Crafts Study Centre - The University Museum of Modern Crafts

New exhibition counts the environmental cost of furniture

Press release

1 September 2006 - A new exhibition called Whole Life Cost opens Tuesday 3 October at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham. Featuring new work by trend setting furniture-maker Guy Martin, this timely exhibition focuses on issues of sustainability, ethical production and a sense of locality in the context of furniture-making, interior design and architecture. Whole Life Cost  considers not only the one-off cost of manufacturing and construction, but also the future cost to ourselves and our planet, calculating social and cultural value as well as economic. Work in the exhibition will be for sale. Guy Martin will be giving a talk  Wednesday 1 November 5:30 to 7pm, tickets £5.

To learn more about what inspired some of the UK's most famous 20th century designer-makers, book now to hear Curator Jean Vacher's fascinating talk about the Centre's Transformations exhibition, Wednesday 4 October 5:30 to 7pm, tickets £5.

Seating is limited for the gallery talks, to book please ring: 01252 891450. The Centre is located opposite Waitrose car park, next to the entrance of the University College for the Creative Arts on Falkner Road. Opening hours are Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Free admission to exhibitions.