Join London Craft Week and the showrooms of the Pimlico Road Series on Thursday 7 October from 6pm to explore these world-renowned boutiques and studios after hours.
Make your way between each venue to meet the designers behind the brands, experience live demonstrations from their master craftspeople and discover the inspirations behind their new collections. The showrooms you’ll be able to visit include Bonadea, Collier Webb, Carl Hansen & Son, de Le Cuona, Jamb, OCHRE, Robert Kime and Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.
The Edward Barnsley Trust x de Le Cuona
The Edward Barnsley Workshop presents a new Easy Chair design developed in association with Bernie de Le Cuona. Several Easy Chair designs exist in the Edward Barnsley archives, created in the 1950s: these Arts & Crafts designs were a starting point for the new design. Meet James Ryan, designer at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, and textile specialist Bernie de Le Cuona and hear how they created the chair by innovating new jointing techniques and selecting a robust Attenborough wool linen fabric from de Le Cuona’s new Studio range, to ensure a new approach to this historic collaboration.
In conversation with Collier Webb’s Design Team: Join Collier Webb for an evening of succinct and insightful sessions as the Design Team demonstrate and talk you through their creative process from concept to product.
Carl Hansen & Søn
Carl Hansen & Søn hosts a demonstration in their flagship London store reflecting on the modern and timeless, spotlighting their classic Wishbone Chair in a new contemporary colour.
One of the brand’s skilled craftspeople from Denmark showcases how the seat of this classic design is handwoven in paper cord. The elegant CH24 is presented in a muted blue hue, inspired by nature, and has both a tactile and timeless feel. All Wishbone chairs will be signed by the maker and are available for immediate purchase.
Ochre’s Founders offer an introduction to the new collection of Ochre Wild rugs, which are made entirely by hand, from the yarn-making and dying to the intricate weaving, through to the finishing. They use the same rich variety of fibres and natural dyes for both their Indo-Tibetan and flat-weave Dhurrie rugs. The process is endlessly fine-tuned and adjusted to achieve a luminescence and radiance that achieves an unbeatable vibrancy and nuance that is unmatched by synthetics.
Geoffrey Preston x Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Geoffrey Preston, an English architectural sculptor specialising in decorative plaster and the art of stucco. An opportunity to meet with Geoffrey and the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler interior decorators to learn about their curated exhibition, The Art of Plaster, in the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler showroom.
Robert Kime, uniquely among decorators, has risen to eminence in the profession via antique dealing, textile collecting and an abiding passion for putting rooms together. His three strands of expertise run side by side as he creates decorating schemes for an illustrious, discreet and world-wide clientele. Join Robert and the team to discover how their products are produced in together with skilled craftspeople, from their upholsterers to their print houses, and learn more about the history behind the designs.
Jamb in collaboration with Coade
Meet co-founder Charlotte Freemantle to learn more about Jamb’s collaboration with Coade, as well as seeing these commissioned series of anatomical sculptural studies that have been inspired by masters of the Renaissance.
The Voyager’s Chair is a unique bronze piece on display in Cox London’s showroom throughout London Craft Week. An accompanying exhibition by award-winning photographer Alun Callender celebrates the hands that shape Cox London creations. Meet Creative Director and Co-Founder Chris Cox to find out more about the individual craftsmanship that illuminates their remarkable pieces and celebrate the original human tools of craft.