10 May 2022 - 15 May 2022, 10:00 - 17:30


Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Lots Road
SW10 0XE




Artefact, the contemporary craft fair, brings the joy of the handmade to an audience of designers, architects, collectors and enthusiasts, illustrating the increasing importance of craft to the interior design industry. Find objects of astonishing artistic merit courtesy of a host of international galleries in the Design Avenue, and celebrate the artisanship inherent in the showrooms’ collections. An accompanying programme of specialist talks and demonstrations brings contemporary craft to life.

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Artefact is a contemporary craft fair at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Now in its second edition, it shines a light on artisanal excellence. On show is an array of astonishing work, including museum-quality pieces from around the globe. Attracting top designers, architects, collectors and enthusiasts, experience the joy that handmade objects can bring.

Artefact is staged in the magnificent Design Avenue. Take a voyage of discovery and gain a greater understanding of how one-of-a-kind designs are conceived and made, as well as acquire unique work to cherish for years to come. Meet leading gallerists from the vibrant craft scene and view authentic work up close from established and emerging makers and artists. The imagination, skill and techniques on display attest to the relevance of collectible craft today, with artisans engaging in different media from paper and porcelain, to stalwart craft disciplines such as metalwork, glass, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and upcycled materials.

A curated programme brings contemporary craft to life. Makers from QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), the charity that supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople, offer daily demonstrations. Transforming an idea into reality takes skill and vision; from revitalising heritage techniques and cutting-edge innovation to seeing the potential of materials and artisan processes, so see these talented artisans in action. For many showrooms at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour craftsmanship is at the heart of their business. Throughout Artefact, there are live demonstrations, talks and a behind-the-scenes look at how their products are made.

Broadening specialist knowledge, the ‘Conversations in Craft’ programme offers insider insights from the craft industry’s leading names. Featuring renowned experts, from gallerists to makers and curators, and chaired by writer and podcaster Grant Gibson, it delves deeper into contemporary craft.

With interior design placing greater value on craft, Artefact is an opportunity to discover, learn and connect with remarkable design talent at the world’s premier design destination.


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