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Collect: BIID Tour and Panel Discussion

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Event description

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

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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