Louise Boyland

Having re-trained and changed career herself, Louise Boyland has been ideally placed to offer realistic and practical advice to those who come to SDR also looking to change their careers.

After leaving her IT job in the City, Louise began her new journey into furniture, design and fabrics...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> WOOD – The Living Material
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An exhibition and talk showcasing six artists and craftsmen who use wood to handcraft contemporary pieces that traverse function, art and design. Exhibiting artists and craftsmen include: Ted Jefferis, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Luke Hope, Max Bainbridge, Abigail Booth and Jane Crisp.

Through...

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The New Craftsmen presents Processing Lichen, an exclusive new collection of patinated bronze furniture by industrial artist and designer Charlotte Kingsnorth. The exhibition continues until 29 June.

Featuring bold, architectural forms, this new collection showcases Charlotte’s...

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Learn how to upholster a stool during the Shoreditch Design Rooms’ open weekend, taking home your finished piece. Sunday 12 May offers the opportunity to take part in a mass upholstery ‘make-a-thon’ to benefit a local charity.

Shoreditch Design Rooms is a busy and vibrant upholstery...

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9 May
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Meet the craftsmen at luxury British bed makers Savoir Beds. Handmade from completely natural materials using traditional techniques, each of their beds is a testament to great London craft.

Savoir resists the myriad challenges to quality sleep with beds made to the highest standards of...

<em>Edit Event</em> ColoRing by Jo Nagasaka for Artek at The Conran Shop, Marylebone
8 May
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The Conran Shop proudly presents the UK exclusive of Jo Nagasaka’s ColoRing collection for Artek. Designed in celebration of the centenary of Finnish-Japanese relations, and featuring Artek classics such as the Stool 60 and Bench 153B, each piece is treated with Nagasaka’s uniquely colourful...

<em>Edit Event</em> Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness
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This summer, artist/designer Yinka Ilori’s first public realm artwork, Happy Street – commissioned by Wandsworth Council in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture – will transform the railway bridge on Thessaly Road in Nine Elms.

In anticipation of the bridge’s makeover,...

<em>Edit Event</em> Tour of Spencer House with Ben Bacon, Carver and Gilder
8 May
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A rare opportunity to view the elegant neoclassical interiors of Spencer House with Ben Bacon, carver and gilder, who helped restore the house to its 18th century grandeur.

Spencer House is a rare survival of an 18th century London aristocratic palace. Built for the first Earl Spencer...

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9 May
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Visit Carl Hansen & Søn as they introduce the Kaare Klint collection as part of their exclusive flagship store range. See weavers demonstrate part of the process of creating the iconic Faaborg Chair.

Kaare Klint inspired a new generation of designers, including Arne Jacobsen, Mogens...

<em>Edit Event</em> Tactility: An Exhibition by Emma Lacey Ceramics and Jack Trench Bespoke Kitchens
9 May
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An exploration of tactility in design and fine craftsmanship as seen through the evolution of Emma Lacey’s Everyday tableware range and the JT Classic bespoke kitchen design by Jack Trench.

Emma Lacey and Jack Trench consider the importance of tactility in their work and how the...

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SCP presents a collection of products that contextualise their unique approach to designing and making.  As well as an exhibition of Floris Wubben ceramics and a demonstration of upholstery making, the brand hosts a talk between ELLE Decoration...

<em>Edit Event</em> Masters of Making: Making Sustainable Furniture
9 May
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The Odd Chair Company’s Design Director James Cook leads a breakfast talk on the history of furniture making, as the company celebrates 50 years of hand-making furniture and crafted upholstery.

Celebrating 50 years of hand-making furniture and crafted upholstery, this family-run...

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9 May
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Enjoy an introduction to the LANSERRING workshop in Riegersburg, Austria from the comfort of the brand’s Notting Hill studio. Using immersive VR programming, CEO Bernd Radaschitz showcases how LANSERRING is marrying a century of heritage and craft with today’s innovative technology.

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Battersea Power Station hosts a large-scale woven installation made from repurposed construction waste materials by Monica Cass of par-avion co. and Claire Potter Design, which highlights the sustainable management of construction waste on their Phase II site.

Battersea Power Station...

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Visit Jamb’s showroom to see their new collections of traditional lighting, furniture and chimneypieces. The showroom captures the classical English country house aesthetic at the centre of the Jamb design ethos.

Jamb has built a reputation with the world’s leading architects and...

<em>Edit Event</em> Head, Hand & Heart: A Celebration of Creativity and Making
9 May
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Join writer Charlotte Abrahams in conversation with Franco Ceccotti, founder of Ceccotti Collezioni. From its base in the Tuscan town of Cascina, discover how this world-renowned company creates pieces of furniture that are considered ‘functional pieces of art’. Followed by a Design Discovery...

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Design hotel Sea Containers London hosts an installation of sustainable furniture and accessories by Bethan Gray in partnership with Nature Squared, showcasing luxury craft pieces made from industry byproduct materials such as scallop shells and goose feathers.

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Andrew Tomlin

I am a woodworker based in Bermondsey. I established A.D. Tomlin Furniture in 2012, motivated by the practice of good workmanship and the responsible use of materials.  I strive to provide a service that implements advice and collaboration to bring about a product that is beautiful, reliable,...Read more

Emma Leslie  

Emma is a designer and furniture maker, practicing from her workshop in London, where she also runs The New School of Furniture Making, teaching evening and weekend courses.  

She studied Fine Woodwork at the Building Crafts college where she became the first women ever to win the...Read more

JackJames Furniture

JackJames Furniture are the designer/maker duo of Jackie Brett-Holt and James Read. We graduated from the Building Crafts College Fine Woodwork Diploma in 2014, and due to our similar design aesthetic decided to join forces.

We enjoy interesting storage and furniture solutions for London...Read more

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