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Innovative Furniture to be Showcased In Clitheroe

Inside out folding stool tomoko azumi
SITTING PRETTY – An innovative folding stool by Tomoko Azumi is one of the exhibits at Inside Out.
Published Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A bedside table made of industrial felt and able to muffle an alarm clock is to be displayed in Clitheroe.

Inside Out: Furniture from the Crafts Council Collections showcasing the work of significant makers spanning four decades opens at the award-winning Platform Gallery on 30 April.

The exhibition, which has toured the UK, features 24 ground-breaking pieces, including a chair made in 1978 by Alan Peters OBE and work from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s by celebrated makers Richard La-Trobe Bateman, Floris van den Broeke, Tom Dixon and Tomoko Azumi. 

Also featured are Fred Baier’s display unit Megatron-Whatnot-Etagère, which uses pioneering freeform bending, and a bedside table by Michael Anastassiades made from industrial felt and able to muffle an alarm clock if more sleep is required! 

Platform Gallery supervisor Helen Creswell said: “Furniture-making has traditionally considered function and ergonomics, yet some of these pieces ignore such considerations.

“They cover a range of materials, including recycled plastic bottles, corrugated cardboard, acrylic, glass fibre, oak and metal.

“And the exhibition offers visitors a unique insight into the pieces and their makers through accompanying archive material, including drawings, oral histories and films.”

The Platform Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm. Inside Out runs until 9 July and further details are available on 01200 425566.

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