Exhibitions

Flock 2017

Jonathan Rose Design is showing at Flock Fringe this year in partnership with Belinda Rose Weave and Buchanan Food. On show is a new collection of Christmas Textiles, the Attentive Collection of furniture and some tempting treats from Buchanan Food, all at the Colour Bothy, Hirn.

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Flock Fringe is a new idea. It expands the reach of Flock to people working nearby in their own studios. Two venues are participating: The Colour Bothy and Heckleburn.

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Scottish Furniture Makers annual exhibition

This year the Scottish Furniture Makers Association  annual show is being held at Custom Lane, Leith. I will be showing my Attentive chairs and stools in partnership with 17 other independent furniture makers from the association.

Sat 4th – Sun 12th November
Admission Free

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 9am-5pm
Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 11am-4pm

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Exhibitors include

Janie Morris, Anna Nichols, Angus Richardson, Digby Morrow, Adrian McCurdy, Max McCance, Micheala Huber, George Potter, Daniel Lacey, Jonathan Pang, Stephen Finch, Chris Scotland, Gavin Robertson, Alan Dalgety, Angus Ross, Ross Samson and Simon Whatley

Here are some pictures of the show

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London Design Week

Here we are for real – lots of interest in the simple lines and how the chairs support you for the activities you enjoy or need to do. Here are some visitors doing just that.

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There’s a lots of stress in building a stand at LDF – but of course Sitting Firm is here to help. Sara loves her job. Not sure about it myself.

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Jonathan Rose Design will be on Stand L02, 1st Floor Hall T3-C and the stand should look like this. Come and have a chat, see what’s on offer.

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Edinburgh Exhibition

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here are some pictures from the show.

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this corner looks about right – the red chair hides that ugly plug socket but we can’t do much about the ceiling piping. These pieces can be used to try out before they are purchased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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this side shows the prices and each piece on a plinth – not to be sat in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is a most discerning visitor. She appreciate the design and functionality. Modern living at its most candid.

 

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May 2017 update

It has been a fulfilling 15 months since my last post.

The main event has been the exhibition ‘After the Storm‘ , held in the John Hope Gateway Gallery of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. 12 cabinet makers from the Scottish Furniture Makers Association designed and made furniture using timber from the gardens blown down in 2012 by Cyclone Andrea. Oak, cedar, maple and chestnut formed the most usable wood. With the support of Forestry Commission Scotland, RBGE and members of SFMA, the exhibition became a celebration of creative talent.

Here is an image of the piece I collaborated on with Gavin Robertson – Gavin the experienced maker and me the designer. Always an interesting interchange when two creative people work together for common purpose. I hope we will have the opportunity to do this again.

Tsunami chart cabinet made from cedar and yew

Tsunami chart cabinet made from cedar and yew

Many people experience the rising of water, albeit gently but inexorable, over the parapets designed to protect.

The exhibition closes on 28th May.

A book written to complement the event is available in the shop. It explores ecological change, resilience and renewal in the context of Cyclone Andrea and has pictures of the furniture.

In addition to the exhibition, a bench for the gardens has been sponsored by the MS society  (Edinburgh and the Lothians) and made by Angus Ross. It is to be a place of reflection and a destination for visitors. The MS Society were particularly supportive of this project because people who have the condition have had to make major adjustments to their life and adapt to new expectations.

 

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Aberdeen Art Fair – September 2014

The Aberdeen Art Fair 2013 had a very strong presence from the furniture makers. The stand attracted plenty of interest, whilst Tom Cooper showed us how to sell furniture when he took the prize for ‘largest pieces sold’.

We’ll all be there again on 6 and 7 September 2014, at Aberdeen Music Hall. Follow the link for more information.

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Scottish Furniture Makers show in October 2014

I’ll be at the annual show of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association in the John Hope Gateway gallery at Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden from 2nd to 19th October 2014.

This is a fabulous new venue at the heart of a specialist world, and a brilliant showcase for makers’ work, giving them an opportunity to show what they are able to do.

Put the dates in your diary and I look forward to seeing you there.

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Attentive launching

And here she is to face the world.

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Come to SECC Glasgow 23rd to 26th May stand L445 and see it in the flesh – or is it wood?

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New chair to be unveiled at the Ideal Home exhibition Glasgow – May 2014

Come and see the launch of my new chair. Something a bit special, something useful and a bit different. Every designer has a chair in them and this one was just waiting to come out. I’m seeing it as more than just a one off.

It’s light weight, beautiful, portable, ergonomic.

Come and see it at the Ideal Home Exhibition at Glasgow’s SECC, 23 – 26th May 2014 stand L478.

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