Formed with Future Heritage will take place from next Monday 9th October showcasing 40+ contemporary makers at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. The focus for the show is to introduce next-generation talent and limited-edition pieces by independent makers – from sculpture to ceramics, wood and metal artwork, furniture and lighting.
We’re delighted to say a collective of our makers will be presenting their work together for the first time showcasing their diverse techniques and approaches.
Arturo Soto of Memories of Green will be showing his new Cosmic Beauty Collection, inspired by chalices found in excavations from around the world. In his pieces Arturo uses woodturning and bio-sculptures to create statements of elegance and sophistication; repurposing recycled materials in beautiful and poetic ways.
Herb Palmer of Stoop Workshop will present two key pieces, The Jigsaw Shelves; a new take on a classic shelving system, and The Peg Chair – a blend of laser-cut steel tube and hardwoods or valchromat finishes. Stoop Workshop specialises in crafting vibrant and robust furniture using precision laser-cut tubular steel. Colours and timber choice can be customised to suit a client’s needs, making for an ideal combination of durability and aesthetics. Designed with functionality in mind — strong, stackable, and built to withstand both commercial and domestic environments.
Jack Cox of Malus Wood will present a selection of solid wood furniture and objects that make playful sculptural shapes, emphasising visible joinery. In his practice, Jack strives to show off the natural beauty, varied grain patterns and tones in wood, connecting you with it’s source, minimising waste and celebrating all of the tree.
Marco Cunha of Terrestrial Studio is a furniture design and homeware brand, specialising in using a wide range of materials to craft beautiful and functional furniture, including locally sourced wood, hand worked metal, and natural stone. He draws on his background as an engineer to design pieces that will withstand the test of time and is always on the lookout for new interesting materials, unique design approaches, and manufacturing methods.
Richard Ellis of Legacy by Design specialise in bespoke furniture. Using carefully selected wood with full provenance, sourced from London trees that would otherwise be destroyed, he creates pieces that celebrate the rich and complex nature of the wood. At Formed with Future Heritage he will be presenting the ‘Jerez’ side table and the ‘Venus Amphora‘ cabinet. Both made from a magnificent reclaimed London plane tree.
Riya Panchal of Meseme Studio, is a designer of contemporary and evocative lighting for the luxury market. They will be presenting the meticulously designed and crafted ‘Chrysalis’ symbolising personal growth and spiritual awakening. Through this collection, they delve into the theme of connections in life, honouring the memory of a loved one and beautifully highlighting the profound impact of changes in our lives.
Serin Kucuk of Kucuk & Co. is an outlet for creative endeavours, with collaboration at its heart. Driven by a passion for Backgammon and woodworking, Serin presents new designs for boards featuring a bold design in stained laser marquetry and beautiful materials. The first two boards on display will be the ‘Deep Sea’ prototype board, inspired by his experiences diving on the British Coastline, as well as a beautiful new design produced in collaboration with Madrid based artist Nic Mac.
Yanire Sylva Delgado is a passionate ceramic artist from South America specialising in creating captivating sculptures that reflect the intricacies of human emotions and experiences. Here she will showcase her ‘Orishas’ collection, originally stemming from the Yoruba religion and brought to Cuba through the harrowing history of slavery. Within the Cuban Santeria community, they pray to them, nourish their spirits, and partake in ceremonies to honor and appease them, an exchange of love and protection that is deeply cherished. Also on display will be ‘Armless’ echoing the spirit of pre-columbian artistry, merging human and animal forms.
Formed with Future Heritage runs from Monday 9th – Friday 13th October at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Entry to the show is free with guided tours available.