North Mayfair Craft Week

Penelope Chilvers

Espadrille-Making and Customisation Workshop

Penelope Chilvers invites you to a series of espadrille drop-in workshops in collaboration with Juta Shoes. See an espadrille crafted by hand from start to finish, with the chance to customise your own espadrilles from a selection of cotton and velvet ribbons.

Exhibition: Wed 8 and Thu 9, 12pm - 2pm
Booking not necessary, free

TedWood & Friends

WOOD – The Living Material

Exclusively for London Craft Week, WOOD – The Living Material explores the work of six artists and craftsmen using wood to handcraft contemporary pieces that traverse function, art and design. Through looking at the wider nature of practice in wood, the works on display examine the maker’s relationship to material and landscape – in particular that of the British tree and the way the forest and woodlands continue to influence artists and craftsmen working in the UK today.

From furniture to vessels, sculpture and textiles, the exhibition explores how wood is transformed into objects that resonate with the deep relationship of people to the land. With an emphasis on skill and craftsmanship, the exhibition brings to life narratives of the natural and looks at how makers today are choosing to work with a material that roots them in their natural landscape. Exhibiting artists and craftsmen include: Ted Jefferis, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Luke Hope, Max Bainbridge, Abigail Booth and Jane Crisp.

Disabled access on the ground floor, but not the lower ground floor.

Exhibition: Wed 8 – Fri 10 May, 10am – 7pm, Sat 11 – Sun 12 May, 11am – 4pm
Booking not necessary, free

Talk: Thu 9 May, 6.30pm – 8pm
Booking necessary, 20 places, £15

Secretcape

A Journey of Artisanship

In collaboration with some of the world’s most meticulous artisans and craftspeople, Secretcape, a maison de couture, offers fine architectural and interior design services for those looking to create a unique and personal universe.

A Journey of Artisanship showcases carefully selected bespoke pieces by Secretcape for London Craft Week – an inspiring ‘open house’ of craftsmanship.

The event is an open house which welcomes inspiring craftsmanship. Bespoke pieces carefully selected for London Craft Week are displayed for a few days, to be remembered forever. Secretcape’s philosophy is centred around perfection, with the goal of managing every project from the blueprints and concept through to the interior design and overall vision. Craftsmanship flourishes through every product chosen to be showcased at this artisanal event.

Hosted by Mathilde Allibe, co-founder of Secretcape, artisans featured in the exhibition include Saint-Louis, Fromental, Fürstenberg, Silk Avenue, Fameed Khalique and many others.

Exhibition: Wed 8 – Fri 10 May, 9am – 5pm
Booking not necessary, free

The Beaumont

Rebels and Rogues: Creating Bespoke Perfumes

In collaboration with The Beaumont, some of Britain’s leading perfumers have created new fragrances inspired by the hotel’s gallery of famous rebels and rogues, from Lord Berners to Dolores del Rio. Experience these special one-off scents and learn more about the complex process of perfume making.

Exhibition: Wed 8 – Sun 12 May, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Booking not necessary, free

The New Craftsmen: Processing Lichen by Charlotte Kingsnorth

Craft is as much about innovation as it is about tradition. For London Craft Week this year, The New Craftsmen has chosen to work with industrial designer Charlotte Kingsnorth to develop an exclusive bronze furniture collection – Processing Lichen.

Featuring bold, architectural forms, this new collection showcases Charlotte’s pioneering lichen patina finish inspired by organic fungi, in which layers of chemicals and pigments are applied to heated bronze to create a rich and expressive surface.

Exhibition: Wed 8 – Sat 11 May, 11am – 6pm
Booking not necessary, free

Talk: Thu 9 May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Booking necessary, 50 places, £11.25 £10 plus booking fee