Inside Sarabande’s annual foundation dinner at The Standard


Sarabande Foundation and The Standard celebrated the immeasurable power in building creative communities and supporting fearless artistic talent this evening Monday 6 November with a special event at The Standard, London.

Woven was an evening of culture, food and festivities raising funds for the Foundation, bringing attention to the brilliant diversity of artists and designers supported by the charity. It was hosted at the hotel’s stunning 10th floor restaurant Decimo, with designer and long-standing friend of Sarabande, Giles Deacon as host. Guests included:

Giles Deacon, Marina Abramović, Mark Sanders, Tim Walker, Letitia Wright, Hannah Redmayne, Maverick Sabre, Lola Bute, Maxim Magnus, Yinka Ilori, Alex Eagle, Mark Wadhwa, Bianca Saunders, Jack Guinness, Harry Lambert, Bettina Korek, Sandy Powell, Sarah Burton, Aiysha Hart, Camilla Lowther, Charles Aboah, Debra Shaw, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Hikari Yokoyama, Jonathan Akeroyd, Julie Akeroyd, Rhea Dillon.

Sarabande Artists also attended including Rosie Gibbens, Daniel Roseberry, Michael Stewart Dunne, Paolo Carzana, Sam Rock, Izaak Brandt.

Guests enjoyed a sublime supper experience with installations and films. The room was filled with interwoven, bold fabrics suspended from the ceiling, and each table was dressed with plates by exceptional creatives from Tim Burton to Daniel Roseberry of Schiaparelli, pots by Sarabande alumni Camilla Hanney, as well as unique sugar and lead ‘stained-glass’ sculptures by recent Sarabande artist-in-residence, Sophie Lloyd. The playful sculptures, specially commissioned for the event, included caricatures of some of the evening’s special guests – from Sandy Powell to Yinka Ilori. The sculptures were raffled off at the end of the evening.

Trino Verkade, director of Sarabande, said: “Woven is a moment to celebrate our rich creative landscape. At Sarabande we encourage our artists to build peer-to-peer communities so that together they are more resilient and open to more opportunities. Our artists are strong individually, but when they support each other or collaborate, their energy is unrivalled. We are so pleased to have expanded our studios to Tottenham recently, and the funds raised this evening will help Sarabande to continue to provide space and support for fearless creativity.”

Elli Jafari, EVP, Operations Europe & America, added: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Sarabande Foundation at The Standard, London with this year’s Woven celebration. We find common purpose with Sarabande’s mission to provide emerging artists with the resources they need to grow and are happy to be able to offer our dynamic spaces to aid in continuing this work.”

This is Sarabande’s fifth event as part of their ongoing partnership with The Standard, with previous fundraising events also taking place at The Standard, High Line and The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. Champagne was provided by Dom Perignon.

Sarabande’s bone china plates designed by Alexander McQueen, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Jake Chapman and Sir Ridley Scott are available to buy in sets of two for £149 from Sarabande’s store House of Bandits. New to the collection, Sarabande is proud to present designs by Tim Burton and Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli.