The July Edit

Our monthly pick of partner news, events & more

As the summer months have progressed our partners have been busy producing some really amazing projects and events, so we’ve brought you a small selection of what we’ve loved the most in July and beyond. These are our favourites this month!



Photo credit: Loewe

The Loewe Foundation announced Kyoto-based lacquer artisan Genta Ishizuka as the winner of the 2019 Craft Prize this June. Glossy lacquer and contemporary organic shapes were the winning combinations of this year’s edition. A Royal College of Art graduate, Ishizuka impressed the panel of judges with Surface Tactility #11, a modern take on historical Japanese lacquer techniques.

Highlights from New Designers 2019

Photo credit: New Designers 2019

Back in London, New Designers 2019 celebrated design entrepreneurship, offering support to emerging creatives and showcasing how young designers respond to current social challenges. Among the prized creatives this year, Lauren Henry’s political silk scarves and Rimal Bhatt’s technology-driven respirator mask took the spotlight, both taking home the award for New Designer Of The Year (week 1 & 2).

Petersham Nurseries 15 Year Anniversary

Until September 2019, Richmond

Photo credit: Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries have been celebrating their 15th year anniversary with a series of events, competitions and initiatives that encapsulate their unique style, core philosophies and passion for a sustainable living. This year’s celebration turns its attention to the honeybee and its essential contribution to the environment, bringing us an immersive masterclass coupled with tasting sessions, gardening lessons and a lunch specifically tailored to this anniversary’s theme. Join them in their beautiful grounds and get in touch with nature’s most benevolent insect.

Tate Edit & TNA Design Studio – The Geometrist

10 & 17 August 2019 (Various Times), Tate Edit

Photo credit: ©The Geometrist

For all origami lovers’ bliss, Tate Edit is bringing us this summer a paper workshop led by Tomoko Azumi and her TNA Design Studio team. Participants will have the chance to experiment with The Geometrist, a paper DIY kit produced in collaboration with Japanese paper expert TAKEO. The kit provides all necessary materials and is designed to make increasingly complex 3D geometric structures. Places are free but advance booking is recommended.

Honey & Co: The Food Talks at the V&A

Until August 2019, Cromwell Road, Kinghtsbridge

Photo credit: Honey & Co 

Honey & Co: The Food Talks have launched in partnership with the V&A, a two-part mini-series to celebrate their latest exhibition, FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. This 29th July, a live recording of the podcast will bring together artists from the exhibition to debate over the reinvention and future of the food industry and whether we can find more sustainable solutions in unexpected ways. This second part of the series will take guests on a journey through the food cycle: from composting and farming, to trading and eating.

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