London Craft Week is back and better than ever before. This annual event showcasing the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of- discovery. The curated programme brings together over 200 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury and culture.
From the Victoria & Albert Museum to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the Capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public.
Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin has always invested in the perpetuation of manual skills and recognised the utmost importance of transmitting know-how; in fact basing its foundation in 1755 on the day Jean-Marc Vacheron signed a contract with his first apprentice. Pursuing its longstanding ties with the world of art and culture, Vacheron Constantin is committed to fostering fine artistic crafts that play such a key role in contemporary creativity, while highlighting the excellence achieved by combining these talents with those of design.
During London Craft Week, Vacheron Constantin’s London Boutique will have live demonstrations of watchmaking and hand-engraving. Offering a rare chance to see one of the Maison’s in-house artisans at work, visitors will also be welcome to have a go themselves.
Julien Marchenoir, Vacheron Constantin Heritage & Strategy Director said: “The astonishing growth of London Craft Week brings yet more to the programme this year, opening more doors than ever to the public. We are proud to support London Craft Week; a platform for the raw talent that continues to surprise, bring delight and inspire new audiences”
Other international content includes wood carvers from Japan, artisans from Korea, wood block printers from China, designer-makers from Hong Kong, ceramists from Taiwan, umbrella and cufflink makers from France, porcelain painters from Germany, glass artists from Sweden, furniture makers from Denmark and a guitar maker from Spain.
Guy Salter OBE MVO, Chairman, London Craft Week, comments: “It is another example of what, at its best, the world’s creative capital does so well – mixing glamour with cutting edge; heritage and contemporary and the commercial with the cultural.”