Wallpaper* Handmade, the magazine’s exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design, will make its London debut at luxury Knightsbridge store Harrods this October, with several newly commissioned design pieces in collaboration with Jaguar.
Now in its fourth year, the exhibition was previously hosted by Wallpaper* magazine during Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile) in April. Acting as patron, client and creative director, Wallpaper* commissions designers, artists, craftsmen, makers, brands and manufacturers to create unique and one-off items of furniture, fittings, fashion and more.
Blue Porter by Mathias Kiss and Pierre Frey
For the first time, Wallpaper* Handmade will travel out of Milan to be shown in London this year. Around 50 pieces from some of the world’s leading designers, artists and brands, all previously commissioned by Wallpaper* editors for the exhibition, will be on display across 12 of Harrods’ famous Brompton Road windows.
Drinks cabinet by Hosun Ching
“Our Handmade project is testimony to the power of good design, great ideas, creative collaboration and quality production, the value of striving to make things better,” said Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor-in-chief. “We are delighted to bring some of the best pieces from our annual celebration of art, craft, skill and vision to London—with the best British partners one could wish for—Harrods and Jaguar.”
Butler No. 4 by Ron Gilad and The Woolmark Company
The London exhibition will exclusively introduce five new collaborations between Jaguar and emerging design talents, craftsmen and brands from around the world. Five new concept products, each representing an avant-garde take on Jaguar’s contemporary design, creativity and technology, will be revealed for the first time at the exhibition.
Following the exhibition at Harrods, Wallpaper* and Jaguar will take some of the key pieces on a global tour, including Milan Design Week in April 2014.