Formed with Future Heritage

Discover independent makers and emerging talent
with day tours


Formed with Future Heritage (10 – 14 October 2022) is a new show coming to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour this October.

The world’s premier design centre is a champion of design talent and is delighted to give greater focus to the well-established Future Heritage, the forward-looking showcase of established and emerging makers curated by the influential design journalist and curator Corinne Julius. The Design Centre is already the first port of call for design savvy visitors, and this exciting event will bring exceptional work by contemporary makers to the home of design and decoration. 

Alongside next-generation talent, limited edition pieces by independent makers including Marc Fish, Chris Murphy Design, ijlbrown, Squares & Things, Signature Kauri and Rittergut & Runnymede have been brought together for the show.

Additionally, free guided tours aimed at professional audiences, collectors, students and all craft and design enthusiasts will give greater focus to Formed with Future Heritage. 

For the full list of exhibitors:

Marc Fish, Formed with Future Heritage
Space collection, squares&things, Formed with Future Heritage
Ancient Kauri Dining Table, Formed with Future Heritage

Buying or commissioning a unique piece of craft has never been more appealing, and the show’s aim is to bridge the gap between makers and those seeking to buy or commission one-off pieces. In times of mass-production, craft provides an outlet for authenticity and meaning. Interior design plays a vital role in placing craft at the heart of homes, hotels, yachts and public spaces – supporting the careers of makers and exposing the wider world to the power and beauty of the handmade.

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is already known as a catalyst for creative connections; Formed with Future Heritage will bring together makers and those who wish to invest in future heirlooms, working in partnership with them to create something special.

For the show, Corinne Julius has carefully selected the cutting-edge designers at the forefront of craft. Their work is intellectually thoughtful, expresses potent narratives and rigorously executed with makers pushing their chosen material or process in new directions. Work spans disciplines including ceramics, glass, metalwork, basketry and paper, to non-traditional materials such as mycelium. Many new pieces have been created especially for the event.

Seeing objects in person gives a true measure of the creativity and effort involved in their making. At Formed with Future Heritage, interior designers, architects, collectors and craft lovers can be the first to meet emerging makers and view their highly individual pieces.


Whether you are a first-time or seasoned visitor, be the first to hear from emerging names in craft and gain insider insights into the most-talked-about pieces on show.


Monday 10 – Friday 14 October

11.30am & 2.30pm

Concierge desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

Take a guided tour of the show led by Future Heritage’s curator, Corinne Julius. This is a unique opportunity to meet the makers in the company of a renowned industry expert with a passion for craft. Hear their stories, see new pieces created specially for the show, and discover how they have taken their chosen material or process in an exciting new direction – from ceramics to glass, metalwork, basketry and paper to recycled materials. Corinne will  also talk about how to use contemporary craft in interior projects.

To secure your place CLICK HERE 


Monday 10 – Friday 14 October


Concierge desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is proud to champion rising design stars. Join a guided tour taking you to the heart of the showrooms and discover the work of some of the new names shaping interiors today.   

To secure your place CLICK HERE 


ΓÇÿCurved Curves' sculptural object vessels, gold plated & oxidised sterling silver - Formed with Future Heritage
Mingyu - Parallel Bamboo - Chandelier, bamboo, Mingyu Xu - Formed with Future Heritage


The imagination, diversity and techniques on display will attest to the relevance of collectible craft today. Highlights include:

Edinburgh-based Frances Priest uses clay as a canvas to build layered surfaces and patterns. For the first time, she will present moulded glazed tiles made by Craven Dunnill Jackfield, combining contemporary designs with historical techniques. Ffion and Steven Blench, the duo behind Chalk Plaster Design, are passionate about plasterwork, both its past traditions and future potential, and will exhibit furniture made from reclaimed waste plasterboard. Designer-maker Tom Hancock of Studio Hancock draws influences from craft and engineering to devise innovative production processes most often associated with industrial manufacturing, using them to create highly coloured and patterned vessels made from spun metal. Metalsmith Sheng Zhang presents a series of striking minimalistic vessels the result of meticulous precision, blending traditional metal skills with the use of digital technologies. In contrast are themed wall installations made from manuscripts and paper fragments by London artist Francisca Prieto.

At Formed with Future Heritage there will also be opportunities to meet next-generation ceramicists. They include Leora Honeyman whose striking objects, pots, glasses and coffee tables will be displayed in a specially conceived installation; Elizabeth Degenszejn, whose minimalist porcelain sculptures transform the rigid properties of the square to bring out curvilinear possibilities, and Hannah Tounsend, whose contemplative painterly vessels explore the layered landscape and sea-washed surfaces of the British coastline.


Conscious creativity combined with environmental awareness Is another key feature of the show. Finalists of the Loewe Craft Prize 2022, Blast Studio, has developed a technique to transform urban waste into a biomaterial that can be 3D printed into furniture and lighting. Scottish maker and artist Kaye June Bonnar presents colourful and textured basketry made using found and gathered materials from the seashore. Mingyu Xu draws on his Chinese cultural heritage, to explore bamboo weaving as an environmentally friendly material to create modular furniture.

Corinne Julius has a track record for spotting the next big thing and alumni who have gone on to great things include Juliette Bigley, Eleanor Lakelin, Marcin Rusak, Kaori Tatebayashi, Nic Webb, Jie Wu, Vezzini & Chen, Naomi McIntosh, Marlene Huissoud, James Shaw, Celia Dowson, Luke Hope, Frances Pinnock and Anna Ray. Formed with Future Heritage will also exhibit a selection of pieces from these artists from previous years.

'Floating Trees' lamps from Blast Studio, on display at Formed with Future Heritage at the Design Centre
Byzantine wall tile by Frances Priest, on display at Formed with Future Heritage at the Design Centre
'Table Garden' by Leora Honeyman, on display at Formed with Future Heritage at the Design Centre

For the full list of exhibitors:

 Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour reserves the right to change the format without notice and accepts no liability if any events are varied, relocated or cancelled.