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Design at Central-Beautiful Design to Buy Direct

27-30 June 2017

 Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DS

Leading craft and design networks Design-Nation and Design Factory are delighted to join forces to present this pop-up shop from a selection of our members, in the heart of the Clerkenwell design district. Buy beautifully designed ceramics, textiles, fashion accessories, giftware and more, direct from the makers, many of whom will also work to commission to make you that something special for your home.

The showcase will include a wide choice of ceramics, from Foto Ceramica’s foliage-decorated bisque ware which incorporates designer Kit Anderson’s own photography, to Kate McBride’s witty hand-built porcelain figures which pay contemporary homage to traditional European ceramics such as Meissen. Kate and Kit are both East Midlands based, while Linda Bloomfield works in her garden-shed studio in her West London garden, hand-throwing simple contemporary tableware which she then glazes in a range of classic pastel hues. American-born Snowden Flood is also London-based and her ceramics and kitchen accessories often feature imagery drawn from the capital, making them ideal gifts.

Fashion accessories for sale will include award-winning designer Ekta Kaul’s beautiful fine silk and wool scarves, dyed, printed and sewn in her London studio; J C Middlebrook’s Nottingham-created and very wearable lace jewellery in striking colours for today; and the vibrant silk scarves and pocket squares of KathKath Studio, who create distinctive designs for women and men from their south London base.

Melanie Porter is known for her giant knitted upholstery on vintage chairs, but also has attractive ranges of lightshades and charming hand-made fairy lights to brighten any dining table. Textile artist Michelle House makes vivid wall hangings and cushions that bring welcome splashes of colour to contemporary interiors. Melanie and Michelle are also based in south London.

From further afield, Edinburgh-based Moody Monday create striking and edgy hand-printed wallpaper and furnishing fabrics inspired by astronomy, geometry, discarded instruments and more. Michaela McMillan’s background in embroidery and love for story-telling is evident in her unique take on traditional Russian dolls, using rich layers of stitch, found objects and vintage trims to create unique statement pieces in her Rugby workshop.


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Design at Central – beautiful design to buy direct

Craft Central

33-35 St John’s Square,

Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DS

For more information visit or Telephone 01529 414532

Tube – Farringdon (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan), Barbican (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan)

Free Entry

Tuesday 27th: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday 28th: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday 29th: 11.00am – 8.30pm

Friday 30th: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Late night shopping Thursday – please join us for a glass of wine.


Exhibitors are: Ekta Kaul, Foto Ceramica, J.C Middlebrook, Kate McBride, KathKath Studio, Linda Bloomfield, Melanie Porter, Michaela McMillan, Michelle House, Moody Monday and Snowden Flood. A selection of these designer-makers will be present each day.

Please contact David or Alice at Seen PR for further press information and images on [email protected] +44 (0)1273 722469

Social Media: @design_nation_uk #DesignAtCentral #DesignNationUK

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