Arts & culture

Discovering furniture from Scotland’s top makers

Adjust/Adapt exhibition showcasing Scotland’s finest furniture makers goes digital

Lead image: ‘Tales From the East’ desk by Mike Whittall

The Scottish Furniture Makers Association (SFMA) and Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) have partnered on a major upcoming group exhibition. A go-to for discovering craftspeople around Scotland making unique, quality furniture, the SFMA holds a major exhibition annually – and this year it’s going digital.

Woven oak stool by Isabelle Moore

Running from 27th March – 24th April 2021, the exciting new members exhibition is now presented online via The Scottish Furniture Makers Association and the City Art Centre websites, showcasing work by makers, designers and artists working across Scotland with a creative response to how domestic interiors are being adapted in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and climate emergency.

The exhibition will feature selected work from 25 SFMA members including Isabelle Moore, Daniel Lacey, Chris Scotland, Duke Christie, Angus Ross and Gavin Robertson. The extensive show includes a hugely diverse range of bespoke pieces, from ‘isolation chairs’ to ‘love desks’ and from drinks cabinets to room dividers, with many pieces crafted using local, sustainably sourced materials.

Skewed writing desk by SimonWhatley. Image: Robert Pereira Hind

Adjust/Adapt will be accompanied by a series of online events featuring a range of industry representatives which each set out to explore, engage and empower on key issues facing the creative industry including: Covid recovery, early-stage career development and sales. Full details on the events will be available via the City Art Centre website.

Adjust / Adapt opens on Saturday 27th March and runs until 24th April 2021 via www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk

Watson Hogg