Tea and hats at the Dorchester

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Tea and hats at the Dorchester

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As part of London Craft Week, Rachel Trevor-Morgan and myself will be talking about the craft of millinery at the Dorchester Hotel, We are honered to be presenting our talk in the gold room, whilst guests can enjoy tea and cakes.

Since opening in 1931, The Dorchester has served one of the finest afternoon teas in London. Experience this tradition with us, see some of our creations and learn about our craftmanship, whilst enjoying an opulent setting with an elegant and welcoming service. The Dorchester is a proud member of the prestigious Tea Guild, and this year is one of the unique places to celebrate London Craft Week.

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A London icon steeped in history, The Dorchester lends a special distinction, originally designed by Oliver Ford in the late 50’s and refreshed by Alberto Pinto in the 1980s, a team of specialist designers were enlisted to restore the space with a sympathetic modernisation to it’s former impressive interiors. A restoration by Alex Kravetz Designs Ltd in 2011 intended to recapture the opulence of Oliver Ford’s original 1930s design. Redesigned with a lighter colour tone, the room’s existing birdcage chandelier has been replaced with a crystal cage chandelier complete with murano glass birds within (shown above) . The listed ceiling design has also been fully restored with a white gold leaf, being one of my favorite spaces within The Dorchester.

Tickets aviable from London Craft Week webside.

Come to savour the history of The Dorchester while listening to our own stories our love of millinery and it’s craftsmanship.

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