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By Furniture News Jun 10, 2015

Exhibition to display the work of furniture designer makers

21st Century Furniture V – The Arts & Crafts Legacy will showcase the recent work of furniture designer-makers. 70 pieces created by 40 of the UK’s leading designer-makers have been chosen for this year’s exhibition.

The exhibition will run from Sunday 13th September until Sunday 10th October 2015 at The Millinery Works, 87 Southgate Road, Islington, with private views on Sunday 13th September and Tuesday 15th September at 6pm.

The exhibition, brainchild of Martin Grierson is the fifth in a series started in 2009, and has successfully raised awareness of the undiscovered talent of UK furniture designer-makers. The Millinery Works own collection of Arts and Crafts furniture offered contemporary makers an unprecedented showcase to display their unique pieces, and this exhibition again offers collectors a setting where the work can be discussed with the makers, and also the opportunity to discuss commissioning a piece of furniture that is tailored to their taste, lifestyle and budget.

Martin says: “In selecting the work for this exhibition we were looking to show that the spirit and ideals of The Arts and Crafts makers of the early 20th Century are alive and well and being developed, for today, by today’s designer-makers and expressed through new contemporary ideas and designs.”

John Makepeace says: “William Morris saw the Middle Ages as the springboard for a wholesome way forward. The dynamics now are forward-looking with new opportunities to achieve those same enduring values that continue to motivate today’s designers and makers. This exhibition offers a rare chance to see, to buy and to commission one-of-a-kind contemporary furniture.”

The Millinery Works are partners with the London Design Festival described by Boris Johnson MP and Mayor of London as “…the most vivid possible proof that London is the hub of the creative industries in the world.”

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