Talk on 22/02/2019: The Arts and Crafts in the Digital Age by Luke Hughes
Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, 24 major cathedrals, 5 royal palaces, and 2 Supreme Courts.
Much of the production has, for over 30 years, been carried out in the Broadway area, by former employees of Gordon Russell Ltd, some of whom will be in the audience. Recently, Dick Russell’s iconic Coventry chair design was re-engineered, licensed and put back into production; 1600 were made for the chapel at Valparaiso, Indiana.
His talk will look at the continuing relevance, in a digital age, of the Arts and Crafts principles that informed the work of the Cotswold tradition of furniture making of which the GRDM is so much a part’.
Ticket price £10 – £5 for GRDM Friends – free for GRDM museum volunteers. Click here for booking form