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May. 8 2014
The F&L Designer News Room

The Bespoke Experience Goes Digital

Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition exhibition will launch a new way to access the work of exceptional artists and designers such as Amanda Mansell and Catherine Mannheim.
Rings by Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition participant Catherine Mannheim

Rings by Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition participant Catherine Mannheim

Since 2011, May has become the official Craft & Design Month in the UK. The month is marked by a variety of different exhibitions showcasing the artistic talents of the UK’s best designer-makers of jewellery, fashion, ceramics and metalwork. One of the month’s highlights is the Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition exhibition which offers a one-of-a-kind luxury shopping experience.

A Unique Event

This year, Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition will be held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall from the 9th to the 11th of May. This unique, contemporary crafts and design fair celebrates the exceptional craftsmanship and innovative designs from over 100 designer-makers in the fields of fashion, accessories and interiors. Visitors have the opportunity to browse, buy and commission directly from the designers themselves, guaranteeing that they will walk away with a handmade and completely unique treasure.

Promoting the Bespoke Shopping Experience

This year’s event will also mark the launch of createdbespoke.com, which is a unique online market that will provide even easier access to the bespoke services of exceptional artists and designers. Customers will be able to browse a variety of different products such as fashion, jewellery, interiors and light, ceramics and many more. This online shopping experience hopes to make the commissioning process more accessible and engaging.

Independent designer-makers such as Catherine Mannheim and Amanda Mansell are featured on the site and offer ‘ready-designed’ pieces as well as interactive bespoke services. Customers will be able to connect directly with the artists, view previously commissioned projects for inspiration and then collaboratively, with the designer, create their own unique pieces.

Craft & Design Month 2014 is gearing up to be a magnificent celebration and appreciation of the highly-skilled designer-makers that can be found throughout the UK. Handmade in Britain 14: Spring Edition will certainly be an outstanding event, showcasing the exquisite work of the best contemporary designers. The industry continues to thoroughly embrace the changing times and will continue to offer new and innovative ideas such as createdbespoke.com to ensure that the world of independent and bespoke designers becomes more accessible every day.

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