Origin London Craft Fair returns to the capital


Guests staying at London hotels may be interested in attending the 2011 Origin London Craft Fair to view the latest developments within the capital’s arts and crafts scene.

The event takes place at London’s Old Spitalfields Market from 10:00 to 19:00 until September 28th and will feature a wide range of beautiful items produced by both UK-based and international artists.

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Celebrating some of the world’s brightest emerging talents as well as established names, the Origin London Craft Fair will feature textiles, jewellery, glassware, woodwork and ceramics.

Design lovers will also have the opportunity to view various furniture styles at the event and peruse the range of beautiful items on show.

In addition, visitors will be able to see Lux Craft – a new platform at the fair designed to showcase a selection of lighting installations by some of the most talented crafts makers in the world. Ten designers have been given space to present their new works as part of the scheme, which has been made possible through the support of Nokia Design and the Crafts Council.

The fair will also feature Michelle Alger, the buying manager for Home & Gift, who will curate five new display windows, which will showcase a selection of pieces by designers taking part in the exhibition.

Dutch design du Kranen Gille will exhibit their deconstructed designs at the event alongside the German designer Johannes Hemann’s Storm series and bold installations from Niamh Barry, Onwerpduo, Jeremy Cole, Sarah Blood, Kirsti Taivola and Tsai & Yoshikawa.

Previously known as the Chelsea Crafts Fair, the Origin London Craft Fair is one of the capital’s most highly anticipated arts events and will showcase some 220 different designers. Tickets at priced between £8 and £12, with children under 12 eligible for free entry.