22 July 2024, 21:14
By Furniture News Dec 15, 2022

UK design innovation in the spotlight at JFS

Made in Britain, which brings together close to 2000 British SME manufacturers united by the licensed use of the Made in Britain mark, is chairing a panel discussion on UK design innovation at the January Furniture Show (JFS) on 23rd January at Birmingham NEC.

The panel, entitled ‘Designed in Britain, Made in Britain’, will be moderated by Made in Britain CEO John Pearce, with speakers from Made in Britain member companies from across the UK furniture sector: Gresham lead designer, Stephen Parkinson; The Soho Lighting Company founder, Lee Lovett; and Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company founding family member, Harry Thompson.

John Pearce says: “I’m delighted to be kicking off 2023 with a focus on the remarkable innovations taking place in UK design and manufacturing. It will be an absolute pleasure to bring together our stellar ‘Designed in Britain, Made in Britain’ panellists at the Furniture Show in January.”

JFS show manager, James Howard, says: “We’re really excited to be welcoming the Made in Britain team onto the Furniture Talks stage at January Furniture Show. I think it’s so important for our buying community to have access to associations promoting British-made products.”

Greater Manchester-based Gresham has been designing office spaces and furniture for almost 50 years, and employs more than 250 people, while Soho Lighting Company founder Lee Lovett is dedicated to creating "beautiful and sustainable lighting". Sustainability is also at the heart of the carbon-neutral Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Co. 

The discussion will take place at noon on Monday 23rd January 2023, on the Furniture Talks stage in Hall 1. Register to attend the show here.

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