Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. A curated selection based not on price or fame, but underlying substance. Plus, that essential dash of magic and inspiration that separates great from good. London has long had a Design Festival and a Fashion Week now it has a London Craft Week.
The Orange on Pimlico Road is in the heart of what is now known as The Pimlico Design District. A fraternity of world-class craftspeople, artisans, curators and makers, this district is the apex of inspiring design and best-in-class interiors. From sculptors to woodworkers, embroidery to antiques, textiles to crystals, Pimlico Road is a melting pot and meeting place for craft and design.
Many of these designers and craftspeople we use here at Cubitt House. In our recent refurbishment of The Princess Royal, Fermoie Fabrics are one of our key suppliers and with their only London showroom on Pimlico Road and a stone’s throw from The Orange it’s easy to pop in and take a look at their beautiful fabrics.
Pimlico Road is unique in that not only will you find the eponymous brands of world-renowned designers on the street, but also the designers themselves, resulting in a creative neighbourhood where every shop window tells a different story of style, inspiration and exceptional craft.
The Pimlico Road Series for London Craft Week features inspiring talks and panels, interactive workshops and fascinating demonstrations with the makers themselves. One example is Robert Kime – again a supplier of textiles for The Princess Royal recently. You can Visit Robert Kime on Ebury Street during London Craft Week to learn how Robert and his team work to design and expand the Robert Kime fabric collection. Visitors can see how the team translates documents from Robert’s archive and how fabrics are inspired by his travels.