Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014

//Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014

Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014

This year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair was better than ever. A fresh look, along with a larger number of new designers have given new energy to the Fair. Each year the Fair is held at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London which provides a suitably opulent setting for the jewellery and objects on display.

Livery Hall at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall
Goldsmiths’ Hall Entrance
Joanna Hardy talk at Goldsmiths Fair 2014
Goldsmiths Fair 2014

The Fair had a makeover this year, introducing a clean, minimal theme throughout all aspects of the Fair’s design. Designers’ stands were kept plain white, free of any images, and the ornate red carpets of Goldsmiths Hall were covered with cool grey carpet to create the mood of an art gallery. The more austere design allowed the jewellery to take centre stage.

Shoppers at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014
Trying on a ring at Goldsmiths Fair 2014
Trying on jewellery at Goldsmiths Fair 2014
Trying on a ring at Goldsmiths Fair 2014
Joanna Hardy talk at Goldsmiths Fair 2014

It was brilliant to see some fresh new faces at the Fair this year. There were more new designers than ever before – 34 to be precise, along with 10 bursary winners. The quality and variety of work at Goldsmiths is always inspiring, and it’s great to see support for talented new makers. This year Architect Zaha Hadid selected her favourites from the exhibition, a few of which can be seen below.

Shivani Patel at Goldsmiths Fair 2014
Designs by silversmith Clare Malet
Filigree designs by Stepan Terteryan
Zaha Hadid Selects designs from Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014
Charlotte Duckworth Goldsmiths 2014

Goldsmith’s Fair is a highlight for me each year. It’s an honour to exhibit among the best designers in the UK, and always a pleasure to do so in such a magnificent location. I’m looking forward to next year already!

Images: Goldsmiths’ Company