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ALBA WHISKEY | NUDE
If you’re craving a nip, a toot, a tot, a
half, or a wee one, then look no further.
New York-based designer Joe Doucet
created a new collection of lead-free
clear crystal whiskey decanters called
Alba, masterfully handcrafted by the
Istanbul-based Nude Glass.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF NUDE GLASS
ALISON BROOKS ARCHITECTS | SMILE
Aptly named Smile, the cross-laminated sculpture in the courtyard of the Chelsea
College of Art was created by architect Alison Brooks in honor of the festival.
Constructed of American tulipwood in the form of a cantilevered arc, the windows
offer vistas at either end. Brook’s firm partnered with the American Hardwood Export
Council and ARUP, the British-based engineering company, on the piece.
PHO TOGRAPH COURTES Y OF LONDON DESIGN FES TIVAL
Cole & Son debuted a collection of Damask
wallpapers with their interpretation of historical
and ornamental themes featuring Pushkin, offered
in colorful combinations like emerald and lime.
PHO TOGRAPH COURTES Y OF COLE & SON
Burberry, the fashion brand known for its riffs on tartan and tailoring, relocated
its headquarters this year. An exhibition called Makers House opened following
Burberry’s September fashion show, highlighting demonstrations of Old World
techniques in partnership with The New Craftsmen, a collective highlighting
British craft. The presentation was staged on two floors: upstairs showcased
the collections for Spring/Summer 2017 while the downstairs presented bookbinding, stitching, sculpting, silk-screening, passementerie, and calligraphy, along
with the handiwork of Aimee Betts, a mixed-media designer showcasing traditional
embroidery techniques that bring to them the vanguard of contemporary design.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BURBERR Y