Artefact 2022The contemporary craft fair at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London 10 - 15 May 2022Artefact, is a contemporary craft fair which brings the joy of the handmade to an audience of designers, architects, collectors and enthusiasts, illustrating the increasing importance of craft to the interior design industry. It features objects of astonishing artistic merit courtesy of a host international galleries in the Design Avenue. An accompanying programme of specialist talks and demonstrations helps bring the contemporary craft to life.
Dalia James is a London based woven textile designer and hand-weaver. Dalia often references early twentieth century design, artistic movements and philosophies in her work, and uses simple geometric forms to explore how colours interact with each other – resulting in bold, playful contemporary designs and artworks.
Dalia graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Woven Textiles in 2012.
In 2019 Dalia was selected for the Crafts Council's emerging makers programme 'Hothouse' and showcased her work at 'New Designers: One Year In' in June of that year.
With the renewed interest in craft, and weaving in particular, Dalia's practice has been featured in ES Homes & Property (June, 2019), Homes & Gardens magazine (Oct, 2020) and House & Garden magazine (June, 2021).
In 2021 Dalia was awarded an Arts Council of England 'Developing Your Creative Practice' grant to further develop her practice.
Cavaliero Finn will be debuting a new collection of Dalia's work at Artefact 2022.