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Exhibitors have been picked by an art-world panel including Ben Evans, director of the London Design Festival, and will include The London Chair Collective, a group of graduates who restore and re-upholster old chairs. Pia St John, a member who studied at St Martins, says that most of her commissions have been to restore heirloom pieces in traditional styles for about £300-plus. But she adds: “My natural style is much more innovative, so I’m hoping to get some orders that give me freedom.” Her more striking pieces include a 19th-century chair re-upholstered to feature a 3-D hare’s head.
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