Celebration Week 2016: Friday, 19 February

Students presenting work-in-progress from Architecture BA, Product Design BA, Furniture BA, Jewellery and Silversmithing BA, Textile Design BA and BA Fashion courses, with a Fashion Show in the afternoon.

Critics: Architecture

Sigrun Birgisdottir
Dean of Design and Architecture, Iceland Academy of Arts

Lucy Pritchard
CASS PhD candidate

Ana Araujo
Intermediate Unit Tutor, Architectural Association

Critics: 3D

Toby Winteringham

For the past thirty five years Toby Winteringham has established a deep knowledge and understanding of the design and manufacturing processes required to produce some of the outstanding pieces of contemporary furniture seen today. The general style is simple and clean lined in both solid timbers and veneered. Toby’s work covers all aspects and includes bold marquetry with natural and coloured veneers to create patterns and borders. Some, shaded with hot sand, for a trompe l’oeil effect.  

“In all my work I enjoy interplay of the various elements in the design. I love solving the problems of how they relate to become greater than the sum of parts.”

Three of his pieces have been awarded Guild Mark Certificates, from The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in England, for outstanding design and craftsmanship.

A recent development has seen Toby collaborating with daughter, Grace, at Patternity whose background is in textiles to produce exciting cabinet, table and mirror designs.

Toby has exhibited widely and teaches both in England and the USA.

Susie Lee 
Bespoke Manager Alex Monroe Jewellery

In her role as Bespoke Manager Susie Lee oversees all bespoke commissions at Alex Monroe Jewellery. Working directly with clients to create one-off pieces uniquely tailored as unique and special pieces just for them. Susie also heads the design and production of AM Goldcrest collections, working exclusively in solid gold and platinum to create a line of jewellery that is sold to stockists both in the UK and Internationally. Names such as Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwick are London based and with stockists across Europe, the USA, Australia, Asia and Japan their portfolio is diverse and eclectic. Current projects include a collection for Buckingham Palace and past collaborations range from Coco De Mer, Anthropologie, Penhaligons, Nike and The Foundling Museum.

Kit Miles

A graduate of The Royal College of Art, Kit Miles has established his brand in a career that has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. Kit has gained an international reputation for remarkable attention to detail and a flair for colour that is stunning in his super-real language of design. Kit is a strong believer in hand-drawn techniques to gain fine line and dynamic shapes and images. He has collaborated with Vitra to create fabrics to cover the famous Eames elephant chairs and has won acclaim through his award from Dulux, soft furnishings for Heals and press coverage from World of Interiors, the Financial Times and Elle Decor Italia. He counts Liberty and Groucho Club among his clients. Excellence and the ever-expanding universe of dynamic imagery are his guiding principles in the evolution of his personal style.

Tim Simpson

Glithero was formed by the partnership of Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren. They create products, furniture and time based installations that celebrate making as a method of creation to describe moments, movement and the ephemeral beauty of the creative process. They work in a broad range of media and consistently challenge the perceived expectations inherent in materials and technologies through innovations in process, form and utility. With machines that dip wax to make candles in a strange and beautiful dance to the 10 metre long poly concrete table, a poured linear exploration of colour and chance, their work has an ethereal quality that exposes the resonance of the making process in objects that are simultaneously sophisticated yet simple, accessible and thoughtful.

Hut structure by Doug Eckford

News details

AM and PM Architecture
Location Room CE1-16, Central House
PM 3D, with Fashion Show
Location 2nd floor Boulevard, Central House