Course: Furniture Design
Finlay set up his business during his Work for Yourself Sandwich Year Placement. He is an artist and designer who gives old furniture a modern ascetic by painting it with soft colours and organic shapes. All of the paints he uses are eco-friendly.
“The Enterprise Team have had a huge influence on the way that I perspective my own work. Before I started the course, I solely focused on producing artwork for my own pleasure. I have now been taught to focus on producing a product that is commercially viable. They have certainly pushed my in the right direction.”
Before Finlay started working on the surface of chairs, stools, vases and tabes, he thought it would be easy. However, over time he began to learn that the up-cycling process requires a lot of time, discipline and organisation.
Choose something that you love to spend your time on.
Utilise the facilities that the course provides and regularly seek feedback.
Follow your intuition and don’t be afraid to make drastic changes.