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Featuring the nominees of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 edition, this exhibition seeks to reflect the merits of modern craftsmanship. The imagination, diversity and techniques on display attest to the crucial role artisans have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage. This exhibition will...

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AMAZING CHINA presents a feast of art and culture, combining oriental craftsmanship, aesthetics and philosophy.

AMAZING CHINA uses various exhibition spaces to explore different aspects of the daily lives of Chinese people. The exhibition aims to show how modern life is influenced by...

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Jonathan Anderson and Deyan Sudjic examine notions of ethics and responsibility within contemporary craft practice. Spotlighting various projects in this year’s Loewe craft prize, the pair explore how today’s changing world is impacting craft production and making.

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This discussion explores craft practice and tradition across various cultural contexts, with a focus on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Collectively, speakers consider the ways in which different craft traditions come together to drive change.

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Speakers reflect on communities that have developed through craft production and consumption. They examine the impact of these communities on the landscape of making through enhancing wellbeing and in developing sustainable economic models for the future.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Defining True Bespoke at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
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Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is holding an inspiring masterclass as part of LCW.  Join journalist Charlotte Abrahams as she talks to a panel of renowned experts – interior designer Suzy Hoodless, Georgina Wood, design director of David Collins Studio and Lizzie Deshayes, co-founder of...

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

<em>Edit Event</em> The Jimmy Beaumont Bespoke Travel Collection
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In collaboration with Mayfair’s Beaumont Hotel, some of Britain’s finest craftspeople & designers demonstrate the art of travelling in style today. The exhibition showcases specially commissioned modern-day pieces, many produced specifically for London Craft Week, alongside vintage travel...

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The Diawa Foundation hosts the Craft in Japan Project. The exhibition highlights the variety of materials and techniques used to create handcrafted pieces from around Japan.

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dunhill presents private talks at Bourdon House.

On Thursday, leading architecture and interior design experts discuss the theme of ‘The Modern Home’.

On Friday, join two experts for ‘Space and Senses’, a conversation about how moods can be altered through the senses.

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Hosted by the National Base for International Cultural Trade (Shanghai), this tour is led by makers from the exhibition AMAZING CHINA, including Zheng Hui, Jin Shichun and Li Xiaoyi, amongst others.

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Join dunhill and Hole & Corner magazine for a curated series of workshops, demonstrations and discussions at Bourdon House. Boasting a screening room and Alfie’s Café, the dunhill Home will become a creative hub to a variety of makers, celebrating the craftsmanship and heritage which is so...

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The BFC host a panel discussion on Sustainability, a pillar of their Positive Fashion initiative. Crafting Fashion through a Sustainable Lens with fashion designers Christopher Raeburn, Bethany Williams and founder of The Sustainable Angle, Nina Marenzi chaired by Frances Corner.

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Visit The Factory by Tom Dixon, a new small-batch manufacturing workshop – where ideas are tested, prototypes are created and a direct conversation with customers can take place.

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Corinthia Hotel London celebrates craftsmanship with a new Afternoon Tea featuring a bespoke line of Richard Brendon bone china and the finest Baccarat crystal champagne flutes. A variety of fine tea, meticulously selected by an on hand tea sommelier, complement the exquisite selection of...

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The Flipside is a multisensory exhibition held by Selfridges in The Old Selfridges Hotel – a vast, one-of-a-kind location. The exhibition provides a thought-provoking journey into altered states of luxury, demonstrated by Google, Loewe, Mr Lyan, Thom Browne, Gareth Pugh, Louis Vuitton and...

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As part of Selfridges' Radical Luxury campaign, CommuneEAST’s #communepresents hosts an evening exploring the notion of time as a luxury in The Flipside – a multisensory exhibition space.

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Vanessa Swann, CEO Cockpit Arts selects 

“One of the benefits of London Craft Week is getting to know who is who and who is doing what, especially within the independent and contemporary craft field.  The many independent craftspeople, patrons and advocates of British craft, and the support organisations are part of a growing network that you can be part of  and in your own way help stimulate the UK craft economy, socially culturally and economically.”

Balance: An Exhibition by Sebastian Cox in Collaboration with Bamford

Bamford and Sebastian Cox present light, perfectly balanced pieces of suspended sculpture, handcrafted from English wood and spilling over with native flowers and leaves. These pieces capture the essence of biophilic design and create a sense of well-being and calm.

Johnson Tiles and The British Ceramics Biennial present (UN)WOVEN by Tana West

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.

Leather – Then and Now at the Leathersellers’ Hall

Bill Amberg Studio curates an exhibition of fine leatherwork at the Leathersellers’ Hall. This exhibition pairs unique and historically important pieces from the National Leather Collection with their contemporary equivalents, reflecting on the enduring qualities and appeal of this remarkable material.

Weaving Masterclass and Talk with Dovecot Tapestry Studio at Clothworkers’ Hall

Dovecot’s weavers discuss Chris Ofili’s The Caged Bird’s Song, the tapestry commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company. Hear how they translated Ofili’s watercolour into woven wool in a lunchtime talk or attend a masterclass and try weaving on a sample loom.

Making It! QEST and the HCA at the Worshipful Company of Carpenters

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 champagne reception.

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Associate Sponsor Northacre will be hosting a panel discussion at the Corinthia Hotel. Alongside Northacre CEO Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro and Guy Salter, Chairman of London Craft Week, the panel will draw together a group of decision makers and influencers to discuss the changing face of...

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