Fantastic night at Stephen House with the launch of issue 1 of UphYours Zine. Great to catch up with familiar and new faces.
New Design Britain invited some of its alumni to show and give an award to this years graduates. This year features Alexander Mueller, Liam Treanor, Hannah Stanton, Dan Schofield, James Harrison, Richard Bell and Cristiana Ionescu. In February the New Design Britain panel of expert judges selected a shortlist of 30 designers, 5 from each […]
If you pick up the latest copy of Homes & Antiques Magazine, you’ll find my work in the ‘Antiques of the Future’ spread. I am incredibly chuffed and thankful to Belinda Kelly for bringing the article into being and to Kaisha Fiszer for photographing and filming me and my work. If you would like to […]
Second Sitters were delighted to be part of the One Hundred Words, for Fiera issue 1. Our poem was written by Dave Clements and illustrated by Assa Ariyoshi. Fiera magazine was launched in December 2014 by Confessions of a Design Geek’s Katie Treggiden and magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie. Following a successfull Kickstarter campaign, the 168-page debut […]
Curated by Bridget Harvey, Michael Hurley, Karen Richmond and Maiko Tsutsumi. The Department of Repair explores (re)making through fixing, repairing and mending. The project reframes the theme of ‘repair’, exploring its identities and its potential as an environmentally/socially engaged practice. The project aims to create space for broader interpretations of repairing, fixing and/or mending practice, […]
Tent invited Second Sitters to host a project space at Tent this year. Here are a selection of images from the event which included live upholstery, materials exploration and an interactive piece the ’20 Centimes’ chair. Thank you to fellow Second Sitters, Polly Granville and Rachael South for taking part and keeping the spirits up […]
Hannah and Jude are currently working hard to bring together Second Sitters No.2. A live working upholstery event will be taking place during London Design Festival followed by an exhibition later in the year. To keep up to date will all things Second Sitters subscribe to on the website for updates and show invites.
I spent Christmas working on a furniture commission for Hailo in their new headquarters at Somerset House. Commission for SAM Architects. Here’s a little taster. Look out in my projects page for the completed project images.
My experience of Interiors was of course with the sprawling multi roomed space at the Birmingham NEC. For the launch of Interiors London, four exhibitions were condensed into one. The exhibition environment, by Ab Rogers design didn’t disappoint – dramatic use of colour , shape and open areas enticing you in. After a flight from […]
The Second Sitters exhibition at the Cass has been a huge success. The love for the work on show from upholsterers and civilians alike has been overwhelming. Here is a selection of press clippings.
A large part of March was spent collecting, upholstering and photographing furniture for The Guardian Weekend Magazine. Hannah Booth editor of the space section in the magazine was looking for a more inspiring way to show off this seasons fabric and wallpaper collections.
Second Sitters, a new exhibition by Upholstery alumni of The Cass reveals that the traditional craft is increasingly attracting a new breed of more experimental artists and designer-makers.
Contemporary Upholstery: Techniques and Inspirations for Upstyling Your Furniture is a beautifully designed new book that combines straightforward upholstery techniques with detailed guidance on choosing and styling fabrics.
Upholstered wardrobe for ‘Diamonds and Toads’. ‘I am a Fantasy’ exhibition in collaboration with Margaret Harrison. The Girls new static performance evokes ill-fated heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. The enchanting tableau gives way to unnerving rumblings. At the PayneShurvell gallery, Shoreditch. 15 April – 21 May 2011. The Girls are emerging […]