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To tie in with our exhibition Adjust / Adapt, now being shown online rather than at the City Art Centre, a public digital events programme featuring a great lineup of industry experts and creators, is being held throughout April.

Monday 19 April 12-1pm via Zoom

A discussion about commissioning furniture from the maker and commissioner perspective and hear insights into the client/designer relationship.

Chaired by Susanna Beaumont (Design Exhibition Scotland), panelists include Janie Morris (Morris of Portobello), Ben Dawson (Ben Dawson Design), Lewis Macleod (HAME).

Free, but booking is essential.


About us

Scottish Furniture Makers Association is a membership body which promotes and supports independent furniture designers and makers across Scotland, celebrating their art, craft and creativity. The show also marks the 20th Anniversary of the SFMA's founding.

Visual Arts Scotland is a leading platform for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. They have a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 800 practising artists, for whom they provide a platform to support, showcase and celebrate.


Adjust Adapt was created by Scottish Furniture Makers Association in partnership with Visual Arts Scotland presented by the City Art Centre. 


We would like to thank City Art Centre, Scottish Forestry, The Leith Theatre, Edinburgh Open Studios for their generosity and continued support.


Adjust / Adapt

Digital Event: Commissioning 101: How to work with a Designer-Maker.