Inside Out: Furniture from the Crafts Council Collection




Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9.30am–6pm, Sun 12pm–6pm

Free Event


Crafts Council has teamed up with Habitat to launch Inside Out, an exhibition presenting key furniture pieces from the Crafts Council Collection. With works dating from the 1970s onwards, the Collection is a rich archive of making in the UK that embraces all the main craft disciplines.

The Crafts Council has teamed up with Habitat to launch Inside Out. This Crafts Council Collection Touring exhibition presents furniture made by some of the most significant UK makers from the 1970s to the 2000s including Fred Baier, Floris Van Den Broecke, Tom Dixon, Michael Marriott and Tomoko Azumi.
Inside Out alludes to the indoor/outdoor nature of furniture, this exhibition features furniture pieces with ‘inside’ spaces and offers a look inside the Crafts Council Collection. The pieces showcase a wide range of techniques, materials and processes from Jim Partridge’s bench, hewn from a single solid truck of green oak, Jane Atfield’s chair made from recycled plastic shampoo and washing-up liquid bottles, to Michael Anastassiades’ bedside table with felt storage pockets that muffle any noisy objects (such as alarm clocks) inside.

For over 50 years Habitat has been imagining life as it should be. Since our revolutionary beginnings in 1964 we’ve challenged conventions and shaped the way people live, making outstanding design accessible to all. We’re idealists and explorers at heart, travelling the world to discover new ideas and inspire our collections. We design things that are cleverly crafted and affordably priced but never, ever, simply the norm. We’re not for everyone, but if you want a contemporary home that’s a fun, well-designed habitat then chances are you’re in the right place.

Habitat has three London flagship stores on Tottenham Court Road, King's Road and Finchley Road as well as Mini Habitat stores and new stand-alone stores opening across the UK.

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