London Craft Week

Now in its third year, London Craft Week has fast become one of the capital’s most popular events for those who love beautifully made things. Said to take its visitors “beyond luxury”, this year there will be 230 events showcasing creativity in various locations across the city. Highlights include the artisans from Alfred Dunhill’s East London leather workshop demonstrating their embossing and stitching skills, Vivienne Westwood revealing the art of her corsetry, and a master silversmith from Georg Jensen exhibiting metal mastery. For fans of Vanity Fair‘s legendary On Time issue, head along to Vacheron Constantin to see the assembly of one of their Swiss movements. If you ever wanted to know what it takes to make an It-bag, drop in at Mulberry where creative director Johnny Coca will talk about the making of their iconic Bayswater as well as the new collections. Finally, we also recommend you pop along to Orange Square, in Belgravia, where Tom Raffield’s steam-bent wooden pendants will be making the journey from his Cornwall workshop to light up the Square’s trees.

London Craft Week (3-7 May), the full programme is available here; @londoncraftweek

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