Area Itinerary: Design in South Kensington

Reflecting on the growing interest in craft from contemporary collectors of furniture, decorative arts and jewellery, London Craft Week highlights the best of crafted collectible design in South Kensington.

Start at Cromwell Place, where Norwegian Crafts and multidisciplinary platform and artist group PYTON present the Norwegian Country Pavilion for LCW 2022. The exhibition brings together pioneering works by up-and-coming creatives, juxtaposed with unsung heroes from Norway’s collectible design, craft and art scene of the last 100 years.


Image: YALI Glass


At B&B Italia on Brompton Road, YALI Glass exhibits a new body of work produced in Murano. Designed by Marie-Rose Kahane, TONDO is the result of an experimental collaboration with the furnace Effetre, known for their extensive production of handcrafted coloured glass rods.

From here, take a walk down Fulham Road where Kingcome, Begg x Co and Porta Romana collaborate on ‘Crafted In Britain’, an exhibition of some of the finest and most exciting British-made interiors brands, and The Conran Shop presents a series of kaleidoscopic collaborations with LG Electronics, Yinka Illori, Collagerie and Vitra.


Image: Morgan Motor Company


For something a little different while you’re in the area, visit Morgan Works London, the new flagship dealership of Morgan Motor Company, and watch as Morgan’s master craftspeople demonstrate the rare skills that go into handcrafting each Morgan car.

To see the full list of LCW 2022 events, visit our Programme page.

Featured image courtesy PYTON

More news

Meet The Maker: Dana Arbib

You describe glass as your ‘principal medium at the moment’. What drew you to glass and which other craft traditions...

We are hiring a Senior Sales and Programme Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the London Craft Week team as Senior Sales and Programme Executive. About London...

Meet The Maker: Adam Weismann

How did your recently launched Claymoon Studio come to be?   This format has been in my head for many...