‘Craftsmanship from the British Isles’
The New Craftsmen works with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012, The New Craftsmen currently represents a network of over 75 makers, and has showcased and sold a carefully selected range of products, limited editions and exclusive collaborations via 2 Mayfair pop-up locations and our online shop.
We present iconic objects that are deeply connected to culture and place. Our distinct position is to forge collaborations with designers and makers to give a contemporary take on specific skills and materials. From this we offer our customers, interior designers, and architects a range of services that enable them to customize, commission and collaborate with us on developing bespoke pieces.
The New Craftsmen represents a vision of sustainable, real luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design.
The New Craftsmen has been founded by:
Mark has worked in luxury goods for most of his professional life. He is Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes, No 1 Savile Row, Chairman of the London Luxury Quarter (Mayfair & St James’s), and a director of Walpole (the UK luxury industry association). In 2004 Mark established the Savile Row Bespoke Association. He is a trustee of QEST and a patron of the Heritage Craft Association.
Prior to The New Craftsmen, Natalie spent 5 years as Commercial Director of Arts & Business, During her tenure she oversaw a £2m investment programme for the arts and worked with a wide range of leading businesses on their arts sponsorship strategies. Working with Walpole, Natalie managed Crafted, a mentoring scheme pairing skilled craftsmen with leaders from the luxury sector.
Catherine has spent the past 15 years as a product, trend and brand developer for British high street brands such as Sainsbury’s, Habitat and John Lewis, working with factories and craftsmen internationally. In 2010 her focus became British Made, when she toured the British Isles to meet regional craftsmen and traditional manufacturers, building her knowledge of materials, processes and provenance. Catherine works with interior designers to create bespoke products with her network of craftspeople and has guided international brands around the country to meet makers.