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Future Icon Selects returns to London Craft Week 2024 with its second edition
Exhibits by Sophie Ambelas at Future Icons Selects 2024
Image: Courtesy of Sophie Ambelas

Future Icon Selects returns to London Craft Week 2024 with its second edition

With Future Icon Selects, Future Icons is set to showcase an array of contemporary crafts by over 50 international artists and designers.

by STIRpad
Published on : May 10, 2024

London Craft Week, the much-awaited event that celebrates craftsmanship and creativity, is set to return to the creative capital London. With its 10th anniversary edition, this festival aims to shed light on the endeavours of talented makers and craftsmen from different parts of the world. The 2024 edition of London Craft Week will highlight the work of over 50 artists from different continents at Oxo Tower in London from May 15-19, 2024. Partaking in the lineup is Future Icon, also gearing up for its second edition of Future Icon Selects in this quickly approaching design event. Louisa Pacifico, founder and Creative Director of Future Icons Selects, comments, “We pride ourselves on creating a gallery-led, affordable platform for our chosen artisans, who also receive business support to ensure they get the most out of showcasing their collections with us.”

Future Icons, an acclaimed craft collective, showcases a selected collection of craftwork, some of which are also housed in museums, galleries and private residences across the world. With the launch of Future Icons Selects in 2023, Future Icons has been able to support a much larger pool of talent and enable them to present their work to the 100,000 visitors attending the London Craft Week. Some of the in-line exhibits included in the previous edition of Future Icons Selects were Glass Art by Kate Maestri, Woodworks by Jan Waterston, Leather Design by Atelier Wolfson, Tapestries by Atelier Weftfaced, and many more. For its second edition too, Future Icons Selects promises to set forth a range of immersive exhibits for display at Oxo Tower Wharf, London.

‘Dis/Functional’ by Christopher Kelly

Exclusive for Future Icons Selects 2024, British sculptor Christopher Kelly will showcase Dis/Functional, a new, bespoke creation to be exhibited on the first floor. This will be the second chapter of his Interwoven: Neurodiversity project that merges neurodiversity with the craftsmanship of artistry.

Ceramic artworks by Joshua Aubrook

London-based British ceramicist, Joshua Aubrook inspired by the art and theology of mediaeval Europe, specialises in clay casting, sculpting and glaze development. Centring idealism over realistic depiction in his form, Aubrook creates ceramic artworks which explore how the themes of faith, truth and paradise are addressed creatively from the 12th century to the modern day.

Kamea Devons x Adam Salvi

Kamea Devons, a designer based between London and Tel Aviv, explores the space between design, culture, craft and technology in his work. Working with Adam Salvi, a friend and a skilled glassblower, they have developed a unique language for integrating technologies in glass. A new collection will be launched at Future Icons Selects 2024.

‘Woven Landscape’ by Olga Prinku

Olga Prinku, an embroidery artist hailing from Moldova, uses real organic material as her thread. Woven Landscape is a series of large-scale botanical tapestries creating a colourful abstract floral canvas inspired by rolling meadows which will be presented in the design exhibition.

‘Slab’ by Jordan Keaney

Jordan Keaney is a furniture designer based in London. Using his background in product design, he applies his exciting signature style of colour and texture to his pieces, walking the fine line between sculptural and functional. Keaney will be launching his new Slab table range at Future Icons Selects 2024.

Sophie Ambelas

New to the craft scene, Sophie Ambelas draws on her Greek heritage for her creations which mix media and finishes that go beyond traditional pottery. Each piece blends the ancient and futuristic and produces a fluidity, conceived as they are moving and constantly developing akin to human beings.

On the 2024 edition of Future Icons Selects, Pacifico comments further, “Our launch in 2023 saw over 2000 visitors who purchased, commissioned and befriended exhibitors after discovering them at the show. For 2024, expect to discover new artisans from across the globe, showcasing the latest developments in materials and processes which sets the scene for a showcase of colourful, textural interior works. From glass to ceramics, furniture to metalwork, and everything in between, our visitors won’t be disappointed by the new works on offer this spring.”

Future Icons Selects will take place from May 15 to 19, 2024, at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London.

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