London Craft Week is an event that combines various types of craftsmanship and was created in order to pay tribute to handwork and showcase the best of hand-made modern design pieces showcasing the best of the arts and crafts.
On May 9th, from 5pm – 9pm, The Portuguese Embassy in London, Boca do Lobo and Vista Alegre have the pleasure of inviting you to the Presentation Cocktail of the “Portuguese Crafts” Exhibition, a part of London Craft Week. The event showcases both Vista Alegre‘s porcelain, crystal and glass work and Boca do Lobo’s furniture design, a mix of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.
8 – 9 May 10:00 – 17:00
10 May, 10:00 – 12:00
Drinks Reception, Demonstration, and Open House,
9 May, 18:30 – 20:30
Embassy of Portugal
12 Belgrave Square
Boca do Lobo is a design brand, recognized worldwide by combining traditional craftsmanship techniques with contemporary design, so the Portuguese Embassy in London is celebrating the brand’s history by highlighting one of its most iconic pieces, the Once Upon a Time Pixel Cabinet.
Brought to life from the merging of the iconic Pixel cabinet by Boca do Lobo and the delicate hand painted porcelain by the renowned Vista Alegre, the exquisite bar cabinet Limited Edition truly seems to come from a dream or a fairytale. A collectible design limited to eight pieces that celebrate the beginning of Vista Alegre’s path in the furniture field. Each work of art can be customized with the future collector’s name.
Iconic and unparalleled, the Pixel bar cabinet presents a ground-breaking work of pioneering design. It carries the dedication of those who built it to craft an avant-garde furniture piece that is authentic, playful and a perfect match for the digital age. A timeless combination of mirror and blue velvet on its interior, featuring three drawers.
The exhibition of luxury design will take place since the 8th to the 10th of May, and of the 9th there will be a drinks reception, demonstration, and open house, where master artisans will demonstrate their craft during a cocktail reception.
Also in London is the COVET London Showroom
A private show flat in the heart of the world’s design capital, their wish is to offer you an intimate design experience attached to an authentic scenario.
Conceived with different collections of furniture, lighting and accessories, the apartment and its professionals are ready to inspire all the visitors with a private tour over amazing stories behind the pieces.
London Craft Week has an extensive programme in which everyone will be able to find something to his/her own liking. Engaging workshops, showrooms, exclusive collections by the best designers, etc.
Today, we would like to get an overview of the best things to visit and see during London Craft Week. These design events should definitely not be missed!
Porcelain Worlds: Behind the Scenes in a Globe Maker’s Studio
A rare one-day workshop to make your own individually scribed and decorated porcelain globe with an artist, ceramicist, and cartographer Loraine Rutt.
The New Craftsmen: Processing Lichen by Charlotte Kingsnorth
The New Craftsmen presents Processing Lichen, an exclusive new collection of patinated bronze furniture by industrial artist and designer Charlotte Kingsnorth.
In Conversation: Nic Webb and Wycliffe Stutchbury
Talk, 9 May 13:00
These two established makers share a strong connection with nature and enjoy a friendship with common interests in materials and process. Come listen to this talk during London Craft Week.
The Making of the Blaschka Glass Models
Talk, 9 May 15:30 – 16:30
Miranda will be joined by glass artist Elizabeth Welch who will talk about the art of glass lampworking.
Japanese Ceramic Painting with Artist Miyu Kurihara
Talk and Workshop, 9 May 11:00 – 13:00
During London Craft Week hear London-based Japanese ceramic artist Miyu Kurihara discuss her career and try your hand at painting a piece of Miyu’s ceramics, handmade using traditional techniques.
Over 240 masters from all over the world that specialize in ceramics, woodworking, textiles, metalworking, jewelry, or other areas, will be brought together from 8-12 April this year under the same idea of presenting their creativity, skills, and talent.
London will then transform into a place where unique stories will be told and exclusive contemporary design items will be displayed.
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Craft & Form: John Smedley x Zoe Wilson and Alice Walton in Conversation
Talk, 10 May 18:00 – 20:00
At this London Craft Week talk, enjoy a panel discussion on how both artists select only the finest raw materials, transforming them into artisan creations of sculptural form on both large and small scales modern art.
Artisan Workshops: Bespoke Clay Figurines and Movable-Type Printing at The Hospital Club
Award-winning sculptor Youlong PAN hosts a one-hour clay workshop, with the opportunity to make and take home your own bespoke figurine.
Shoreditch Design Rooms: Upholstery Open Weekend
Shoreditch Design Rooms is a busy and vibrant upholstery workshop and school in the heart of the East End.
All of these events and more are happening during the London Craft Week! If you are in London or have the intention of visiting this cold yet a gorgeous city, Inspiration and Ideas highly suggests that you come to take a look and try these workshops for yourself!
Stay with us to learn more about London Craft Week, and Boca do Lobo’s Exquisite Craftsmanship!