Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What has 120 designers-makers spread over 3 buildings?... It’s Made in Clerkenwell Winter 2014!

3 buildings, 150 designers, the ultimate shopping treat! Find out more and plan your Made in Clerkenwell visit here

We’ve teamed up again with our neighbours, The Goldsmiths’Centre, to bring you an additional venue full of design talent to enjoy at Made in Clerkenwell! (27th-30th Nov 2014) Explore Craft Central’s 2 fascinating Victorian studio buildings in the heart of creative Clerkenwell as well as an indoor design market in the beautiful Goldsmiths’ Centre. All 3 venues are located within convenient strolling distance, just 2 minutes away from each other.



Opt for handmade! Shop for fashion, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, printmaking, illustration and interior products by 120 selected UK designer-makers. Choose a gift, commission a unique piece, find a bespoke design service or just browse... Whether you can spare an hour or a whole day, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping!


FASHION AND ACCESSORIES

Just a stone’s throw from the London Jewellery Quarter, our Clerkenwell studios are famous for great jewellery design - adorn yourself with creations from the likes of Myia Bonner, Anton Kata, Jeanne Marell, Amanda Li Hope, Mandana Oskoui, Suzanne Rogers, Rhiannon Palmer and Mark Nuell.

Wrap up warm for winter with gorgeous knitwear from Sian O'Doherty, Suzie Lee and Sally Nencini or an exquisite scarf from Theo Wright or Liz Clay. Tempting leather bags and accessories will be on show from Kuku Big Bag, Lydia Riley and Melissa Simpson.

Explore the work of our milliners to the stars Katherine Elizabeth, Ellsewhere, UglyLovely, La dame au béret and Rachel Black will be on hand with modern and vintage-inspired hats (worn by the likes of Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, Dita Von Teese and Lily Allen)










INTERIOR PRODUCTS


Once you’ve explored our designers fashion and accessories why not focus on your home? Made in Clerkenwell is the ideal shopping destination for your home too. If you’re looking for designer homewares, you’ll find beautifully crafted ceramics by Design K, Helen Beard, Ikuko Iwamoto, Alison Brent and Janet Stahelin Edmondson; colourful textiles by Hokolo, Waffle Design and Georgia Bosson; quirky limited edition prints by Clunky Doodles, House of Cally, Bronagh Kennedy, Monokraum and Small Eye; and contemporary silversmithing from Elizabeth Auriole Peers and Grant McCaig.

Have something in particular in mind? Made in Clerkenwell is the perfect opportunity to meet the artists and commission them to make your very own personalised statement piece. Commission bespoke handpainted frescos from Sarah Hocombe, gilded icons from Unorthodox Icons, mirrored installations by Lee Borthwick or have a portraiture bust sculpted by Monika Patyczek.











Plan your Made in Clerkenwell visit here
Read Made in Clerkenwell 2014 Press release here

Friday, 3 October 2014

We Love Made in Clerkenwell Winter 2014 Branding!

Thank you Turnbull Grey! We are loving the new Made In Clerkenwell branding!



Open studios is back at Craft Central in Partnership with The Goldsmiths Centre
With 100 designers spread over 3 buildings! The ultimate shopping treat! 
From 27th-30th of November 2014!

Plan your visit and book your tickets here.


And a big thank you to our supporters:


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Total Fabrication Highlights and 100% Design Success

Celebrating LondonDesign Festival 2014, Total Fabrication was an exhibition of contemporary design for interiors with a material twist! The exhibit evolved with live exhibitor demonstrations of playful and fascinating craft processes by a talented group of designer-makers with an innovative approach to materials.
Check out our highlights from Total Fabrication below, with images from the exhibition in St Johns Square with designer demonstrations and our satellite presentation at 100% Design with Creative Clerkenwell.

100% Design Success



Total Fabrication’s Satellite presentation, at 100% design in Earls Court, was curated by Charlene of Creative Clerkenwell. This branch from #TotalFab14 was a great success attracting a lot of interest and included designer discussions with visitors. 


Total Fabrication Highlights




Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Designer Demonstrations for Total Fabrication

Total Fabrication is coming to an end but there is still two days left to come by and see our amazing collection of playful and innovative designs for the interior.While you’re there check out our showcase space with the results of our TotalFab14 designer demonstrations.


We have had such amazing response from the demos hosted though London Design Festival. Check out the best bits from our demonstrations below and what the designers created at Total Fabrication open 10:30am-6:30pm until Wednesday the 25th!



"Loved @silostudio Newton's Bucket demo at @L_D_F A lunch hour well spent!"







Phil Davison from The Urbanite Home





"100 times more interesting than fascinators RT @suitedconnector: Today's demo--> concrete making! @CraftCentralUK"