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

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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

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