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A discussion between Aidan Walker, author of the new book, Furniture in Architecture – the work of Luke Hughes, and the designer-craftsman, Luke Hughes.

This discussion follows the highly successful talk given by Luke Hughes to the Friends of the Museum in February 2019, The Arts and Crafts in the Digital Age. Luke and Aidan will discuss what turns a building from a functional construction into a coherent environment, how a building serves its purpose with elegance, efficiency and much more.

Furniture in Architecture is the first survey of the work of Luke Hughes and Company. It makes many references to the work of Sir Gordon Russell and includes a chapter on the Coventry chair.

Aidan Walker is an experienced cabinet maker, former editorial director of most of the UK’s professional design magazines, and a curator and presenter of numerous seminar and conference programmes in design and architecture. Luke Hughes and company has been described as embodying a craft-led renaissance in British manufacturing exploring the relationship between space, function, design, craft and the sense of place.

Furniture in Architecture – the work of Luke Hughes is published by Thames and Hudson. Copies signed by the author and Luke Hughes will be available for purchase from the Gordon Russell Design Museum's shop, Plane & Saw.

Online attendees will receive a Zoom link via e-mail before the start of the event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support the work of the Gordon Russell Design Museum.


Gordon Russell Design Museum

15 Russell Square, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AP

01386 854695


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Now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 11am and 4pm for pre-booked visits only. These reduced operating hours have been put in place to keep our visitors and volunteers safe.

Closed during January (open for group bookings by arrangement)

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