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The Cornwall Design Guild Launches at St Moritz Hotel

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Cornwall Design Guild launched on the 16th April at the Sea Side restaurant St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall.

Representatives from all 10 companies which form The Cornwall Design Guild

The Guild is a collaboration of some of the finest design experts in Cornwall, from architectural interior designers to bespoke furniture makers. Our philosophy is simple: to create sustainable, environmentally responsible design and innovative luxury combined with the highest possible standard of service and attention to detail.

From left to right - Jen Larkin member (Arteye), Mike Hawes member (Meiloci), Gareth Jones member (GPJ Consulting Engineers), Mike Jordan guest (Cornish Stairways)

Gareth Jones of GPJ Consulting Engineers said: “It’s fantastic to finally see the Cornwall Design Guild realised, something that every member has worked hard over the last year to make a reality.

“As a group, we know that we can offer professionals and private owners in the south west a unique proposition which focuses on producing the ultimate in Cornish luxury, craftsmanship and a dedication to delivering what the client truly wants. Cornwall is now a highly desirable location with a plethora of high-end developments and second homes where buyers only want the very best.”

The Cornwall Design Guild promotional pack

Journeyman Furniture is proud to be a member of The Cornwall Design Guild and we look forward to working on future projects with the other talented members.

Cornwall Crafts Association

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork.

The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception in 1973, gained a reputation nationally for the quality of craftwork of its past and present members. The galleries it manages are well established and attract a wide-ranging audience from around the country. Exhibiting with the Association not only provides an outlet for selling work, but also allows the craftworker direct contact with customers who often commission work privately.

The President of the Association, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, says: “Visitors to the Association’s galleries cannot fail to be impressed by member’s skill and flair by which, through work exhibited, our lives are enriched.”

Until 1973, the crafts in Cornwall had no unifying or representative body. Small groups had formed in individual crafts, their aims being partly social and partly educational, but the majority of craftspeople were working in near isolation. The fine craftsmen and women of Cornwall producing, then as now, work of quality comparable with any in the world, were better known in London than in their own county.

The Cornwall Crafts Association originated from an idea of the weaver Joan Lee. She contacted a small group of professional people including the late Wyndham Goodden, crafts advisor and former Professor of Textiles at the Royal College of Art; John Barnicoat, Principal of the (then) Falmouth School of Art; and the late Janet Leach who played an important role as a founder committee member. They met in Truro in July 1973 and formed a steering committee. The first General Meeting was held in October of that year. The response from craftspeople and lay supporters was tremendous, and the Association was established with an initial membership of just over a hundred people. From that day they have given their strong backing, and it is to this membership that the Association owes its existence and progress over the last 34 years.

Journeyman Furniture is proud to be a member of The Cornwall Crafts Association