Clerkenwell Design Week / The Makings of Luxury 2014

The first edition of The Makings of Luxury launches this May at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 (CDW). The micro-exhibition will present an edit of five UK makers, each demonstrating a contemporary interpretation of a timeless skill.

Short curated videos will describe the process, studio, tools and materials that have made each exhibit. Confirmed exhibitors include refined concrete forms by Katharina Eisenkoeck, polished brass vessels by Brooksbank & Collins, hand-thrown ceramics by Nigel Matthews, silversmith Juliette Bigley, and hand-woven textiles by Bristol-based studio, Dash & Miller.

The exhibition is located in the ADDITIONS hall, which presents smaller design pieces to gallery owners, interior designers and retail buyers, the micro-exhibition. Supported by CRAFTS magazine, makers have been carefully selected from across the UK.

Organiser Nick Wiltshire comments: “The antithesis of mass production, the maker is both the architect and the artisan, producing limited quantities with a very pure expression of concept. For the collector, these makers offer original aesthetics and highly skilled execution, but also the opportunity to commission bespoke works and explore precious materials that you rarely see in large-scale manufacture.”