Yesterday, at Somerset House I spent the best few hours I have experienced this whole month. Having missed the first installment last week due to the re-launch of TBTMHS, I excitedly took myself off to the second week of this year’s Origin Craft Fair.
Every year the Crafts Council present the very best of their talent at historical Somerset House in the UK’s principal selling event for individual designer-makers. This is hands down my favourite design fair of the year. Selling mouthwateringly unique goods in every craft category be it ceramics, glass, metal, jewellery, furniture, textiles, paper and wood – available to buy and take away on the spot – it’s a design lovers paradise and a great venue for anyone searching for more than a run of the mill gift. Last year I walked away with an embossed ceramic brooch and tiny porcelain salt and pepper vessels [I can’t remember who they were by!] This year I simply had to walk away… there was an abundance of talent that caught my eye, especially in ceramics and some beautifully printed textile accessories.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the goodies that caught my eye, but I shall refrain from divulging too much info until next week! What do you like the look of?
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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