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  • Issue 45

The New Craftsmen

From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Words by Malaika Byng. Photography by Cecilie Jegsen.

A walk around The New Craftsmen’s London showroom is a journey across the British Isles. Each object is a portal to a place and its making traditions. In one corner of the lofty Arts and Crafts-era building, a spindle-back bench by Bibbings & Hensby transports you to Wales via the region’s Windsor chair making tradition. Suspended over a table nearby is a lamp made from a bird’s nest–like mass of heather by Annemarie O’Sullivan. It whisks you up to the


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five

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