First Look: Made London

Guest post by Eleanor Edwardes


MADE London returns to Canary Wharf this spring with over 90 makers of textiles, jewellery, glass, ceramics and furniture. This is a unique venue ideal for such a showcase, as Canary Wharf itself houses one of the UK’s largest collections of over 65 pieces of public art, and was recently host to several light installations as part of London's Lumière Festival. There will be an art map available for those wishing to do a little exploration.

Agalis Manessi

Artists exhibiting will include glass chandelier designer Aline Johnson, jewellery designer Sue Gregor, and ceramicist Agalis Manessi, whose dishes feature charming hand-painted portraits of characters inspired by Renaissance paintings. For textiles, try Chelache’s distinctive gradating scarves inspired by the colours in classic paintings, or Romor Designs’ shibori-dyed lampshades.

Romor Designs

Or if you are looking for beautifully made modernist furniture, try Anthony & John Grey Furniture, or Ollie Zwitserlood for versatile, hand-finished knitwear. Linescapes offer a detailed range of prints and cards featuring CAD architectural portraits of London, while Sveže contribute soft furnishings in earthy colours inspired by regional Indian crafts. You will certainly be spoiled for choice at this five-day celebration of all things craft.

MADE London, The Design and Craft Fair, 25 - 29 April 2018

Canary Wharf, East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, London E14 5NX

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