This month has seen Harrods taking a more contemporary approach to design and craft with a collaboration with one of the world's most established design magazines, Wallpaper*. Today is your last chance to see Wallpaper* Handmade, the must-see exhibition during Milan’s Salone del Mobile, where it made its London debut accross twelve windows of the iconic Knightsbridge store. This spectacular ‘best of’ presentation is accompanied by five unique new pieces produced in collaboration with Jaguar as a groundbreaking celebration of contemporary design and craft.
Konstantin Grcic, Brioni, Alfredo Häberli, Sou Fujimoto, Hermès, Mary Katrantzou, Zaha Hadid Architects, Harry Winston, Isay Weinfeld, Paul Cocksedge, Michael Anastassiades, the late David Collins, Barber Osgerby, Naoto Fukasawa, Louis Vuitton, Sam Hecht and Poltrona Frau, to name a few, will be on display at Harrods until 22 October. They will be joined by five new concept products – by Moritz Waldemeyer, Neri & Hu, Mathieu Gustafsson, Fredrikson Stallard and Salvatori & Jaguar Advanced Design – which explore Jaguar’s design language and advanced technology.
Mark Briggs, Harrods’ Store Image Director: ‘As world leaders in style, design and technology, we are delighted to be working with Wallpaper* and Jaguar to bring the Handmade exhibition from Milan to London for the first time. The world-renowned Harrods windows will present the unique designs in the perfect luxury space, for all to see.’
Julian Thomson, Jaguar Advanced Design Director: ‘This partnership with Wallpaper* is very exciting; it is a great opportunity to apply Jaguar design philosophy in new forms and to inspire a culturally diverse audience.’
Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief: ‘Our Handmade project is testimony to the power of good design, great ideas, creative collaboration and quality production. We are delighted to bring some of the best pieces from our annual celebration of art, craft, skill and vision to London – with the best British partners one could wish for: Harrods and Jaguar.’
Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar runs from 4 October until 22 October 2013.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X; harrods.com