Craft in a digital age
On May 3, David Linley, Lord Snowdon, will discuss the role of craft in a digital age with Country Life’s Interiors Editor Giles Kime
As part of London Craft Week, which runs from May 3 to 7, the designer will discuss the possibilities of making by hand and how the process sits within the context of modern design and manufacture.
Trained at John Makepeace’s school For Craftsmen In Wood at Parnham House in Dorset, he launched his business in 1985 and has created furniture and accessories that owe their highly distinctive character to a combination of painstaking techniques and exquisite materials and which have established Linley as one of the biggest names in British luxury.
He will also discuss his work to promote British craftsmanship through the Queen Elizabeth scholarship Trust (QEST) (of which he is Vice Patron) and the Linley summer school in collaboration with Messum’s Wiltshire.
To find out about the work of QEST and how traditional craftspeople have benefited, visit www. qest.org
When May 3, 6.30pm–7.30pm Where 60, Pimlico Road, London SW1 (www.davidlinley.com; 020–7730 7300) Tickets £15, to book visit www. londoncraftweek.com