Wallpaper* Handmade is the magazine’s groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design. Each year, Wallpaper* commissions select designers, makers and manufacturers to create one-off items of furniture, fittings, fashions, food and more.
The exhibition, in its fourth year, traditionally takes place in Milan during Salone del Mobile. Now, Wallpaper* has teamed up with Harrods and Jaguar to present a curated selection of the best ever Handmade pieces across 12 windows of the iconic London store. Plus, the show also introduces five all-new collaborations between Jaguar and established designers, craftsmen and brands from around the world. Here, we give you the story of each piece, window by window.
Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar runs from 4 to 22 October 2013 at Harrods. 87- 135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X
by Sebastian Bergne and Kent Brushes
This set of eight brushes addresses the specific needs of today’s well-dressed man, some of which he may not realise he has until now. The same shape of satinwood handle is used for each brush, each time re-orientating the block to give a different holding position and bristle arrangement for a specific function. Whether it’s for cleaning different leathers, servicing your watch, brushing your cashmere or dusting your shoulders, there is a dedicated brush for the task.
The very cosmopolitan, London-based designer Sebastian Bergne made his name by reinventing everyday objects for contemporary contexts, but in a gentle, almost unobtrusive way so that only repeated use reveals their quiet functionality. His Design Office has worked for scores of producers, including Authentics, Moulinex, Driade, Muji and Vitra.
Kent Brushes has been producing brushes since 1777 and has a long established tradition for hand-manufactured brushes of the highest quality. It has been granted Royal Warrants by nine British monarchs. This brush set was made entirely by craftsmen in its Hertfordshire factory, using the finest quality bristles from China and India and sustainably-sourced wood.
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