Bedouin women create Irthi collection based on ancient Emirati crafts

The Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council has paired Bedouin craftswomen in the UAE with international artists to create items that can be sold to a global market. From its base in Sharjah – one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates – the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council oversaw the creation of the collection to […]

Scotland’s first minister prioritises design with rotating exhibition

Visitors to the office of Scotland’s first minister can peruse a curated collection of design and craft objects aimed at raising the profile of the Scottish design industry. As part of a recent refurbishment of first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s office at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, curator Stacey Hunter suggested including a series of […]

Six things to see and do at London Craft Week 2019

A five-day festival of craft kicks off in London on Wednesday, with events across the capital dedicated to makers and artisans. Design editor Augusta Pownall picks out six of the best to take in. This year’s edition of London Craft Week takes place from 8 to 12 May and many of its events are free to […]

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