Hole & Corner and dunhill are collaborating to produce The Home of Craftsmanship – an inspirational creative hub at the centre of the 2018 edition of London Craft Week.
From Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th May, Bourdon House, dunhill’s flagship townhouse store will open its doors to all and Hole & Corner will curate a series of live demonstrations, installations workshops and discussions.
Each room within the home will be transformed to offer the visitors a unique opportunity to witness the work and skill of some of the UK’s most respected makers. A set of workshops will also allow guests to learn spoon-carving and leatherworking – just be sure to book your place in advance!
Makers-in-residence over the week will include glass artist Michael Ruh and ironworker Alex Pole, both demonstrating their craft in the courtyard; renowned ceramicist Florian Gadsby throwing in the Rotunda Room; wood sculptor Mark Reddy carving spoons on the Lower Ground floor; textile weaver Maria Sigma working live on a loom in the Tailor Room; and two dunhill master-craftsmen in leather and tailoring from the Walthamstow Factory and Bourdon House in the Mahogany Room.
Hole & Corner will also present a programme of talks and conversations around the subject of ‘Home’. These discussions will include renowned perfumer Lyn Harris talking with the talented interior designer Ilse Crawford, and the innovative architect Jonathan Tuckey in conversation with Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, co-founders of pioneering estate agency The Modern House.
On the lower floor of the home, there will be a selection of films, shown in dunhill’s private cinema, further exploring the themes of craftsmanship, art and design. A dedicated café space will also be open for visitors to sit down, unwind, and feel at home whilst leafing through a curated selection of books and magazines – the epitome of a hole-and-corner in the centre of London Craft Week.
London Craft Week 2018 will run from 10th to 12th of May. Find the full programme here.