MADE London returns to the capital this November with an expanded fair in brand-new premises. Hosting over 120 exhibitors, MADE showcases the very latest and best contemporary craft and design from across the UK and beyond.
MADE London will be installed in the spacious industrial-style interiors of The Block, a new-build events space in Angel, Islington. With 16,500 sq.ft space, The Block allows for an expansive display of works across the contemporary disciplines: ceramics, jewellery, furniture, glass, textiles and for the first time this year, printmaking. Exhibitors include innovative designers on the books of Design Nation and cutting-edge craft from members of Craft Central, luxury jewellery designers, furniture design collectives, sought-after hat-makers and fashion designers, and artists experimenting with the latest craft technologies.
MADE directors Jon Tutton and Sarah Young, actively seek out exceptional artistry and curate the fair to reflect the diversity of these niche crafts, with exhibitors travelling from all over the country for the event. The price-range is broad, making MADE a perfect event for both investing and collecting contemporary craft and buying artisan pieces for the home or Christmas gifts.
Find one-of-a-kind contemporary mobile sculptures and objects from precious and non-precious metals, acrylic and wood, by Form + Gestalt.
“My artistic journey is deeply influenced by Minimalism and the concept of Design as Art, drawing inspiration from the Modernist movement, particularly the Bauhaus philosophy, which emphasises the fusion of art, design, and craftsmanship.” Anja Hessler, Form + Gestalt
Porcelain pendant shades by Design Nation award winner (2020) Anna Thomson.
Anna’s vessel collections explore crisp geometries on multi-profiled vessels with an architectural feel. She emerges patterns on simple cylindrical vessels with soft felt-like surface qualities based on a unique erosion technique, on round-based, balance vessels.
“Working from my home studio in Sussex I design and make my collections of lighting and vessels, enjoying working closely with clients on commissions for interiors as well as selling through galleries.” Anna Thomson
A set of reclaimed kitchen knives by Penzance Kitchen Knives who source high carbon steel from Sheffield foundries to create bespoke, sustainably made pieces.
Special occasion earrings by Hannah Bedford who skilfully combines the ancient art of granulation with design innovation for a contemporary signature look.
“Key also to the appeal are its sustainability credentials — jewellery made with such skill and care is, by its nature, built to last. Yet it’s the emotional connection to a jewel and its maker that makes these pieces so special.” Jessica Diamond, The Sunday Times Style
Handwoven Silk Scarves by Margo Selby Studio (see top of page).
Margo Selby is a renowned British artist and designer whose works are collected and exhibited worldwide. Meet her at MADE London where she will be showing a selection of recent handwoven and wound artworks, alongside examples of the studio production of silk scarves, cushions and hand knotted rugs.
MADE LONDON will be staged in The Block, a brand new building situated moments from Angel Islington on White Lion Street that opened earlier this year. MADE’s exhibitors will be installed in 16,500 sq.ft of exhibition space, set over two floors with high ceilings and natural light and a spacious industrial feel. The Block is MADE LONDON’s largest venue to date and allows the fair the space for 120 exhibitors – more than ever before.
MADE LONDON Fair Manager, artist Susan Beresford says: “We’re excited to be moving the show to Angel Islington, a well connected part of Central London home to the Craft Council Gallery, Ottolenghi’s, Sadlers Wells, the little Angel Puppet Theatre and a host of independent shops such as Loop Yarn and Ray Stitch Haberdashery.”
TUTTON AND YOUNG
MADE LONDON was founded in 2012 by Tutton and Young Ltd, a Brighton-based company directed by events organiser Jon Tutton and artist and maker Sarah Young. The duo’s journey together started 30 years ago with the Odyssey travelling puppet theatre, and they now run a series of high-end contemporary art, design and craft events including Brighton Art Fair and MADE Brighton. In 2021 they opened a bricks and mortar creative arts space, Atelier Beside the Sea in a prime location on Brighton’s seafront promenade which has now become their HQ. www.atelierbrighton.co.uk
Private View Thursday 2 November 2023 6pm-9pm
Friday 3 November 2023 10.30am – 6pm
Saturday 4 November 2023 10.30am – 6pm
Sunday 5 November 2023 10.30am – 5pm
MADE LONDON – ANGEL
The Block, White Lion Street, Islington, N1 9PD