Mappin & Webb 240th Anniversary Event
Celebrating Silver: A Goldsmiths’ Fair Preview
This year Mappin & Webb celebrates its 240th Anniversary. To mark this significant milestone the brand is hosting an exclusive preview of contemporary silver from the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair. The 13 silversmiths featured represent the newest and finest works in contemporary British silver, in a fitting event designed to celebrate Mappin & Webb’s silver history and royal warrants.
In 1775, Mr Jonathan Mappin opened a small silver workshop with the mission to create
the most beautifully crafted silverware for English high society. Throughout the years,
Mappin & Webb has become synonymous with excellence, craftsmanship and all things truly British. The brand holds two royal warrants as Silversmiths to both Her Majesty The Queen
and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
This unique retail event marks a new collaboration between Mappin & Webb, the Goldsmiths’ Company and Contemporary British Silversmiths, and offers a unique preview of the designer silversmiths who will present their latest designs at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair this coming September.
The event at Mappin & Webb’s Flagship store at 132 Regent Street will run from 29th June
to 28th July 2015.
About Goldsmiths’ Fair
Goldsmiths’ Fair is the UK’s foremost selling event for contemporary jewellery and silver, created and run by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Recognised internationally,
the Fair is a celebration of the best of British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent and
a treasure trove of creativity, design innovation and superb craftsmanship.
Over two weeks, this unique public event draws collectors, design lovers and luxury shoppers from across the globe to the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall, to browse the latest collections
of the most exciting contemporary design talent in Britain. Curated by a panel of experts,
Goldsmiths’ Fair features 168 exceptional designer-craftsmen from independent workshops around the UK. Every item exhibited is hand-made with extraordinary skill and artistry.
22 September to 4 October 2015
About Contemporary British Silversmiths
Contemporary British Silversmiths is the only professional body exclusively representing UK silversmiths both nationally and internationally. The association was set up in 1996 with the aim of raising the profile of the unique craft of silversmithing through public exhibitions. In promoting the design and creativity of the silversmith, it has worked closely with institutions such as the Goldsmiths’ Company, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Christie’s London and the Silver Trust Collection at Downing Street to create bespoke exhibitions that support its aims of promoting contemporary silver to a global audience.
About Mappin & Webb
Mappin & Webb has an undisputed heritage of excellence in the craft of silverware and fine jewellery, which has been at the heart of affluent English society for over 240 years.
Royal Warrant holders since 1897 and marking some of England’s most significant cultural moments, today we are proud to maintain the warrants as silversmiths to both Her Majesty
The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design,
Mappin & Webb produces everything from exquisite jewellery pieces to elegant silverware, watches, glassware and unique lifestyle accessories.