Unveiling the Savoir-Faire of Delvaux

London Craft Week is delighted to be supported for the first time this year by Headline Sponsor Delvaux. Founded in Brussels in 1829, Delvaux is the oldest fine leather luxury goods house in history and is the inventor of the modern handbag, having filed the first-ever leather handbag patent in 1908.

Delvaux’s emblematic designs are hand-crafted in the Maison’s ateliers in Belgium and France, bringing together celebrated Belgian cultural references and values.

For London Craft Week, Delvaux invites visitors to its prestigious London flagship on New Bond Street to discover their savoir-faire, storytelling, and uncompromising craftsmanship. Explore Delvaux’s events below and find out more on our Featured Projects page.


Anatomy of a Bag
Mon 9–Sat 14 May, 10am–6pm


In the hands of their highly skilled leather artisans, Delvaux bags become genuine works of art.

For London Craft Week, Delvaux presents the ‘Anatomy of a Bag’ in its London flagship on New Bond Street. In this visually rich display, discover the many carefully crafted components used in the creation of their emblematic bags, on show throughout the festival. Find out more.


Savoir-Faire Workshop
Thurs 12–Sat 14 May, 11am–1pm and 2pm–6pm


Delvaux has a long and rich history; more than 3,000 handbag designs have been created since 1829. To this day, every new creation continues to be described, sketched and catalogued in Delvaux’s Golden Book, the “Livre d’Or”.

Discover how traditional craftsmanship and innovation is at the heart of everything Delvaux produces in an exclusive workshop with the Maison’s artisans, who will handcraft Delvaux’s most emblematic bag, the Brillant, created in 1958. Find out more.



Featured image courtesy Delvaux

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