Design Centre Stories

Category: Design Avenue

Artefact in Five Objects

A fascinating delve into the thinking, skill and artisanship that has gone into just five of the objects on show at Artefact, the Design Centre's contemporary craft fair.

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A Rhubarb & Custard Tart Recipe from Social Pantry

To celebrate the opening of the new Design Restaurant by Social Pantry at the Design Centre, the restaurant has shared a recipe for a delicious – and seasonal – rhubarb and custard tart.

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Planting the Seeds of Inspiration

As gardeners turn their thoughts to planting bulbs for spring/summer, interior design enthusiasts similarly need to plan ahead: in recognition of this, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour presents The Art of Outdoor Living, a series of stylish vignettes in the Design Avenue.

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Gallery Highlights: Perfectly Imperfect

With our world becoming increasingly digital, some of the most compelling objects to be found at Artefact are those that look obviously hand-made, from dripping glazes to uneven textiles, possessing a tactility that we cannot enjoy in the same way looking at them on a screen.

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Gallery Highlights: Elevating Materials

While many stalwart craft disciplines are represented at Artefact, other makers are forging their own path with materials not usually associated with the decorative arts, including paper, plastic and wax.

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Gallery Highlights: International Makers

Artefact's galleries present a global outlook of craft, with makers from all over the world coming together in one magnificent space in the Design Avenue, cementing Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's role as a world-renowned hub of design. Delve into the craftsmanship of other countries here, and see how talented makers are upholding traditions that are sometimes centuries old, while forging …

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Hardwood for the Home

Visit the Design Avenue for Connected, an exhibition of contemporary furniture made from American hardwoods, designed by names such as Thomas Heatherwick Studio and Jaime Hayon.

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