What are the implications of closing some of the most respected furniture courses in the country? We are in a state of flux and no one really knows where we will end up.
There are people like us everywhere. People who, for whatever reason, discover a passion for furniture and decide to make it a career choice. Furniture perverts we called ourselves: people who chair-spot in films, look underneath the seats of restaurants, talk endlessly about whether Italian design is better than Scandinavian design. We are the people who, as teachers, pass on our passion for the subject to the next generation. Until now. Where will our passionate and talented furniture students study? What will happen if graduates for the jobs market dry up? What will be the impact of that on our furniture industry?
Join us for a lively debate about furniture design education, when we will be asking a panel of educators to present their cases describing what they think the future holds.
Dr Lynn Jones
Lynn Jones associates and Former Head of Department of Furniture, Bucks New University
City of Oxford College - Rycotewood
Design Tutor, Birmingham City University
Head of Programme for Design: Product, Interiors, Furniture at York St John University