PARTNER: Private Client
PROJECT: Lavender Grove
DATE: May 2016
The Lavender Grove project offered us a unique opportunity to invert the normal design hierarchy. Rather than adding craft to decorate a space, the client wanted to use craft as the primary lens to conceive an architectural typology for dwelling.
The New Craftsmen were commissioned to explore innovative craft integration for a private site in East London. Enlisting the minds of four of our most insightful and imaginative makers, we defined and managed a number of workshops, focused on material enquiry and interrogation. Working alongside thinkers and makers, we were able to realise a truly unique scheme, with craft at its heart.
Each workshop focused on a different theme, inviting everyone to challenge and re-examine their perceptions of craft, material behaviour and application. The role of craft in our day-to-day spaces, was brought to the fore, resulting in an architectural hommage to craft.
To find out more about our services and collaborations, and how you can enlist the minds and techniques of our makers into your project, please email Kate Collins at [email protected]en.com to make an appointment.