the brightest talents

Design-Nation showcases the brightest of British-based talent. We return to Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, at Somerset House London from 23-27 February 2022.

Design-Nation celebrates craftsmanship with a diverse range of collectible objects across contemporary design and craft. This portfolio of leading UK-based designer-makers will showcase beautiful, multi-hued objects and wall-hung art, sensitively crafted in ceramics, glass, leather, metal, paper, textile and wood.

Exhibits include 2D and 3D artworks, decorative vessels, jewellery, sculpture and tableware by these seventeen talented makers, eight of whom are new to Collect. Click on each name to discover more.

Ceramics: Diane Griffin* | Sasha Wardell

Glass: G R Hawes* | Helen Slater Stokes*

Jewellery: Kate Bajic | Ella Fearon-Low | Mari Thomas*

Leather: Janine Partington

Paper: Clare Pentlow*

Textiles: Amelia Ayerst* | Jan Bowman | Margo Selby

Wood: Ash & Plumb* | Christine Meyer-Eaglestone

*Makers who are new to Collect.

There is also a special site-specific sculpture by Fung + Bedford, a response to the grand interiors of Somerset House, installed in the five storey Stamp Staircase which links the levels of the show together.

The physical showcase at Somerset House is complemented by this online presence, and our virtual booth on Artsy.net.

Scroll for more information. And if you like what you see, get in touch via fairs@designnation.co.uk.

Collect: the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

25 – 27 February 2022

Previews 23 – 24 February 2022

Events: Two of our exhibitors will be giving Booth Talks on Sunday 27 February on the stand, room E10. Free, no booking required.

11am:  Ella Fearon-Low on her patisserie-inspired brooches

2pm:  Margo Selby on her new major woven artwork Kaleidoscope.

Read our full press release here.

Find details here on all of our makers and their beautiful work.

And if you have any questions do ask us at: fairs@designnation.co.uk.

Installation photos courtesy of Kate Bajic.

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