Paris Essex in "Processing Lichen" at The NEW CRAFTSMEN

We are really excited to be a part of “Processing Lichen” , the new show at The New Craftsmen in Mayfair, London- opening 2nd May

For London Craft Week 2019, The New Craftsmen will present ‘Processing Lichen & Other Matter’, a group show co-curated by designer and artist Charlotte Kingsnorth exploring rebellious manifestations of method and material.

We are in very good company with some of the most exciting craftspeople and designers in the UK.

Alice Walton

Max Lamb

Attua Aparicio

Dawn Bendick

Tess Morley

Alexander de Vol

Joe Hartley

Adam Ross

James Rigler

Anthony Bryant


We Guest Edit Cent Magazine!!   Paris Essex had a fantastic time selecting some of our favourite inspirations for an issue of the brilliant free online Cent Magazine . The theme of the issue is Real Life and Role Play.  This is a reflection of the two sided approach that we have. Reality is important as  we see life in an unpretentious, practical  down to earth way, but we always juxtapose with playful, unexpected , unpredictable, silly or subversive, decorative or fanciful

Loads to read and see including articles about lesser known pleasures like   The Hackney Clown Gallery and Museum and Donna Maria's Maypole  as well as designers and artists we know and/ or love - Knitters Freddie Robins, Sam Barsky    and lots more. Great interview with Louise melchior our fave photo-collaborator , and a chance to see some of her other work too!!


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Paris Essex x Louise Melchior photo collaboration in hARTSlane group show

Exhibition Open | 9-21 March 2018, Friday-Sunday, 2-6pm
Artists talk & performance | Wednesday 21st of March, 6-9pm

As part of ROOM 6.3 / Dear London (November 2017-May 2018), hARTslane is presenting New Narratives, where we celebrate the empty, forgotten buildings in London and imagine a new use for them, a new relation between people and space, where humanity is at heart.
The show brings together architects, designers and artists who are invited to present projects and ideas where empty unusual spaces are reconfigured and used for social rather than economic benefit.

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