Jonathan Rose Design is showing at Aberdeen Art Fair from 7th to 9th September. The fair is in the Beach Ballroom. Jonathan Rose Design will have with the Attentive seating collection, now in Ash and upholstered in aniline leather. You can buy your tickets here.
Jonathan will also be at Design Junction in the Barge House 20th to 23rd September with a new range of the Attentive seating collection. Follow the story here.The Bargehouse has plenty of atmosphere and is now an established exhibition venue. The Attentive collection will be showing itself in a completely new light, suitable for such a place.
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.
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.
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
The full collection of tables, chairs and a stool are showing at Custom Lane Gallery for the first time. Hope you get a chance to see them before they are shown at London Design Fair, Truman Brewery stand L02, 21st to 24th September.
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
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.
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’.