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SCP's House of Upholstery

London Craft Week 2017

During London Craft Week, SCP present a collection of products that contextualise their unique approach to designing and making. Additionally, a live demonstration in upholstery making will take place alongside a talk hosted by Sam Walton, Editor of Hole & Corner Magazine, with Matthew Hilton, Philippe Malouin and Lucy Kurrein.

SCP has always walked the line between craft and design. We continue to utilise British craft based skills in many of the products they create – including traditionally made upholstery pieces from Norfolk, terracotta tableware from Suffolk, ceramics from Stoke-on-Trent and textiles from Yorkshire.

For this exhibition, SCP presents a collection of products that contextualise their approach to designing and making. These include a new sofa from Matthew Hilton, an armchair from Philippe Malouin, lighting designs from Reiko Kaneko and a selection of product highlights from the SCP archive.

For the duration of the show, SCP presents a live demonstration of upholstery making, with makers from their specialist upholstery factory in Norfolk in attendance.

Sam Walton, Editor of Hole & Corner Magazine, will be hosting a talk with SCP designers, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Philippe Malouin. Alongside a Q&A, Sam Walton will discuss craft, design and sustainable furniture making.

Talk – Booking necessary via [email protected], free.

4 May: 19:00 – 20:00

Experience the master upholsterers in action with two live demonstrations on 5 May. Join the team from Coakley & Cox, SCP’s own upholstery factory, as they build a Balzac armchair from scratch. There are two demonstrations happening, the first at the Geffrye Museum from 10am to 12pm, then from 1pm they will be at the SCP showroom.

As part of the Geffrye Museum’s Second Sitters exhibition, SCP’s upholstery factory will upholster one of Matthew Hilton’s iconic Balzac armchairs live throughout the morning. Alongside, upholsterers from the Second Sitters show will work on an identical frame, their frame is a blank canvas to upholster in their own styles. Second Sitters will be upholstering live throughout the day. Completed chairs will be on display for the remainder of the exhibition.

Exhibition – Booking not necessary, free,

3 – 6 May: 09:30 — 18:00
7 May: 11:00 — 17:00