Featured Designer – Henriette Lofstrom

 Black Traingle collection

Her Danish heritage is apparent in this minimal yet strong aesthetic, & her design process reflects a great respect for the traditional values of the silversmith. With an emphasis on these skills and a high level of craftsmanship she designs and creates each prototype from her Hackney studio with the aid of patience, nice music and a strong set of eye glasses.

Production is kept in-house not only to ensure that the same exacting standards of quality and design are translated to each finished piece, but also due to the designer’s desire to produce sustainable and responsible fashion jewellery. Despite this emphasis on sustainability & traditional craftsmanship, Henriette Lofstrum jewellery has enjoyed great commercial success. Her statement and show pieces have been worn by the likes of Jessie J, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, and Kylie Minogue amongst many others, & the brand has always sold in carefully selected stores. Read more

Featured Designer – Josephine Nirmala

 

Raintree beaded vintage necklace

Sanskara Designs was borne serendipitously when a new found hobby went rapidly out of hand.

Turquoise beaded necklace

Designer Josephine says, “My love for traditional silver jewellery has taken me on this journey where I now source vintage/antique silver pieces and string them with gemstones & beads, old & new to create what I think is sheer poetry. Each of my pieces are unique and I only ever make one of each design as I try to retain the uniqueness of each piece. My inspiration comes from my eastern roots and my travels across the globe. Read more

Featured Designer – Billie M Vigne

BMV pyramid ring copper catseye

The handworking of metal is of paramount importance to BMV Jewellery – everything is worked by Billie from aluminium, copper, brass, bronze and silver sheet, wire and tube, often recovered from scrap yards. Traditional metalsmithing techniques are used, and the material of construction is emphasised, its characteristics and supposed ‘flaws’ – the natural qualities of the metal – are celebrated.

These concerns; longevity, intrinsic value and explicit use of materials, form the nucleus of BMV Jewellery and inform all of Billie’s pieces. Load yourself with the Earth’s elements and make war on perfection! Read more

Featured Designer: Karina DeLirio

Karina DeLirio is an evolving collection of original and handcrafted jewellery. Each design juxtaposes single organic elements into harmonious designs, creating a moving piece of jewellery that has a subtle sound with every person move. The designs are bold and unique but at the same time comfortable to wear.

Karina Delirio necklace

Karina Delirio used precious metals and stones to create a signature style where she translates her interest for  harmonious interaction between the person wearing it and the jewellery.  she always look for ways to allow the person to express himself or herself thought the work she makes. One of the unique features of her work is the movement created by the small and repetitive elements combine with an organic design. Read more

Featured Designer – Flora Wallace

Flora Wallace is a designer and maker who explores narrative, meaning, and place through ceramics. She engages directly with the landscape by taking impressions of surfaces and textures of places themselves. As in the making of chutney, her work attempts to capture aspects and qualities of seasonal moments and specific points in time and space. She is currently working on a series of seasonal vessels, these vessels come with a guide to the british flora in an attempt to encourage the user to forage.

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Featured Designer: Martin Tomsky

Laser cut wooden animalsMartin Tomsky creates illustrative, relief pieces built up from layers of laser cut, stained plywood. These range in size and shape from very small items of jewellery to much larger, bespoke artworks. Each piece is hand assembled to create a beautiful, organic object that bridges the gap between craft, illustration and sculpture. Read more

Join us for festive frolicking at the Christmas Fair

Christmas Markets London 2014

We are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall this festive season for our Christmas Market Showcase, with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated home-wares, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more.

All your Christmas shopping under one roof! Explore around 70 (!) stands of exquisite British manufactured designs, from the obscure to the divine, even that ‘hard to buy for’ person will have something perfect waiting for them.

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Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show Recap

Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show was a hit! We had a whole selection of talented designers exhibiting with us again, and it was great to see some old faces coming back for our second event!  There were some really unique and out-there pieces on display at the autumn show, we were so excited to see some of the truly amazing stuff our sellers had to offer. In case you missed it, we got very snap happy with the camera, so here’s a few photos from the event for you to browse.

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Gabor & Patricia

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Applications NOW OPEN For The Christmas Market Showcase

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Applications are now open for the Intrigue Emporium Christmas Market Show

Final deadline for designer applications – Midnight Sunday 5th October 

Places are limited, Apply today!

Get into the festive spirit! This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday December 7th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious festive hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops. Read more

Featured Designer: Monaara

Moaara mark scarf

Monika is a fashion designer & an emerging artist. Originally from Delhi and recently moved to London, she was born and brought up in a family that traded fabric for a living since 1960s. After Growing up being neighbours envy wearing her mum’s hand-stitched and dare to wear silhouettes from leftover fabrics, she went on to study Fashion Design in the year 2000 and spent formative stages of her career at major Indian design houses like Satya Paul and Vasari. Read more

Bringing the Tasties: Vegan Sweet Tooth

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Of Italian origins, Giancarlo is a professional chef with over 20 years of working experience in the catering and hospitality industry.

He has been living in London for the past 13 years, and during this time he has built a solid experience in a wide and varied range of restaurants and businesses. Just to mention few of them: Oxo Tower restaurant in South Bank, with fusion cuisine; and The Eagle, the first Gastro Pub in London, with a typical Mediterranean cuisine, offering a new menu every day. Read more

Featured Designer: Katie New Jewellery

celeste enamel earrings

Welcome to KT New jewellery, a collection of sensual, rich and contemporary jewellery pieces. Each piece is imaginatively conceived, designed and hand-crafted from my London based studio.

Using innovative techniques, structures and clasps, Katie creates jewellery with natural forms that loop and curve with architectural simplicity.

The work is strongly influenced by the exotic nature of botanical gardens. The unique pieces capture the ephemeral and natural in permanent structures formed from precious materials. The leaf embossed texture is a signature style which is complemented by strong geometric shapes and delicate wire structures. Read more