The third edition of London Craft Week returns this year from 3 – 7 May. The annual event across London showcases the best international and British creativity and craftsmanship. The programme includes over 200 events with a mix of culture, shopping, art, fashion, food and luxury. The programme ranges from unknown makers and hidden workshops, to celebrated designers, famous studios, brands and galleries.
The programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters and hidden workshops to famous studios, brands and galleries. The programme is immersive and invites guests to experience the artworks, in the context in which they were created. The five day programme offers opportunities to meet the artists, designers and engineers, gain a behind-the-scenes look, learn how things are made and even have a go at making.
Guy Salter OBE MVO, Chairman, London Craft Week said:
‘London Craft Week is a response to a renaissance in appreciation of creativity and craft; to the appreciation of the role of the hand, unique skills and true talent. It is another example of what, at its best, the world’s Creative Capital does so well – mixing glamour with cutting edge; heritage and contemporary, and the commercial with the cultural. It is rash to make any predictions in this period of profound change but I’m going to attempt two for 2017. First, that people will continue to search for ‘beyond luxury’ in terms of exceptional creativity, skills and talent when they want to experience or acquire something special. Second, that London will continue to demonstrate its place as unique global creative crossroads, open to new ideas and welcoming to all.’
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