British metal design is coming to London with the opening next month of the Metal Gallery in Mayfair, which will showcase the work of metalsmiths and stage temporary exhibitions on jewellery, architecture and sculpture. The gallery’s first exhibition, Ladysmiths, opens on 5 June and presents the designs of six female silversmiths, Ane Christensen, Tara Coomber, Ndidi Ekubia, Rauni Higson (candlesticks pictured), Justine Huntley and Yvonne Reouf Smith. The gallery was founded and designed by Francis Raeymaekers.
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