Young Furniture Makers' Exhibition

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Furniture Makers' Hall, The Dutch Church, Austin Friars

Last week, I wrote about The Learned Clerk's and my visit to Furniture Makers' Hall. We were back this evening, with the Mistress, for the Young Furniture Makers' Exhibition. The Exhibition spilled across Austin Friars in to the Dutch Church. The Church is the oldest Dutch language church in the world and was founded in the mid sixteenth century for Protestant refugees but, unfortunately, it was bombed in the Blitz. The present Church was completed in 1954. There is a delightful coffee bar in the basement and well worth visiting during a City walk.

The Exhibition displayed the work of very talented and innovative furniture makers who are still at college or have recently graduated and starting their careers. The craftsmanship of several pieces was quite extraordinary and it was a privilege to chat to the exhibitors and enjoy their enthusiasm for their craft. A memorable evening enjoyed in the company of great talent and several visiting masters.