Talk11 May 2022, 18:30 - 21:00
13-15 Golborne Road
From Tree to Table
Goldfinger launches a low-carbon furniture range, handcrafted from local trees felled due to weather-related incidents or development. Roddy Clarke hosts a discussion, ‘From Tree to Table’, with Goldfinger CEO Marie Carlisle, Saunders Seasonings and artist Darren Appiagyei. First-edition pieces are being sold to support the Goldfinger Academy.
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Goldfinger launches a new low-carbon furniture line. The collection is handcrafted in Goldfinger’s workshop at the foot of the Trellick Tower in North Kensington. Utilising hyper-local materials, the collection is made from timber sourced from trees felled in and around London due to weather-related incidents, disease or urban development. This not only saves the tree from being chipped or burned for biofuel, it sequesters carbon, and removes the need to cut down forests.
A collection that benefits both people and planet, the first-edition pieces are being sold to raise money for the Goldfinger Academy, creating more spaces in craft workshops for local residents on low income, and supporting Goldfinger’s apprenticeship scheme for local young people not in education, employment or training.
On Wednesday 11 May, Goldfinger hosts a launch event including a panel discussion, ‘From Tree to Table’. The discussion is chaired by Roddy Clarke, a journalist and speaker striving towards a circular economy, focusing his work on what true sustainability really means today.
Panellists include Marie Carlisle, CEO and co-founder of Goldfinger; Bruce Saunders, founder of Saunders Seasonings, an award-winning timber business based in London and Essex who produce low-carbon timber from trees felled in and around London; and Darren Appiagyei, a woodturner working with fallen trees.