'Ryecotewood in conversation with Michael Buick, Gareth Neal, Lucy Kurrein, Tomoko Azumi and Raw Workshop: The Future of Making in a Digital Age'

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Emilie Jones

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Clerici Learning Studio, Clerici, Headington Campus, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


This discussion, chaired by Michael Buick and Harriet Speed (current students at Rycotewood), will focus on the future of furniture making in a changing world. 

Raw Workshop

Raw Workshop produce high quality products and services and work with many corporate, education, local government and private customers.They employ, train and support people from communities who face prejudice and barriers to work.Over 85% of their team will be striving to succeed in the face of issues such as physical or learning difficulties, mental health illness, recovery from addiction and criminal histories.

Gareth Neal

Gareth Neal is a hands-on designer and maker, fascinated by process, whether that be with traditional tools or the latest computer controlled router. This, combined with a fascination of historical techniques and aesthetics, roots his design within a specific context with rich narratives and contextual reference points. Good design emanates from a depth of knowledge of the medium, and an ability to reconsider it for a contemporary audience.

Lucy Kurrein

Lucy Kurrein is a designer in high demand. Having worked for renowned design houses such as Matthew Hilton and PearsonLloyd, Lucy now has her own London studio and collaborates with renowned international furniture brands including SCP, Capdell, Joined+Jointed, and Molinari – the latter of which saw the creation of the exclusive Rondo collection.

Tomoko Azumi

Tomoko Azumi graduated with a masters degree in Furniture Design from the Royal College of Art in the mid-nineties. Following her studies she formed the AZUMI design studio with her then partner Shin Azumi, before founding TNA Design Studio in 2005 - a furniture, product, exhibition and retail interior design consultancy.