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
at The Millinery Works, Islington

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.

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
at Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, home of Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace

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.

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.

Opening times
6th June, 25th July & 29th August; 11am to 5pm
Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB

See the NGS web site - , for further information.
National Gardens Scheme logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

John Makepeace speech at American Furniture Society conference

18th June 2010

Furniture 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 - .
American Furniture Society logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

John Makepeace -
Enriching the Language of Furniture

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.

Tour Dates
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
Arts Council England logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker Devon Guild of Craftsmen logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

Steele Raymond logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

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 -

 

Inspired

27th July - 4th August 2013

The Hayloft Gallery, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol BS41 9JN

 

National Gardens Scheme
Open House & Garden
Farrs, Beaminster, September 2013

15th September
at Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, home of Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace

John and Jennie Makepeace will be welcoming people to their house and gardens in Beaminster to support the charity, National Gardens Scheme.

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.

Plants for sale and light refreshments will be available.

Opening times
15th September; 11am to 5pm

Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB

For full information visit the NGS website - .
National Gardens Scheme logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

John Makepeace will be representing the UK at
Design Shanghai

February 27th - March 2nd 2014
at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

Design Shanghai will feature an extensive seminar program of prolific western and eastern designers, meeting for the first time to discuss the future of design.

A varied and challenging programme of seminars, debates, presentations and demonstrations will marry contemporary Western influence with modern Chinese creative ambitions.

For full information visit the Design Shanghai website - .
Design Shanghai logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

Dorset Art Weeks
Open House & Garden
Farrs, Beaminster, June 2014

Sunday June 1st
at Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, home of Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace

To raise funds for Dorset Visual Arts, furniture designer/maker John Makepeace and artist Jennie Makepeace invite you to their inspirational historic house and gardens, recently featured on BBC2's Gardeners' World - .

The house shows a collection of John's furniture and contemporary artworks. John's furniture was selected to represent the UK in Design Shanghai, earlier this year.

The four distinct areas of garden include Jennie's colourful potager with a new cleft oak fruit cage, the glasshouse and 'straw bale' retreat adjoining John's inspirational grass gardens, rolling lawns, sculptures and yew topiary.

Opening times
June 1st
11am to 5pm

Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB [enter through gate in wall adjacent to museum]

For more information visit the Dorset Art Weeks website - .
Dorset Art Weeks logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

National Gardens Scheme
Open House & Garden
Farrs, Beaminster, June to September 2014

June 15th, July 20th, August 17th & September 14th
at Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, home of Furniture designer and maker John Makepeace

John and Jennie Makepeace will be welcoming people to their house and gardens in Beaminster to support the charity, National Gardens Scheme.

Visitors will recognise John as a talented furniture designer and maker but they may not realise that he also is a talented garden designer.

Plants for sale and light refreshments will be available.

Opening times
June 15th, July 20th, August 17th & September 14th
11am to 5pm

Farrs, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB

For full information visit the NGS website - .
National Gardens Scheme logo - John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker

 

Crafts Council
Collect 2014: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

May 9th-12th 2014
at Saatchi Gallery, London

The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world’s finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. International galleries and selected Project Space artists will come together at the Saatchi Gallery.

"4 days of the very best collectible craft, 37 international galleries, over 400 artists. Ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, furniture, silver, fine metal work. See and buy the world's finest contemporary craft at the 11th edition of COLLECT, returning to the Saatchi Gallery from 9-12 May."

John will be exhibiting with the Joanna Bird Gallery ( )

Opening times
Friday 9th May - 12noon to 6pm
Saturday 10th May & Sunday 11th May - 11am to 6pm
Monday 12th May - 11am to 4pm

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY

For full information visit the Crafts Council website - .