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’
Back for its fourth year, London Craft Week is the perfect place to explore and celebrate British & International creativity.
The festival brings us over 200 makers, designers and brands located around London in gallery spaces, shops and museums. Running over 4 days you can take part in workshops, listens to talks or wander the exhibitions.
‘London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best – made of things’
On from 9-13 May / visit londoncraftweek.com to view the programme of events and book tickets [ half of the events are free ].
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.
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.
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.
London based Plumo is an online lifestyle store bringing you clothing, accessories and homeware. Everything has an artisan, hancrafted feel to it with majority being independently made from all over the world.
‘We travel extensively around the world to source products that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. We tend to work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia, designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things’
The site offers you a really relaxed bohemian collection with woven soft furnishings, patterned cushions and brushed metal shelving. Our favourites include the 4 tier stacking shelves and kelim cushion.