Bloggers Tour London: The New Craftsmen


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One of the amazing spaces we visited in London was the shop of The New Craftsmen, a highly inspiring space full of carefully chosen handcrafted items for sale, and right now the space is transformed into a creative studio for makers Laura CarlinStuart CareyCatarina Riccabona & Lola Lely. They will have 1 to 2 weeks each to transform the space into their own workshop, filling it with the tools & objects that enable them to design & make. It ends on March 14, so hurry if you want to see it! While these photos may not quite do the space justice (it is even better irl), I highly recommend a visit if you are in town.

The New Craftsmen works with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012 in Mayfair, London, The New Craftsmen currently represents a network of over 75 makers working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond. They showcase and sell a carefully selected range of products, limited editions and exclusive collaborations via their Mayfair shop and online.

”The New Craftsmen represents a vision of sustainable, real luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design.”

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We were invited for a workshop in stitching and natural dyes led by Lola Lely, where we got to decorate placemats for our dinner that took place there the same evening, served and cooked by the founders of the brand. Our results were perhaps not the prettiest, but it was lots of fun, and the dinner was absolutely lovely! I’ll tell you more about one of the makers we met there in another post.

In the top photo you can see Lely with the table she made, taking inspiration from that simplest and ubiquitous form of table – the trestle – collaborating with skilled artisans to realise a modular Maker’s Table referencing diverse craft disciplines. With various bespoke ‘add-ons’ to choose from, customers will also be invited to take part in some of the making process with her.

This experience was arranged by at{mine} for design bloggers united

thenewcraftsmen workshop embroidery susannavento

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All photos by Susanna Vento



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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • LAU

    It really seems to be a very inspiring place… thanks for sharing and have a nice trip back!

  • Wow! That space not only looks amazing, but the concept behind it is wonderful as well!

  • Åh gillar dem så mycket, fint att få se hur det ser ut!

  • Kajsa / HAPPYsthlm

    Vilka inspirerande bilder. Det verkar vara ett ställe att besöka snarast.

  • Pella

    Såå fint!!

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