Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.
‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’
Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.
This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.
Launched in 2012 by David & Roxi Zeeman, Dassie Artisan is an emporium of handcrafted, unique pieces with global influences.
Dassie Artisan is a big believer in ethically produced products, working closely with artisans around the world. At the same time being environmentally and socially responsible.
‘Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion, different cultures and our African roots, we are committed to offering our customers handmade treasures that are lovingly created by talented artisans. Each item is representative of the hard work and skills developed over generations; woven with ounces of culture and years of heritage‘
We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.
Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.
Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.
Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.
This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.
ALSO Home, founded by Anna Schmidt in 2008 is a haven of gorgeous handcrafted & unique gifts and homeware. Every item is considered for its origin and how it was made, whether handpainted plates or handwoven baskets.
ALSO Home has a lovely selection of tableware, bedding and soft furnishings, as well as baskets and storage, with influences from Scandinavian and Japanese design
‘The business and brand philosophy is to design and source products that are unique and stylish and support talented artisans around the world. The owner Anna’s love of travelling and working with age old crafts and techniques is the real inspiration and story of this brand and business‘
Pop into their West Sussex store or head online to alsohome.com
Also keep up to date with their blog and Instagram for all the latest news and inspiration.
‘The London Artisan offer’s a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping’
Husband & Wife team Dean & Jeska Hearne have created an online store full of gorgeous well designed, durable and desirable items for your home. With a strong focus to inspire their customers to think about the items you buy for your home, bringing these independently produced products to the forefront of the collection.
‘We providequality goods with an honest provenance that we use in our day-to-day lives, items made to ladt that will not fuel the throwaway nature of the modern world, heirlooms of the future. We hope to inspire a curiosity and desire within people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.’
Our favourite pieces include their woven baskets, throws and ceramics. Head to the website, explore and find your perfect item. We assure it will be more then just the one.