John Makepeace Furniture Designer and Maker
21st Century Furniture II -
The Arts & Crafts Legacy
A Selling Exhibition of Recent Works by Today's Furniture Designer Makers
Sunday 28th March - Sunday 24th April 2010
John Makepeace will showcase his work at the exhibition featuring his dining table, Vault (see image to the right).
Vault articulates the extraordinary properties of indigenous ash as a structural material.
Liberated from the rectilinear forms predicated by traditional industrial processes, here the principles of sculpture, science and structural engineering in timber merge.
at The Millinery Works, Islington
Exhibition opening times -
Tuesday to Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm (closed over Easter)
The Millinery Works Gallery
87 Southgate Road, Islington, London, N1 3JS
0207 359 2019
National Gardens Scheme - Open Garden Days
Beaminster, June-August 2010
6th June, 25th July & 29th August
John and Jennie Makepeace will be welcoming people to their gardens in Beaminster on a series of open days to support the charity, National Garden Scheme.
at Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, home of Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace
Visitors will recognise John as a talented furniture designer and maker but they may not realise that he also is a talented garden designer. His newly built Bridge Garden combines grasses and other architectural plants in a secret but dramatic retreat.
6th June, 25th July & 29th August; 11am to 5pm
Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB
See the NGS web site -
, for further information.
John Makepeace speech at American Furniture Society conference
18th June 2010Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace will be addressing an audience of leading furniture makers and designers in the United States in Boston on 18th June. The conference is entitled Fusions - Minds and Hands, Shaping Our Future.
His provocative presentation to furniture designer makers will encourage the more intelligent and sustainable use of indigenous timbers, always a 'hot potato' in the States where exotic materials are still used as a status symbol.
More information can be found on the The American Furniture Society's web site -
John Makepeace -
A landmark retrospective exhibition of the work by John Makepeace, sponsored by the Arts Council, shows John's furniture over the 50 years of his career.
Co-ordinated by the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the exhibition is touring major galleries across the UK.
Enriching the Language of Furniture
|18 Sep - 29 Oct 2010||The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF|
|7 Nov 2010 - 1 Jan 2011||Harley Gallery, Worksop, Rotherham, S80 3LW|
|14 Jan - 5 March 2011||Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ|
|16 March - 15 April||Somerset House, London|
|25 April - 16 July 2011||Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS|
|10 Sept - Nov 2011||Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB|
John Makepeace at the Victoria & Albert Museum
The Power of Making
6 September 2011 - 2 January 2012
British Design 1948-2012 - Innovation in the Modern Age
31 March - 12 August 2012
More information can be found on the Victoria & Albert Museum web site -
John Makepeace and the National Gardens Scheme
2012 House & Garden Open Days
May 20th, July 15th, September 2nd
Group visits by appointment
Perspectives: Patrons and Contemporary Objects
21st June - 31st August 2013
Contemporary Applied Arts
89 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX
More information can be found on the Contemporary Applied Arts website -
Goldsmiths' Company Pavilion
26th - 29th June 2013
Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
The Goldsmiths' Company Pavilion is London's premier summer destination for innovative and inspirational design, with over 100 of the top jewellery, silver and furniture designers working in the UK.More information can be found on the Somerset House website -
and the Goldsmiths' Company website -