News and Events - Inspired Exhibition 2015

Wednesday 15 April 2015

The Inspired 2015 selling exhibition of contemporary furniture and modern silver is a unique collaboration between The Furniture Makers' Company, the furnishing industry's charity, and the Festival of Silver organisation, held at the Goldsmiths' Centre in Clerkenwell from 19-21 May, during Clerkenwell Design Week.

The Furniture Makers' Company represents many of the UK's finest contemporary bespoke furniture makers, while Festival of Silver brings together the best designers and makers of modern contemporary silversmithing in Britain. The leading exhibition sponsor is The Goldsmiths' Company. The new exhibition room at the Goldsmiths' Centre is the perfect setting to display these contemporary crafts together.

Programme of talks:

The speakers' lunchtime programme complements Clerkenwell Design Week's theme of Design. Each speaker will talk about their own career and the role of design within it.

Tuesday 19 May - 12.45-1.45pm

Malcolm Appleby MBE is the country's leading silversmith art-engraver.

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Wednesday 20 May - 12.45-1.45pm

Rebecca De Quin is a leading designer, artist-silversmith and lecturer at the Royal College of Art in silver and mixed media.

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Thursday 21 May - 12.45-1.45pm

Barnaby Scott is a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. He lectures on the unusual combination of CNC technology and highly skilled hand-craft at Waywood Furniture Creation.

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The furniture makers include Nick Allen, Tim Chadsey, Philip Dobbins, Marc Fish, Robin Furlong, Martin Grierson, Luke Harding, Edward Johnson, Daniel Lacey, Marcus Mindelsohn, Georgy Mkrtichian, Simon Pirie, Ben Rawlinson, James Smith, Jonathan Walter, Barnaby Scott, and Edward Wild.

The silversmiths include Lasse Baering, Bishopsland Trust silversmiths, Alan Craxford, Rebecca De Quin, James Dougall, Jenny Edge, Wally Gilbert, Karina Gill, Rebecca Hill, Rebecca Joselyn, Marion Kane, Martin Keane, Esther Lord, Brett Payne, Martyn Pugh, Justin Richardson, Carolyn Stephenson, Thalen & Thalen, Charlotte Tollyfield,


Contact: British Silver Week