London Craft Week (LCW) returns for its eighth edition with a fresh programme of events taking place across the capital from 9 – 15 May 2022. Bringing together the work of celebrated and emerging artists, makers and designers, the festival showcases the best of craftsmanship from around the world.
From the latest developments in material innovation and digital craft to collectable objects and heritage skills, the programme includes over 300 events, showcasing work by more than 765 artists, makers and designers, alongside brands and galleries from 26 different countries. Spanning the fields of craft, art, design, luxury, food, fashion and accessories, the week-long festival tells the stories behind some of the world’s most beautiful objects – the material, the maker, the process and the inspiration – against the backdrop of workshops, immersive experiences, pop-up stores and original exhibitions.
Click here to view the programme online.
Programme highlights include:
- LCW’s first-ever Country Pavilions, reinforcing the festival as a platform for sharing global perspectives and shining a spotlight on London as an international hub where visitors can encounter exceptional makers and creativity from around the world. The inaugural Pavilions will focus on Malaysia and Norway.
- Workshops, talks, installations, and exhibitions showcasing a new generation of makers and brands that are reframing the sustainability narrative with innovative new technologies and materials and the possibilities of the circular economy. A dedicated programme at The Mills Fabrica includes the UK’s first exhibition of Circulose® by Renewcell; an exhibition exploring the possibilities of mushrooms; and a screen-printing workshop with Colorifix using bacterial pigment technology.
- An exploration of the heritage and future of craftsmanship in the fashion industry, including a dedicated programme tied to the V&A’s Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition. Rising talents, including Daniel w. Fletcher, Joao Maraschin and Clara Pinto, explore traditional craft skills as a means to reduce environmental impact in their practice and pioneering designer Anya Hindmarch hosts a talk asking, ‘Is There a Future for Leather?’. While at Central Saint Martins, UAL, The Fabricant introduces visitors to the possibilities of digital fashion in a workshop offering the chance to create a digital garment.
- A spotlight on the best of collectible design and crafts, including exhibitions of contemporary jewellery and furniture at Sotheby’s London, contemporary craft fair Artefact aligns with London Craft Week for the first time, The Future of Craft, returns to The Barge House, and there is an exclusive preview of Phillips’ Design Auction plus a tour of the Danish Ambassador’s residence.
- Product launches, talks and demonstrations across crafted homeware and interiors that reflect the zeitgeist of rising consumer interest in high-quality and one-of-a-kind products from leading creative brands to independent artist-makers.
- Festival programming in key London destinations with wide range of curated events in Belgravia (Pimlico Road Series), Chelsea (Artisan Chelsea), King’s Cross (Coal Drops Yard) and St James’s.
Full LCW2022 Guide can be found: here
For further programme details and tickets please visit www.londoncraftweek.com
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