Image courtesy of Geoffrey Preston
The Pimlico Road Design District, Belgravia presents the Pimlico Road Series in collaboration with Elle Decoration.
A fraternity of world-class craftspeople, artisans, curators and makers, the Pimlico Road Design District is the apex of inspiring design and best-in-class interiors. From sculptors to woodworkers, embroidery to antiques, textiles to crystals, Pimlico Road is a melting pot and meeting place for craft and design.
Pimlico Road is unique in that not only will you find the eponymous brands of world-renowned designers on the street, but also the designers themselves, resulting in a creative neighbourhood where every shop window tells a different story of style, inspiration and exceptional craft. The Pimlico Road Series for London Craft Week features inspiring talks and panels, interactive workshops and fascinating demonstrations with the makers themselves.
The Art of Plaster includes a collection of recent work with an emphasis on flower sculpture. Geoffrey has found a rich seam of inspiration in the modelling of flowers and leaves in 18th century plasterwork and their representation in other decorative arts, from the flowers of chintz textiles to the painting of Sevres and Nymphenburg porcelain. The sculptures in the exhibition explore flower forms in all their wonderful variety and are boldly and expressively modelled. The exhibition also includes objects specially created in collaboration with the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler interior decorators. Alongside, a display of tools and materials demonstrate the processes and techniques involved, and sketchbooks and photographs show work in progress. All the works in the exhibition are for sale. Find out more here.
Cox London has created a new film following the journey of ‘The Voyager’s Chair’, a unique bronze piece on display in their showroom throughout London Craft Week. An accompanying exhibition by award-winning photographer Alun Callender celebrates the hands that shape Cox London creations. Find out more here.
Bonadea is opening its doors on the Pimlico Road and invites you to immerse in its world of craft, exquisite tableware and high interior design. Founded by Creative Director, Gemma Martinez de Ana, Bonadea is an emporium and ode to the artistry and craft that goes into creating fine tableware, objet d’art and accessories for the home. New to the Pimlico Road, the boutique is described as one of the best new stores in London, its jewellery box-like, entirely bespoke interiors create a treasure trove of hidden details and vignettes to discover. Find out more here.
Join Daylesford Organic Pimlico for a series of workshops and events that explore the traditional crafts of harvest. A showcase of artisan skills which celebrate food, floristry and homeware, from wreath making with hops and corn husks, to working with the gentle nature of seeds, to a celebration of cider making and fermenting. Find out more here.
Join Jane Lunzer in the beautiful showrooms of LINLEY BELGRAVIA to discover how a piece of jewellery needing rejuvenation can be transformed into a contemporary and beautiful masterpiece. By taking gems that have previously been set in an outdated style, Jane uses her training, practical knowledge and imagination to re-house them as new creations, sometimes supplementing with additional stones to complete the new look. Find out more here.
The Edward Barnsley Workshop presents a new Easy Chair design developed in association with Bernie de Le Cuona. The chair is on display in the de Le Cuona showroom at 44 Pimlico Road for London Craft Week. James Ryan, designer at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, created the new chair by innovating new jointing techniques, while textile specialist Bernie de Le Cuona selected the robust Attenborough wool linen fabric from her new Studio range, bringing her knowledge of linens and natural textiles to ensure a new approach to this historic collaboration. Find out more here.
Isabel Spearman’s cult Instagram account becomes reality at the Daily Dress Edit pop-up in Belgravia, featuring exclusive dresses from home-grown designers. In this year’s pop-up, designers are sewing dresses and hand-marbling in store, including Freya Simonne, Back by Sundown and Manimekala. Find out more here.
Chelsea Textiles hosts a talk and cocktail evening with textile designer Neisha Crosland and Museum of Home curator Danielle Patten.
Plants are central to keeping our homes healthy and beautiful – for centuries, herbs and flowers have been used in domestic life to clean, nourish, heal and decorate. For this special London Craft Week event, Neisha has put together a group of hand-painted artworks that have inspired her fabrics, wallpapers, tiles, carpets and much of the embroideries that she has created with Chelsea Textiles. Find out more here.
Chelsea Textiles hosts a talk and cocktail evening with leading designer and author Kit Kemp at their Pimlico Road store.
Kit Kemp is a highly respected champion of British art and craft. In this talk, she discusses her design secrets and work with craftspeople. With a focus on the crossover between fashion and home, Kit demonstrates how with a little bit of style and daring we can make our homes as individual as our clothes. Find out more here.
Join London Craft Week and the showrooms of the Pimlico Road Series on Thursday 7 October from 6pm for an exclusive opportunity 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. Find out more here.
All Ochre Wild rugs 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. See their open house times and more information here.
Visit Robert Kime’s London showroom on Thursday 7 October as they showcase the skills of their craftsmen in caring for and restoring a selection of antique Persian rugs. See the process throughout the day, and even see the difference from start to finish! Robert and the showroom team are on hand to speak in detail about their antique rugs and reproduction items, and answer any questions. Find out more here.
Join Adam and the Collier Webb team at their Pimlico Road showroom from 10am to 4pm, Thursday 7 October. Collier Webb has been casting metal at their South Coast foundry for over 40 years. From hand-sculpted patterns to traditional metal casting, their master craftsman Adam Pattison demonstrates the intricate techniques used to create the brand’s new handcrafted cordless lamp, the Mini Messenger Palm. Find out more here.
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