Tuesday, 12 November 2013

MADE - Brighton's contemporary design & craft fair

It's time for another guest post and today we welcome Anne-Marie to give us a preview of MADE 2013...

MADE BRIGHTON is the city’s annual contemporary craft and design fair which takes place in the beautiful Corn Exchange at The Dome. Now in its 8th year, MADE BRIGHTON offers the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional pieces of craft and design direct from the best local and national makers and has become firmly established as a friendly, accessible and top quality fair. Over 5500 visitors visit the fair, the majority of whom return year on year knowing that the work on show is well worth viewing.

This is what visitors in 2012 said …
  • Like pearls for the eye! 
  • Great work, lots of lovely things I LOVED the show! 
  • Beautiful things, very talented people 
  • Very high quality, bigger next year please 
  • Wonderful selection, will definitely come again

Pieces by Tammy Child

The majority of exhibitors are from the UK, but fresh talent does come from further afield too. Look out for Karl Sweeney’s beautiful tambour boxes made from European hardwoods and Angela Hope’s lovely retro handbags. This year some fantastic furniture designers are bringing their pieces to the show; Justin O’Brien’s wooden furniture inspired by the flow of nature, blacksmith James Prices’ forged steel and glass tables, and Jorunn Hustoft’s knitted beanbags which are perfect for winter hibernating on, are all sure to be a hit with visitors. The fair showcases over 100 makers and designers; from unique glassware to luxurious textiles, functional ceramics to dazzling jewellery, and tailor made clothing to quirky accessories. This is the perfect opportunity to Christmas shop for unique gifts as well as indulging in some treats for yourself.

Mercury Table by Justin O'Brien

The Private View takes place on Thursday, 21 November and is by invitation only, although a few tickets are available to buy in advance for those people keen to see the work before the show opens to the public on Friday. Tickets on the door cost £7.50, with advance tickets available via the MADE BRIGHTON website for £6.

The Dome café will provide a place for visitors to relax and take refreshment. With so much work to see, many people like to make a day of it, spending the morning viewing work, stopping for a bite to eat, then returning to continue shopping. It’s a wonderful day out!

22nd – 24th November 2013
Friday 11am – 7:30pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Address: Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD
Tickets £7.50 on the door, £6 in advance via the MADE BRIGHTON website.
Children under 14 free

Thanks Anne-Marie, see you there! 


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