It's been a busy month over atthe Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. WithFocus/18 (opens in new tab) only just behind us, the Design Centre has been preparing for a rather exciting collaboration and exhibition, the Evolution of Tradition, which launches today.
Showcasing some of the best contemporary bespoke furniture, designed by the UK’s most distinguished craftspeople, the exhibition is a must-visit for any design-obsessed furniture lovers.
And the furniture isn't just for show; the one-off pieces are for sale too.
The exhibition is a collaboration between The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company and Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, the world’s premier design destination.
These two design bastions have come together for the first time to host this selling exhibition of luxury furniture designed and made purely by Bespoke Guild Mark holders.
The Bespoke Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, is the ultimate accolade for designer-makers, recognising excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function for exquisite pieces of furniture.
“Every piece put forward for a Bespoke Guild Mark is stringently vetted and examined to ensure every aspect of the piece represents the pinnacle of British craftsmanship. Buyers will be hard-pushed to find another exhibition of designs from a collective of so many accomplished designer-makers” adds Richard Williams, Bespoke Guild Mark chairman of The Furniture Makers’ Company.
In other words, you can be certain that all the designs exhibited are at the top of their furniture game. This is not a place for amateurs.
Expect to seea range of work of astonishing breadth, scope and artistic merit; with simple forms and strong silhouettes, many with a more modern pulse.
The exhibition will feature an impressive rollcall of established designer-makers and new talent from the vibrant British craft scene.
Attracting top designers, architects, international collectors and style-seekers, the Evolution of Tradition curated exhibition is the perfect opportunity for design aficionados to gain a greater understanding of how one-of-a-kind designs are conceived and made – as well as acquire unique work.
The Evolution of Tradition is on now at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour from 2 until 5 October 2018.
Opening times: 9.30am – 5.30pm. Free entry.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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