To celebrate London Craft Week and the amazing designers and brands to be found on Pimlico Road, ELLE Decoration will be hosting an evening of exploration. Join us on October 7 at 6pm for an opportunity to visit these world-renowned boutiques and studios after hours .
We can’t wait to introduce you to the exciting craftspeople at work in this creative corner of west London. You can book your place now, but to wet your apetite, here are some highlights of what you can expect on the night…
The Edward Barnsley Trust x de Le Cuona
Meet James Ryan, designer at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, and textile specialist Bernie de Le Cuona as they discuss the new ‘Easy Chair’. A fresh interpretation of a design created in the 1950s and plucked from the Edward Barnsley Trust’s archives, it features innovative jointing techniques and a robust ‘Attenborough’ wool linen fabric from de Le Cuona’s new ‘Studio’ range.
Join in the conversation with Collier Webb’s design team as they demonstrate their creative process, from concept to product.
Carl Hansen & Søn
Love the ‘Wishbone’ chair? Carl Hansen & Søn’s skilled craftspeople from Denmark will be demonstrating how the seat of this classic design is handwoven using paper cord. There will be the chance to purchase ‘Wishbone’ chairs signed by the maker and decorated in Ilse Crawford’s new palette inspired by nature.
Ochre’s founders offer an introduction to the fascinating process of hand-making its new ‘Wild’ rugs collection – from the yarn-making and dying to the intricate weaving and finishing.
Geoffrey Preston x Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Geoffrey Preston, an English architectural sculptor specialises in decorative plaster and the art of stucco. Meet him and the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler interior decorators to learn about their curated exhibition, The Art of Plaster.
Join Robert and the team to discover how their products are produced in collaboration with skilled craftspeople, from upholsterers to their print houses, and learn more about the history behind the designs he creates for illustrious clients around the world.
Jamb in collaboration with Coade
Meet co-founder Charlotte Freemantle to learn more about Jamb’s collaboration with Coade, as well as seeing a commissioned series of anatomical sculptural studies that have been inspired by masters of the Renaissance.
The ‘Voyager’s Chair’ is a unique bronze piece on display in Cox London’s showroom throughout London Craft Week. An accompanying exhibition by award-winning photographer Alun Callender celebrates the hands that shape Cox London creations. Meet the Cox London team to find out more about the craftsmanship behind their remarkable pieces.
Attend a talk and cocktail evening with leading designer and author Kit Kemp to discuss this brand’s beautiful embroidered fabrics.