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St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen

New furniture installed at St Machar’s Cathedral

July 2018

The Luke Hughes team has just installed new furniture at the recently refurbished St Machar's Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland, of which includes a set of Charterhouse benches and bespoke choir frontals in solid European oak. 

Originally a Norman cathedral dating back to 1131, the building has gone through many transformations up until today. It is an example of a fortified kirk, a term describing a building which was a cathedral prior to the Reformation. The latest refurbishment included new flooring in the nave and work in the chancel. 

Learn more about our previous Places of Worship projects.








Matching Patron and Maker: Celebrating 300 years of Chippendale

Celebrating 300 years of Chippendale

June 2018

On Thursday 7 June 2018, we opened the new exhibition 'Matching Patron and Maker' with the Master Carvers' Association. Featuring seven new music stands masterfully designed and made by members, the exhibition celebrates 300 years of Thomas Chippendale, Britain’s foremost furniture designer and maker.

Chippendale established his famous Covent Garden workshop in the 1750s, not far from where we are now based. His exceptional work continues to shape the identity of craft and design in the capital and beyond.

Like Chippendale’s furniture, the music stands are both functional and sculptural objects. They are shown alongside a selection of additional members carvings. 

During the exhibition, we hosted two evening viewings where guests enjoyed a recital from music troupe 'ArchiCantuor: Singing for the Architectural Heritage'. The recital included a chamber poem entitled 'Quartet' written by the acclaimed Dr Paul Munden. The recital commemorated the occasion by reflecting on the designs of the seven music stands, combining the themes of earth, water, fire and air with the muses and myths represented in the stands.

By popular demand, the exhibition dates have been extended to Friday 15 June 2018 at Luke Hughes. It then continues at the Ossowski Gallery, Burton Constable Hall and the Leeds International Festival. Find out more.

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Matching Patron and Maker: Celebrating 300 years of Chippendale

New exhibition opening this June

May 2018

Matching Patron and Maker: Celebrating 300 years of Chippendale

The Master Carvers’ Association is pleased to present ‘Matching Patron & Maker’ – a new exhibition celebrating the life, work and lasting legacy of Thomas Chippendale, Britain’s foremost furniture designer and maker.

Chippendale was born on the 5th of June 1718, and this year his tercentenary is being celebrated around the country. Since establishing his famous Covent Garden workshop in the 1750s, his exceptional work continues to shape the identity of craft and design in the capital and beyond.

A suite of seven music stands have been masterfully designed, carved and made for the exhibition and will be put to use for recital performances on selected evenings during the London Festival of Architecture 2018

#chippendale300

Info:

8–13 June
Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm
Sat & Sun by appointment

7 Savoy Court
London WC2R 0EX
+44(0)20 7404 5995

To register interest or book an out of hours appointment get in touch via patronandmaker@gmail.com.

Stay up to date by following 'Matching Patron and Maker’ on Instagram and Twitter.

With special thanks to:
Alan Marsh, DKT Artworks, The Carpenters’ Company,Chippendale 300, Huon Mallalieu, Lennox Cato Antiques, Luke Hughes, Moss & Co Timber Merchants, Ossowski, Parabola Workshops, Simon Kidd and Tomasso Brothers.








Luke Hughes at Leighton House Museum; bespoke sideboard

Experts in Conversation: Luke Hughes at Leighton House Museum

April 2018

On Wednesday 9 May, join founder Luke Hughes at the Leighton House Museum to celebrate London Craft Week 2018.

Luke and Senior Curator Daniel Robbins will discuss how the Luke Hughes team created a copy of Lord Leighton’s original dining room sideboard. This promises to be a fascinating talk on design and craft.

Info:
9 May 12:30 - 13:30
Booking necessary, £9

Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
London
W14 8LZ

Click here to learn more and book your ticket.








Furniture designer job

Join the Luke Hughes team: Furniture Designer

March 2018

Are you a creative, collaborative furniture designer with an appreciation for outstanding architecture? You could be the perfect fit for our team.

We are seeking a degree-calibre furniture designer with solid experience in bespoke furniture design and manufacture to support our expansion into the overseas market.  The ideal candidate will have completed a relevant degree and will ideally have between one and three years’ experience. Applications from recent graduates and candidates with relevant work experience will also be considered.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

Closing date: Friday 29 June 2018

Click here to learn more.







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