Collect: BIID Tour and Panel Discussion

Thursday 22nd February 2018


Thursday 22nd February 2018


2:45pm to 7:00pm


Saatchi Gallery | Kings Road | London


  • BIID Members / £0.00

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The Crafts Council is pleased to invite BIID members to a special interior designer event on the subject of commissioning craft for interior design.

At a time where the lines between craft, fine art and design are ever more blurred, the handmade and unique are becoming increasingly important to the interior design process.  With an unprecedented rise in the amount of craft commissions taking place, the Crafts Council would like to explore this trend and hear from those working in the industry who have first-hand experience of the process.

The session will be held at Collect, the Crafts Council’s International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, which will take place at the Saatchi Gallery in February. 

The session will start with a guided tour of the fair and the chance to enjoy the hundreds of exquisite objects that will be displayed by leading craft galleries. The tour will then be followed by a discussion chaired by BIID President Charles Leon which will explore the commissioning process and invite a panel of gallerists, makers and designers to share their knowledge and past experiences on the subject.

Panel members include interior designer, BIID Member and Past President  Susie Rumbold, gallerist Sarah Myerscough and designer/ maker duo Vezzini and Chen who produce works in ceramic and glass. After the talk there will be a drinks reception and the opportunity to meet and network with the makers and gallerists who will be featured at the fair

1445-1500: Registration 
1500-1630: Crafts Council guided tour of the fair 
1630-1645: Break 
1645-1800: Panel discussion

1800-1900: Drinks and networking

Register via the link in the BIID members area to attend the event. Please note tickets are limited. This event is only open to BIID members, if you are not a member of the BIID your ticket will be cancelled, please ensure you are a BIID member prior to booking to avoid disappointment.

About Collect:

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts Council, returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22-25 of February.

The fair presents an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exquisite craft-led works by artists and makers represented by 38 British and international galleries.

Filling all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft, featuring works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles alongside makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.

To find out more about Collect and the Crafts Council please click here.

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