Modern Twist at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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Modern Twist: Steam bent furniture by Joshua Till at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Manchester 16 February — 20 May 2017 Entrance is free

For his first ever solo collection, Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner Joshua Till presents a collection of steam bent furniture – recouping an ancient technique with elegant results. Steam bending of wood was once a crucial technique for the production of weapons and tools, as well as objects including violins and lacrosse sticks; surpassed by technological advantages, this economical and ecological practice has been adopted by Till to create modern, minimalist pieces from beech and ash with little waste, and without the use of glue.

Modern Twist: Steam bent furniture by Joshua Till at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Manchester 16 February — 20 May 2017 Entrance is free

Where to go near Modern Twist at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

The exterior of Manchester Craft & Design Centre.
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Oak Street Café

Oak Street Café at Manchester Craft & Design Centre does fresh, healthy salads, soups, sandwiches, quiches and, best of all, cakes.

Common Bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter
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Common Bar

Northern Quarter stalwart Common Bar in Manchester serves excellent pub food, fine cocktails and decent coffee. It’s a firm Creative Tourist team favourite.

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Home Sweet Home, Manchester

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Deadstock General Store
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Deadstock General Store

This small shop has a well-curated range of stock that focuses on vintage homeware and gifts. From Japanese hemp socks to botanical paperweights and HAWS plant misters, each object is beautiful, practical and well made.

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Ziferblat Manchester

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Manchester
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Sweet Mandarin

Gordon Ramsay-approved Northern Quarter restaurant run by three sisters, featuring some of the city’s finest Chinese cuisine.

Manchester
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V Revolution

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Cane & Grain

Essentially three bars under one roof, Cane & Grain encompasses a rib joint and tap room, hidden speakeasy, and Tiki-themed Liar’s Lounge.

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NOTE Thomas Street

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