, shared values and generosity of our founding partner, the Richemont Group, and specifically dunhill and Purdey, along with our other sponsors, have enabled us to in turn to enable charities, museums, colleges and galleries, as well as independent makers, to play such a central role. We are enormously grateful to them and to all our programme partners for their ongoing support, contribution and outstanding content.