Friday, 15 May 2015

Getting Crafty

As many of you will have seen, Savoir were thrilled to have taken part in the inaugural London Craft Week - 'putting craftsmanship centre stage of the world’s creative capital'.

We teamed up with FAOLCHÚ, the brainchild of John Galvin of John Galvin Design, along with his business partner, Derek Wilson. The company makes handcrafted wooden furniture to an incredible standard in Scotland. John told us how the company use interesting characteristics within pieces of wood to create something really special and one of a kind.

John and Derek chat to Sam from Hole & Corner
We were pleased to welcome various members of the press, including Hole & Corner and Homes & Gardens, as well as guests from as far a field as Canada! It was great to show all of our guests a range of our beds, and even give them the chance to have a lie down!

Our skilled craftsman, TJ Brown was on hand making one of our No2 beds live in the showroom. Visitors were really excited to see the level of skill that is needed to create one of our pieces.

TJ chatting to Mimi from the London Craft Week team
We served a lovely spread of food throughout the day, offering yummy nibbles for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and we had the champagne on ice!

The event was very successful over all, with our guests getting a sense for the high level of craft that goes into our business.