Spotlight on Hugh Miller

7 March – 20 April 2019  

Trained as an architect, Hugh Miller designs and makes heirloom-quality contemporary furniture from his studio in the centre of Liverpool. This showcase brings a number of his statement pieces together in one exhibition for the first time – from his coffee ceremony range and ‘In Shadows’ drinks cabinet to a dining suite, along with other pieces including models and a new range of tea caddies. 

Miller is a designer and applied artist specialising in studio furniture in wood. He sees his work as small pieces of architecture, where the concept is embedded in the intricacy of the detail. 

Miller’s unique and recognisable design language, a splice of Japanese influences with Arts and Crafts detailing, produces a rigorous aesthetic that is at once familiar and unusual. This is accentuated by the materials he uses in his creations, from traditional British elm and oak to Japanese bamboo and brass. They illuminate the duality of cultural influences that underpin his work.

Miller joined CAA as a new maker member in 2017. 

Talk and guided tour with Hugh Miller
Saturday 30 March 2019, 11am

Hugh Miller gave a talk about his research and study trip to Japan, which was the inspiration for the work currently on show at the gallery. The talk was followed by a guided tour of the exhibition Spotlight on Hugh Miller.


Furniture maker Hugh Miller in his studio

Francis' Writing Desk

Dining Chair No. 7 in various woods

Dining Table No. 3 with Dining Chairs No.7

Spotlight on Hugh Miller at CAA gallery


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