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It was a pleasure to be invited to talk at the fifth edition of the biennial Making Futures Conference. Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. Spanning a weekend the conference is run by Plymouth College of Art and brings together a diverse community of artists, craftspeople, designer-makers,  maker movement enthusiasts, campaigners and activists, curators and theorists to respond to the biennial topics.

The Making Futures Journal from this conference will be published in easter 2018.




London Design Festival 2017 saw us unveil our completed commission for Our Lady of Victories Church in Kensington. Over the last 2 years, Gareth and Chris Eckersley have worked on the creation of original pieces, collaborating with the Parish and the UK’s leading craftsmen in wood, brass, and stone. Through these collaborations they pay homage to the historical linear-age of these crafts and materials. The result is a contemporary sanctuary for a modern Parish.

The church welcomes everyone and is open to public but please refer to the website to check when services are taking place.

16th September 2017  – Onwards

Our Lady of Victories Church

235 a Kensington High Street


W8 6SA




We are thrilled to be featured in the latest edition of Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution. A seminal publication from cultural trend commenter and author Lucy Johnston. The book features work from seventy international designers, artists, and craftsmen who combine the digital fabrication techniques with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create cultural artefacts and products.

Messums Wiltshire

MATERIAL: Wood – Design & Inspiration

The Jack Cabinet will be showcased as part of MATERIAL: Wood – Design & Inspiration,a fantastic exhibition hosted at the Messums in Wiltshire. This second materials-led exhibition shifts the focus to wood as a source of inspiration in art and design and will feature works by modern masters including Grant Aston, Fred Baier, Emma Buckmaster & Janet French, Sebastian Cox, Chris Eckersley, Thomas Heatherwick, Luke Hope, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, David Nash, Howard Phipps, Jonty Sale, Petter Southall, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Jago Treays, Jeroen Verhoeven, William Warren and Nic Webb.

11 August – 3 September 2017
Messums Wiltshire
Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury

Tanween Workshop 2017

We were delighted to participate in another Tanween Workshop. The Tashkeel program is an intensive development workshop for innovative emerging designer working from the UAE. Each design lab is a fertile ground where participants develop skills with the guidance and collaboration with the guest lead mentors.

International Hokuriku Kogei Awards

The International Hokuriku Kogei Awards held in Toyama Japan celebrates the advancement of craft culture and promotes artists, makers and designers. Gareth has been shortlisted for the prestigious award this year for creating exquisite pieces of wood furniture and objects which exemplify ingenious methods of fabrication, both through automation and hand techniques.

The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects at Sommerset House

This unique exhibition centres on the power of imagination, narrative and storytelling within design. 30 contemporary designers, artists and makers have been invited to become the new, 21st century Fellows of the Society, and create or contribute objects to this remarkable collection. These new Fellows’ designs will present ordinary objects with extra ordinary stories, or suggest playful and surprising modifications to familiar objects, reimagining our interaction with items we encounter in our everyday lives. The exhibition runs from the 5th of July to the 3rd of September, 2017.


Sommerset House
Terrace Rooms, South Wing

Crafts Magazine Summer 2017

Gareth has written a fantastic article featured in the July/August issue of Crafts Magazine entitled Intellectual Property and Theft regarding the issue of copyright in design. He elaborates on the topic of creative rights and how important it is for artists and makers in the design community to be aware of them.

Design / Art Basel 2017

The year’s most exciting Design Art fair is less than a month away! We are thrilled to be a part of this event, bringing beautiful and inspirational furniture and design objects to an international stage. We have fantastic pieces being exhibited at Todd Merril Studio(booth G31) and with Sarah Myerscough’s Gallery(booth G27). The exhibition runs from June 15th to 18th, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased here

Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel