EXHIBITION : February 16, 2017 — May 20, 2017.
Modern Twist: Steam bent furniture by Joshua Till
Joshua Till, our 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner, puts a contemporary twist on a traditional craft with his new minimalist collection. Celebrating the integrity of wood, each piece draws together steam bent beech and ash to create simple, functional design pieces with a Modernist edge.
The use of steam to bend wood is an ancient process historically used to produce the hulls of boats, to make tools and weapons, and more recently, to make furniture. Economically and environmentally responsible, this technique has enabled Joshua to experiment and develop a new, exciting collection for his first ever solo exhibition.
Far from the Bentwood chairs normally associated with this process, Modern Twist revitalises this early technology through innovative construction suited for the 21st Century home.
FREE Launch Event, Thursday 16th February, 6-8pm
Join us for refreshments and live music from MCDC resident DJ Ailsa McLaggan of Living Room Dance Club.
“For his first ever solo collection, Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner Joshua Till presents a collection of steam bent furniture – recouping an ancient technique with elegant results.” creativetourist.com
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