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Learn about the importance of furnishings in this creative interior design workshop. ‘Furniture as Art - Designing Statement Chairs’ is an exciting collaboration, brought to you by the director of Bristol Upholstery Collective, Leigh-Anne Treadwell and art advisor of Art & People, Claudia Kennaugh.

Our experts will be presenting the theory and thought process behind eliciting and commissioning one-of-a-kind statement chairs, talking through the consultation process of identifying style, tuning into your taste and understanding how you want the chair to feel in your home. Gain practical knowledge of fabrics, sourcing and specifying.

**During this exciting half day workshop, you will discover:**

- What meaningful art feels like and the important role it plays
- Find your true taste using a toolkit to identify style
- Build confidence to make bolder, less safe choices
- Learn how to juxtapose styles confidently
- How to plan the practical application of upholstery
- The techniques to emphasize and accentuate chair features
- How to recognise fabric types, their usage and suitability

This course is ideal for those offering interior design consultation or upholstery services to help elicit your customer's taste and requirements, sustainably so they can own chairs with meaningful connection and a story to tell.


About the workshop hosts:


Leigh-Anne: BBC One TV Upholsterer

BBC One TV Upholsterer, otherwise known as ‘The Chairy God-mother’ works her magic on chairs rescued from landfill, turning them into unique art items. Her love of intuitive design and playful use of colour has won awards in education and interiors. Her energy, passion and drive attract clients who specifically want to share in her passion for creative upholstery.


Claudia Kennaugh - Founder of Art & People:

Founder of Art & People, an art advisory service offering guidance to artists and collectors. She co-runs Hollywood Road Gallery in London and has curated fairs and exhibitions with artworks from all over the world. Art & People supports the professional development of artists with coaching, tutorials and workshops. Claudia curates private art collections, helping collectors to buy, frame and hang art that they love with her community of artists.


Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Level: Beginners & Improvers

Location: Bristol Upholstery Collective, 186 Wells Rd, BS4 2AL

Cost: £75

Furniture as Art - Designing Statement Chairs Saturday 25th November 2023