Evolution of Tradition, a new exhibition of contemporary bespoke furniture, designed by some of the UK’s most distinguished craftspeople, will launch this autumn at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour from 2nd-5th October.
The exhibition represents a collaboration between The Furniture Makers’ Company and Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour to host a selling exhibition of luxury furniture designed and made by Bespoke Guild Mark holders.
The Bespoke Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, recognises excellence in furniture design, materials, craftsmanship and function.
The established designer-makers and new talent from the British craft scene present will include Matthew Burt, Byron & Gómez, Jonathan Field, Marc Fish, Tim Gosling, Alun Heslop, Edward Johnson, John Makepeace OBE, Rupert McBain, Laurent Peacock, Jake Phipps, Angus Ross, Rupert Senior, Katie Walker, Waters & Acland and Waywood.
Claire German, MD, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, says: “Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour believes in the importance of investing in future talent and specialist skills. We support creative expression across the design agenda and we’re delighted to host Evolution of Tradition, showcasing the work of bespoke British furnituremakers, in association with The Furniture Makers’ Company.”
Richard Williams, Bespoke Guild Mark chairman of The Furniture Makers’ Company, adds: “With its strong roster of designer-makers, all brilliant, renowned names, Evolution of Tradition will undoubtedly be an unmissable event for buyers that demonstrates the world-class mastery of Bespoke Guild Mark holders.
“Every piece put forward for a Bespoke Guild Mark is stringently vetted and examined to ensure every aspect of the piece is well considered and represents the absolute pinnacle of British craftsmanship. Buyers will be hard-pushed to find another exhibition of designs from a collective of so many accomplished designer-makers.”