78 Derngate centenary event

Jake Kaner
Making Mackintosh: Making the furniture for 78 Derngate


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Event description

Jake Kaner is a Professor in Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. He has particular interests in innovative techniques for furniture conservation and heritage, twentieth century furniture and contemporary furniture design and manufacture.

"The replication of the furniture for 78 Derngate was not a simple task. It revealed many interesting and un-anticipated avenues. This talk will discuss the making of the furniture and also explore some of these avenues.

The unique and special furniture for both the hall and the guest bedroom was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with steerage from W.J. Bassett Lowke. Both schemes are quite different and this affected the replication of the furniture.

Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

Venue: 78 Derngate

This event has now taken place. We hope to make available in due course a video and this will be published later in 2017 via our Centenary website.

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Further details

"The replication making process was conducted over 9 years and during this time my understanding of both Mackintosh and Bassett-Lowke developed. Mackintosh is an architect who considers every detail of his designs that are context specific. Bassett-Lowke was a discerning client who wanted his personal principles to be followed with the refurbishment of his period home. The influence of both of these men can be seen in the furniture that was created for 78 Derngate and this talk will explore this in more detail."

We are delighted to welcome Jake back to 78 Derngate. This will be a special opportunity to hear from a craftsman who has worked for an extended period with the designs of Mackintosh.
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