Beyond Parnham

This is the story of an educational phenomenon

Author(s): John Makepeace, Christopher Frayling, Jeremy Myerson
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781527206533

Beyond Parnham the story of an educational phenomenon that inspired a generation of designers and furniture makers: forty years on, they reflect on their careers.

“Beyond Parnham is an exceptional resource both for professionals seeking complementary talents and for those who appreciate design and fine craftsmanship”

Curated by John Makepeace OBE FCSD FrSa and founder of Parnham College.

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Rich in anecdotes, photographs and an abiding affection for what was a pivotal time in the lives of its alumni, in ‘Beyond Parnham’ John makepeace brings together a collection of personal reflections which illustrate the ways in which the innovative furniture making course at Parnham College shaped, and continues to shape, the lives and careers of current and future generations of designer-makers. Share in the history, the stories and the client-led projects that built Parnham’s reputation, and discover how the ethos of this inspirational furniture making school has influenced the world of international design.

Foreword by Sir Christopher Frayling: the place of ‘head, heart and hand’ from ruskin through to Parnham.
Expositions by:
John Makepeace: Establishing Parnham College and his work since the College amalgamated with the architectural association in 2001.
Robert Ingham, Principal: Why teaching at Parnham was so rewarding. 

Lesley Jackson: independent design historian, places the Parnham education into an historical and cultural context.

Contributions from over 100 alumni including:

Designers for industry and retail
Juliane trummer (Boeing 787 Dreamliner)
thilo haut (adidas, Daimler and lufthansa)
Konstantin Grcic (PlanK, Flos, mattiazzi and magis)
Steuart Padwick (
rod and alison Wales (Joined & Jointed, John lewis)
andrea Stemmer (SCP, Bridger & Buss)
alex macDonald (tendo, Japan)

Design and manufacturers
for luxury yachts, palatial homes,
civic buildings and the retail market
Sean Sutcliffe (Benchmark)
mark Boddington (Silverlining)
roger Evans (halstock Cabinet makers)
Christian Gaze (Gaze Burvill)
David linley
Speke and Klein (ontario)
Interior design consultants
tadhg o’Driscoll (Dublin)
rob Evans, rex Johnson
and Jan Sifvert (Stockholm)

A few of the individual furniture makers International
Geoffrey noden, nJ, USa
alistair Graham, Chicago, USa
Knut Klimmek, Dublin, ireland
David Upfill-Brown and
Catriona Gregg, australia
nico Villeneuve
Sarah Kay
Charles Wheeler-Carmichael
tony Portus
isabelle moore

Other design influencers
Jim Partridge, sculptors
Paul Connell and rowland Keable, architect/builders
Giles Charlton, landscape architect
tom overton, film sets builder
Guy mallinson, woodland glamping.

184 pages • 191 colour photographs.

Additional Information

ISBN13/Barcode 9781527206533
ISBN10 152720653X
Author John Makepeace, Christopher Frayling, Jeremy Myerson
Binding Hardback
Date Published 15 Sep 2017
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 183
Publisher John Markepeace

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