In March 2016 myself and one other were hand picked from our year to join a group of young furniture makers at universities across England. The Furniture Makers Company ran the trip organising us to visit various furniture manufacturers surrounding Manchester and Leeds.
We were given tours of the workshops and studios and allowed the opportunity to ask questions and really understand a variety of companies manufacturing processes and methodologies.
The itinerary was as follows;
AM - Monday 14th March Arrival
PM - Monday 14th March Furniture Village
AM - Tuesday 15th March Burges Beds
PM - Tuesday 15th March Knightsbridge
AM - Wednesday 16th March CD (UK) Ltd
PM - Wednesday 16th March Vitafoam
AM - Thursday 17th March Axminster
PM - Thursday 17th March Departure