This month brings good news for lovers of beautiful contemporary craft: the expertly curated store that is The New Craftsmen has graduated from pop-up to permanence a mere hop and a skip from Selfridges at 34 North Row, London. Appropriately enough for a business dedicated to showcasing the skills, processes and traditions of British craft makers, the 19th century building it has made its home was originally a workshop making leather breeches.
The 2000 square foot showroom showcases work from around 75 British makers including potter Billy Lloyd, hand block printer Cameron Short and hand weaver Catarina Riccabona. This is shopping at its best.
The New Craftsmen, 34 North Row, London, W1K 6DG, +44 (0)207 148 3190; http://www.thenewcraftsmen.com/our-mayfair-shop/ Opening hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am – 7pm; Friday, Saturday: 11am – 6pm