Bespoke furniture designer and QEST Trustee, Neil Stevenson of NEJ Stevenson, is delighted to be supporting The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Where Craft meets Art auction, hosted by Viscount Linley. The event is QEST’s first auction of British Craftsmanship which will be held at Christie’s on October 10th.

QEST funds the education of talented craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftsmen. The charity was established by the Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1990, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday in order to maintain traditional craft skills that are so integral to Britain’s heritage.

Neil Stevenson comments; “As a Trustee of QEST, I am delighted to support this event, the proceeds of which will help further QEST’s vital work educating and nurturing extraordinary talent in the traditional and contemporary crafts sector in this country. I am pleased to be donating one of my bespoke Revolver tables to the auction, which I hope will encourage some generous bids!”

The Revolver TableThe Revolver Table is one of NEJ Stevenson’s most striking designs. Designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation and showcased at The Coronation Festival in 2013, which was held at Buckingham Place to celebrate innovation, excellence and industry by Royal Warrant Holders.

Bridging the gulf between the craft of furniture and art, the distinctive design of the Revolver table goes beyond the conventional, to create a unique, beautiful and unexpected result. Manufactured in solid oak or walnut, with a broad 1500mm diameter, the bespoke table rotates into a sculptural wave when not in use as a table, to create a stunning piece of art. The sought-after design looks set to be a popular lot at the event.

The Revolver Table is one of several very special items available to bid for at the exclusive, invitation-only auction, which also includes:

  • A bespoke suit of armour by master craftsman Graham Ashford
  • A marble bust commission by specialist in figurative sculpture and portraiture, Richard Mossman
  • A portrait by renowned artist Alistair Barford
  • A hand crafted silver vessel by internationally acclaimed Goldsmith- Silversmith Wayne Meeten

Christie’s is known for its extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s Chairman and QEST Vice Patron Viscount Linley will be hosting the auction, not only to raise significant funds for QEST but to firmly position British craftsmanship as a leader in excellence.

NEJ Stevenson specialises in custom made furniture and bespoke architectural joinery. As cabinetmaker to The Queen and Royal Warrant holder, the company has developed a reputation for crafting some of the finest contemporary and heritage furniture available. From individual pieces to entire room interiors, NEJ Stevenson’s furniture can be found within luxurious private residences, historic buildings, places of worship and high-end retail spaces.

Posted on 10th September 2016

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