SEKFORD Engraving Cutting Through Time

In a unique collaboration with Sekford, Salvatori, the Italian design company renowned for their work with high-quality stone, will be hosting an exciting project exploring the evolution of typography and lettering in stone.

Every day of the London Design Festival an expert lettercutter will be demonstrating their craft live in Salvatori’s Wigmore Street store. With each cutter taking inspiration from a particular period of epigraphy and working on a different type of Salvatori stone, they will produce a few characters that, by the end of the week, will form a full alphabet and set of numerals – charting a history of lettering in stone from ancient Greece and Rome through the Renaissance to Gill and Johnston, the Bauhaus and Post-Modernism. The project will demonstrate not only Salvatori’s expertise in stone but celebrate with Sekford shared values of craftsmanship, quality and a passion for the history of design.

SEKFORD Engraving Cutting Through Time Masonry

Event Details
London Design Festival
17 – 25 September 2016
26 Wigmore Street
Open from 9.30am – 5.30pm
Stone cutting from 1pm

17 Saturday
Ancient Greek
Eric Marland

18 Sunday
Imperial Roman
John Nash

19 Monday
Charlotte Howarth
20 Tuesday
Scotch Roman
Nicholas Sloan

21 Wednesday
Annet Stiring

22 Thursday
Gill and Johnston
Christopher Elsey

23 Friday
Mark Frith

24 Saturday
Phillip Surey

Hose of Stone John Pawson SalvatoriHouse of Stone by John Pawson for Salvatori

About the brands
Since 1946, Italian stone brand Salvatori has been sourcing high-quality marble from the ancient quarries at Carrara in Tuscany and advising clients the world over with a unique, in-depth working knowledge of their material. Known for its innovative design and techniques, the company has won a host of awards including the Premio dei Premi, presented by the Italian President for its outstanding contribution to industry, and was also recognised as the single most innovative brand in the stone sector in Italy in the 20th century. Salvatori has showrooms in London, Milan, Zurich and Sydney.

Sekford launched in 2015 and aims to reassess the conventional approach to the design of the modern dress watch by combining modernist principles with classic craftsmanship. Taking inspiration from an 18th and 19th century vernacular of inscriptions on gravestones and architectural lettering, the dial of their first range of watches, the Type 1A, uses Commercial Type’s Chiswick font, specially modified for Sekford to push the limits of dial printing technology. It is this passion for craftsmanship that Cutting Through Time will be bringing to life over the course of the London Design Festival.

22 — 25 September

Design Junction Sekford

Following the successful launch of the Type 1A, we will be supplementing the Sekford range with two new variations. A gold-plated case with a tan Bridle leather strap and a stainless steel case with a blue sunburst dial and black Bridle leather strap will join the existing four styles. The full range of Sekford watches will be exhibited at designjunction.

Sekford Type 1A

designjunction, now in its sixth year, is part of the annual London Design Festival. Relocated to an exciting new long-term home in King’s Cross, designjunction will be delivering a specially curated programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experience, events and workshops based upon the leading theme, ‘Immersed in Design’. designjunction is also working closely with the King’s Cross Development and Central Saint Martins, UAL on this year’s event.

Drop by and say hello!

Event Details
22 – 25 September 2016
1 Granary Square
King’s Cross

West Canopy

Open from
22 Thursday 11am – 8pm
23 Friday 11am – 7pm
24 Saturday 11am – 6pm
25 Sunday 11am – 5pm

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