5.30pm – 7.00pm, followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Foyer of Adam House.


Rediscovering lost Mackintosh for the V&A Dundee

This masterclass will give unique insight into the conservation principles, process and craft practice behind the restoration and reconstruction of an extraordinary Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed tea room. The Oak Room, originally built at Ingram Street Glasgow, was conserved by Charles Taylor Woodwork in collaboration with Smith & Garratt and presented as a walk through main exhibit, within the Scottish Design Gallery at the V&A Dundee ready for the September 2018 opening.

Charles Taylor has been designing, manufacturing and conserving woodwork for Scotland’s most prestigious clients for over 30 years. He trained in the London College of Furniture then began his own business, Charles Taylor Woodwork which is now one of Scotland’s best resourced specialists. Over the years he has developed expertise in the specification and manufacture of period joinery and cabinetmaking within historic houses. Prominent projects include extensive works for the Sotheby’s Restoration Award (2018) winning Marchmont House, the recent renovation of Edinburgh Universities McEwan Hall, the conservation of the Sir Walter Scott Hope Scott gates and extensive conservation works on the Robert Lorimer designed Thistle Chapel, St Giles cathedral.