Fortnum & Mason is hosting a big selling exhibition of British craft, with more than 50 makers displaying pottery, glass, leather, silver and textiles; and Knoll launches its first UK showroom in Clerkenwell
Handmade: a British craft exhibition
Fortnum & Mason is hosting a big selling exhibition of British craft on the theme of tabletops and entertaining at home.
More than 50 makers will display pottery, glass, leather, silver, textiles, weaving and wood, including Anna Barlow's ice cream cones , left - one scoop £90, two scoops £100.
Until 20 June. First floor, Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, W1. Meet the makers on 4 or 18 May. Call 020 7734 8040, or visit fortnumandmason.com.
VOTE AT YOUR OWN PARTY
Serve the wittiest drinks with these election box monogrammed linen napkins. You can buy them singly (£7.50 each) and let your guests decide for themselves, or you can buy a complete set in one colour if you're having a one-party party.
The Monogrammed Linen Shop, 168-170 Walton Street, SW3 (020 7589 4033; monogrammed linenshop).com.
LOUNGING AROUND IN CLASSIC STYLE
Upmarket furniture company Knoll is launching its first UK showroom in Clerkenwell, with a startling modern interior designed by Pierro Lissoni.
There are new collections from Jehs + Laub, Don Chadwick and Maya Lin; good-looking classics such as Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair (from £3,380 plus VAT) and the D'Urso swivel lounger, right; Eero Saarninen tables (from £1,120 + VAT), and newer lines by Cini Boeri and Nakashima.
Knoll showroom: 92 Goswell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1 (020 7236 6655).
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