MS at the "Home of Craftsmanship" for the London Craft Week 2018

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.




Open Studios it's a perfect occasion for the public to have a look behind the scenes, meet the makers and their actual work space, sometimes even they have the chance to see them working.

I really enjoy to see how much people are interested in learning about weaving and the whole process of making. I do believe that the importance of weaving must be more highlighted, as it is constantly present, yet often left unnoticed. The determinant role textiles play in our life, the power of colour, or the lack thereof, the achievement of high aesthetics through simplicity and the use of natural and sustainable materials, are my sources of inspiration and motivation.

My work is practice-based sustainable design textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment. My approach to design is based on the idea of creating aesthetically engaging and functional textiles and objects with ‘zero waste’ design and craftsmanship. Through a constructive, and continuous, dialogue with traditional craft techniques my work aims at creating vibrant, albeit minimal, textiles that creatively interpret long-established techniques and styles yielding a vigorously contemporary and environmentally sustainable interlocutor.

During Open Studios I will have a selection of my best selling Floor Cushions, Throws an Rugs as well as some samples of my new upcoming collection based on old traditional and unique weaving technique. 


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New Designers | One Year On 2016

For the first time MARIA SIGMA | WOVEN TEXTILESis exhibiting at the NEW DESIGNERS.

06 - 09 July 2016 | ONE YEAR ON (PART 2)
Business Design Centre, London, N1

Come to visit and see the very NEW 'PASIPHAË' Collection of Hand-woven ThrowS & Floor CushionS made with 100% natural undyed British new wool.

Designed and made by Maria Sigma, all products are handcrafted in London using the highest quality of natural undyed British wool.
The collection is supported by The Campaign For Wool: Interiors showcase London initiated by HRH The Prince of Wales.

One Year On is a destination feature within New Designers that presents young, entrepreneurial designers who are in their first year of business. 
Those that exhibit go through a selection process, and are chosen on the strength of their work, flair and quality of product. One Year On is the place to go to buy directly from the selected designers and invest in the iconic furniture, fabric, jewellery and ceramics of the future.