BRISTOL UPHOLSTERY COLLECTIVE EVENTS 2022

FESTIVAL of SUSTAINABLE UPHOLSTERY & INTERIORS

12th - 13th August 2022

 A festival of talks, demos, and trade networking events with our associates in craft and design.

Over 100 statement chairs on exhibition.

VENUE: Paintworks Bristol 

' Are we sitting Comfortably?'



The perfect excuse to get together.

Our aim is to unite independent upholsterers, bringing them out of isolation to share skills, network and socialise. The future of the sustainable furniture industry is in the hands of the independent upholsterer.

We are here to empower the upholsterer!

Join us for what promises to be an exciting weekend of inspired exchanges of knowledge, stories, tips and tricks from our network of enthusiastic creatives, makers and experts.

Whether you are an upholstery student, fledgling company, commercial set up or simply chair obsessed and care about the planet, we look forward to welcoming you.....

 

" We're delighted to partnering with Bristol Upholstery Collective to provide training and work experience for those interested in discovering a talent for creative upholstery and sustainable furniture industries."

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Babbasa inspires and supports under-represented young people in Bristol to pursue their ambitions through skills training, professional mentoring, events and recruitment support services. 

 Join us!

Celebrate the sustainable future of the independent upholsterer...

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THE CHAIR PARTY

12th AUGUST 2022

12pm - 7pm

Selling sustainable to the conscious consumer...

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ECO Influencers

13th AUGUST 2022

10am - 5pm

The future of a sustainable furniture industry...

Info & Tickets


DAY 1 - The Chair Party

FRIDAY 12th August 2022

12am - 7pm

Celebrating the collective power to sell sustainable furniture to the conscious consumer.

Browse the statement chairs for sale and network with your fellow makers & interior designers. DAY 1 discusses Social enterprise, sustainability, consumer attitudes, the future of the furniture industry, shopping local, empowering your upholsterer and saving the planet.

Who knew chairs could have such a huge impact?!

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DAY 2 -ECO Upholstery Influencers

SATURDAY 13th August 2022

10am - 5pm

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Delving into the future of the furniture industry, what are we to be aware of? What sustainability requirements are we responsible for? What is in our control and what is not? How do we create impact and deliver services in the best possible way?

#foamfree2023

The power of petition

How to be an ECO Influencer

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Upholstery Exhibition 2022

12th -13th August 2022

Bristol Upholstery Collective is an Association of Master Upholsterers Training Centre providing the industry qualification and creating livelihoods.

Every year we exhibit the incredibly skilled and hard work of our Diploma students to celebrate their successes and unique styles.

FREE entry is granted to those who have event tickets.

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Demonstrations & Tasters 2022

12th -13th August 2022

During the weekends events our Bristol Upholstery Collective Team and Associates of the upholstery & interiors Industries will be sharing their processes and techniques.

You can find the experimentation station where alternative materials and processes are encourage to be 'played with' whilst discussing usage amongst your fellow upholstery enthusiasts.

We learn by making mistakes and playing. Lets see what we can re-design for the future.

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Artist & Interactive upholstery 2022

12th -13th August 2022

Enjoy the playful approach to upholstery!

Share your 'Chair Stories' in an interactive Chair Art work exploring our connection and fascination with our favourite chairs and the perspective we get when we choose our seat.

Marvel at the momentous stitch work from BUC Upholstery Tutor, Thomas Evans, whose work has been previously exhibited and whose articles can be found in the latest copies of STUFF STITCH Magazine and The Guild Of Traditional Upholsteres.

More upholstery Artists TBC...

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TREAD Talks 2022

12th -13th August 2022

We believe in sharing great ideas and celebrating individual approaches to the craft of upholstery.

Many upholsterers have a specialist interest, an area of expertise or an approach they are exploring.

We are inviting you! The everyday upholstery enthusiast to share with us a quick 5/ 10/ 15 minute talk about you and your upholstery angle, on our ...

'OPEN MIC' style stage hosted by Leigh-Anne Treadwell.

No pressure, no scary auditorium seating -just a gathering of fellow supporters to encourage developmental ideas and share knowledge and passion.

Have you got an idea you want to bounce?


The stage is yours!

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Let us know when you'll be attending the event and submit your idea

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THE CHAIR PARTY

12th AUGUST 2022

12pm - 7pm

Selling sustainable to the conscious consumer...

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ECO Influencers

13th AUGUST 2022

10am - 5pm

The future of a sustainable furniture industry...

' Are we sitting Comfortably?'

Student Awards Night        PRIVATE EVENT

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 13th August 2022

7pm - 9:30pm

Celebrate with us!

Study your diploma with us this SEPTEMBER!

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More day events, talks, and Demos TBA...!

Share in our Collective passion for upholstery.

Be the first to hear of new event dates and courses enrolling online...

With HUGE Thanks to our Sponsors....

We have been able to offer sponsorship to young underrepresented people from                                     to enhance the accessibility of new talent to the future of the sustainable furniture industry.

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