This year the CASS School of Design is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the ‘The London College of Furniture’ 1964-2014 with an exhibtion. The ‘Then and Now’ exhibition will be open to the public from the 28th November 2014 until 14th January 2015. For further details see here: http://www.thecass.com/news-events/2014/november/london-college-of-furniture-at-50
Readers may be interested to know about a fascinating exhibition currently on at the Sam Fogg gallery in London,W1: Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages. This rare functional pottery was described many years ago by W. B. Honey as the some of the most beautiful pottery in the world.
The collection of largely English and French items (including at least one pot from Dorset and a large number of tiles from a church in Somerset) has been assembled by Maureen Mellor of Oxford University over the last 20 years and is displayed at eye level with no glass barrier. You can view a selection of the exhibits here.
Entry is free and there is a fine illustrated catalogue at £20, see here. The show runs until May 16th.
If you haven’t already seen it, the V&A’s current exhibition William Kent – Designing Georgian Britain, will be of some interest.
“Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.” For more information see here.