HBL Retail: Liberty Selects for Origin

Friday, 1 July 2011

A transformation from 360mm diameter 201008 by Soungchuel Park

London department store Liberty has once again joined forces with annual craft fair Origin. The retailer's Buying Manager for Home and Gift, Michelle Alger, has chosen thirty pieces from exhibitors at the fair to star in a series of five windows which will frame the exterior of Origin's pavilion in September. Here's a preview of what will be on display.

Stoneware objets d’art by Azurer

Each window will correspond with a different theme at the event, such as Graphic or Texture. Alger said of the continuing collaboration: "I always enjoy attending Origin in my professional capacity as a buyer; I visit to make orders and commission work directly from the makers. Last year's inclusion of the event in the London Design Festival heralded a strong message about the desirability of contemporary craft.”

Raindrops by Sotis Studio Ceramics

Read all of our London Design Festival 2011 previews here.

Linear Concerto by Lee Myungjoo

Origin will be held at Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London, E1 6EW, from 22 to 28 September 2011. Day tickets are £10 each on the door (£8 in advance).

Wire Bowl by Joanne Bowls

Beaker Lineblend by James and Tilla Waters