Craft - Redefining Luxury

This week at Decorex, the annual interior decorator and designer's fair held at Syon House in London, it was uplifting to see craft right up there, being celebrated as something truly special.  Craft is now being taken seriously, something highly desirable and eclectic, re-defining luxury.

There was no better place to see this than the VIP lounge. The New Craftsmen curated the space for House & Garden, working with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Atmospheric, cosy and rustic, the lounge featured an impressive array of pieces which were all woven into the ambience of the space.  57 stunning hand woven baskets (taking 350 hours of combined making time) hung from the ceiling, above low level turned wood seating and comfortable hand woven fabrics. John Julian's all-white shelf took pride position behind the bar, looking heavenly against the black walls.  

Here are a few highlights:

Baskets hang from the ceiling. (Photo courtesy of Decorex)


John Julian's all-white shelf


Aimee Betts' knitted light flex

Eleanor Lakelin's carved wood "urchins"

Celebrating craft


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