During lockdown this year, MARK co-founder John Miller hosted a series of informal talks from his kitchen table on a range of subjects from design and sustainability, through to materials and the construction of furniture.

These talks are now available to view any time and are a great resource for designers, specifiers, educators and end users alike. John is particularly well-placed to share insights from 25 plus years within the furniture industry.

In 1998 John established Furniture Works for London Metropolitan University – a resource centre and series of projects linking designers with manufacturers – closely followed by the Metropolitan Works Digital Manufacturing Centre, both fuelled by his conviction of the need to improve dialogue between designers, manufacturers and technologists.

Moving to Cornwall in 2005 to take up the post as Director of Design for Falmouth University he led the expansion of the design school before leaving in 2008 to focus on MARK Product, established with fellow designer and co-founder Anna Hart.

If you have any questions do let us know – we are really happy to extend the discussion. You can watch a further selection of our Table Talks on our YouTube channel.

The second in our Table Talk series looks at Laminates & Veneers.