50 Years: London College of Furniture Symposium 27th November


London College of Furniture – photo by Vanya

Windsor chair from Parker Collection

Fredrick Parker Collection supplied by VADS

 Then and Now

27th November 2014

One Day LCF Symposium is for all Alumni and Friends of The London College of Furniture and the CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design


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The Sir John Cass Faculty of  Art, Architecture and Design will be hosting friends, alumni and partners as a special thank you for our 300 years in the making.  As a new Faculty in 2012, we are commemorating 50 years since the opening of the London College of Furniture (LCF).  We will be celebrating on Thursday, 27th November 2014.

Doors open at 9:30am:

The first half of the day will explore the rich heritage of the LCF, including eminent speakers such as the former principal of the LCF, Peter Metcalf and Cliff Rust, Chairman of the Frederick Parker Collection.

The afternoon presentations will examine how education and industry are currently working together for the common future at the CASS.  Speakers include the Dean of the CASS, Professor Robert Mull and former PVC of the University of the Creative Arts, Professor Paul Coyle.

After the symposium, we invite you to join us at the VIP opening of the London College of Furniture exhibition.  The exhibition will comprise of LCF alumni, students, lecturers, designers and craftpersons who were present during those exciting years as well as contemporary practitioners who have gone on to lead their field.

The day will be a meeting place for friends & colleagues to share and celebrate the impact of the London College of Furniture in its entirety.  This ‘once in a lifetime’ event should not to be missed.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Aldgate East (District/Hammersmith & City) is the nearest tube station. Mainline railway station: Liverpool (London) Station is a 10 mins walk to

41 Commercial Road, LONDON, E1 1LA

Directions to Commercial Road

Who can I contact with any questions? Please contact: j.cross@londonmet.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please, for security and monitoring procedures.  It will be necessary to have tickets for entrance, however in the case where tickets have been misplaced, please contact j.cross@londonmet.ac.uk.

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