I‘m off to London to visit all that is on offer during the London Craft Week from 8-12th May. It is a wonderful celebration of traditional craftspeople & the brands that support them revealed through workshops, studio visits and exhibitions. My list is ambitious with such an outstanding programme but I welcome your suggestions of places to explore, shops to peruse in, restaurants that cannot be missed and anything else that is curious, please let me know at email@example.com
One of my favourite British brands that I have used in several interior projects is Soane, masters of the traditional crafts of upholstery, cabinet making, iron forging and rattan weaving. Soane is the last rattan weaving workshop in the UK and invest heavily in showcasing the talents of their craftspeople & ensure these skills are kept for future generations.
During LCW Soane will open their showroom so visitors can see the rattan weavers in action working on the rattan lighting range. As one who loves to work natural fibres into the spaces I create in various ways, I've long been a fan of rattan and I look forward to seeing the magic these makers can weave!