Past Exhibition

50 Years of Dartington at Divertimenti

227-229 Brompton Road, SW3 2EP

16 September—16 October 2017

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Marking its 50th Anniversary in 2017, Dartington Crystal partners with Divertimenti to create a special event during London Design Festival that celebrates this milestone.

As the UK’s only remaining hand-made crystal and glass factory, Dartington has a unique heritage and place in the design of glass. Presenting 50 Years of Great British Glass Design is a collaborative event hosted by Divertimenti, a brand which represents the best in kitchenware and table top design.

To coincide with London Design Festival, Divertimenti will also feature a special window exhibition that showcases the design and manufacturing legacy of Dartington Crystal. It will tell the fascinating story of the birth of Dartington Crystal as a social enterprise in 1967, its charismatic first Design Director Frank Thrower and its survival through five decades of changing lifestyles and consumer tastes.

The creative process (behind the product design) is a fascinating story in its own right, and one which will be showcased at a special Divertimenti event on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 20th September at their Brompton Road flagship store.

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