London Craft Week workshops
London Craft Week workshops
BEAMS&CO is curating workshops for the London Craft Week 2018 with the fragrance brand TIMOTHY HAN / EDITION and the French leather accessory brand, Laperruque at the Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.
BEAMS&CO presents uncovering the scent with Timothy Han
Wednesday, 9th May
11:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00 / 16:00-18:00
BEAMS&CO presents Couture Sellier with Laperruque
Thursday, 10th May
14:00-15:30 / 17:00-18:30
Ace Hotel London
100 Shoreditch High Street
London Craft Week
London Craft Week reflects a global trend, with increasingly discerning visitors searching out objects of beauty and substance against a flowering of craftsmanship worldwide. It bridges iconic heritage and contemporary brands as well as independent makers and allows them to tell their stories. Each year, with the city as its backdrop, our week-long event shines a spotlight on artists and makers and celebrates a golden age of creative talent.
TIMOTHY HAN / EDITION
Canadian born designer Timothy Han, a former assistant to John Galliano, established his fragrance brand TIMOTHY HAN / EDITION in late 2014. Dissatisfied with the overwhelming number of marketing-led fragrances that lacked personality, Han created original fragrances that challenged traditions. Han soon built a reputation by literally turning fragrances on their head with the use on inverted scent pyramids and redefining the way fragrance unfolds on your skin.
Founded in 2016, Laperruque develops artisanal, minimal and timeless leather goods with a focus on functionality and refined details. Working in “Perruque” or “Perruquer” is an old French expression used in the workshops describing the work being made there, using the tools provided by the employer, but at the destination of the craftsman or its relatives. Taking inspiration from these unofficial creations, Laperruque products are all handmade in their workshop in Malmö, Sweden. They let the beauty of exceptional materials and of the craftsman’s gestures speak for themselves. The leathers come from the best French suppliers, used by the most prestigious luxury houses and are chosen to age beautifully with a personalised patina over the time.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch hangs its hat in London’s most creative and engaged district. A gathering place that fosters cultural communion and fresh ideas, they have worked alongside London-based architecture and design firm Universal Design Studio to incorporate a wide range of influences – reflective of the cosmopolitan yet historic character of the surroundings – from the clean Modernism of the Bauhaus to UK punk, to the bold graphic style of the early 20th century Vorticist movement. Ace London features a variety of on-site treasures, such as the celestial basement bar and music venue Miranda, a gym and sauna, a modernist brasserie Hoi Polloi and a rooftop events space for private bookings. With an array of cultural programming and a community of local businesses congregating under one roof, Ace Hotel has translated its ethos into a London vernacular in Shoreditch.