Welcome to the London Met AMUSF Upholstery showcase 2021!
Drumroll please... We're delighted to present this year's exhibition of our students' finished upholstery projects.
Treat yourself to browsing the work of our AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers) Modern and Traditional Upholstery short course members below. Whilst the past year has certainly been an unusual one, the 2020-21 final-year cohort didn't fail to surprise us with its continued all-round passion for producing wonderful pieces of upholstered furniture. Beautiful, elegant, classical and funky, these daring chairs are perfect proof of hard work, creativity and flair paying off.
You're invited to join us in admiring the high-quality of work produced over the course of the year. We're proud to take this opportunity to share their work with you.
The School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University has a history of teaching creative skills to makers and artists from the local area and beyond, which stretches back to the 1800s. Upholstery has been taught at London Met, previously The London College of Furniture (which made up part of the wider institution), for the last 120 years.
The upholstery courses aim to give an in-depth understanding of the craft. They are professional courses teaching students the necessary skills to undertake both modern and traditional upholstery. The emphasis is very much on traditional skills, rounding off to modern techniques used today.
Learning is ‘hands on’ and student-led. Once students have been taught the fundamental techniques of upholstery, they are encouraged to complete their own projects (on show here). The facilities and equipment available to the students at London Met, along with the expert knowledge of our tutors, give the students the confidence and skills necessary to further themselves both within the upholstery industry and as designer/makers.
The courses are supported by the Worshipful Company of Upholders, who annually sponsor awards recognising the outstanding achievement of individual students. The University has been granted Associate Membership of the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF). In September 2015, the University became an AMUSF-approved training centre, offering their accredited professional qualification programme in Modern and Traditional Upholstery.
A special thanks to our course team
Together with the students of the course we'd like to say a huge thank you to the brilliant team behind this course for all their work and dedication!
Rachael South (course leader)
If you have any questions about short courses in upholstery at London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design don't hesitate to contact us.
You can visit the AMUSF Modern and Traditional Upholstery short course page to find out more about studying AMUSF upholstery at stages 1, 2 and 3.
Our short courses team is also on hand to answer any questions you might have about joining a short course at London Met. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7320 3422. Office hours are 9am - 5pm.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Join us for an open day
Want to find out more about this short course at London Met? Join our tutors for an open day. You can register for our AMUSF upholstery open day here. We have two upcoming events on Tuesday 25 May at 11.30am and 6pm. We look forward to meeting you there.
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Keep up-to-date with news from the course and check out more examples of students' upholstery work by following @upholstery_ldnmetarts on Instagram.
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AMUSF Modern and Traditional Upholstery (short course)
This course is part of the AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers) professional qualification programme.