Earlier this month we were delighted to accept an invitation to an exclusive careers event hosted by Sheffield High School. We were selected to showcase our design expertise and inspire Sheffield youngsters to consider a possible career or university education in fine design. It was a delight to do this for pupils from the Sheffield High, Birkdale and other surrounding schools.
We explained the principles of superb design; the importance of integrating form and function to perfectly enhance an individual's home and lifestyle.
Our designers Graham and Chrissi shared their own career stories and how their skills and talents, helped by the latest state-of-the-art CAD software and plenty of creative flair and technical expertise, literally makes people's dreams come true.
In today's culture of the immediate, transient and disposable , it was refreshing to see how interested these young students were in the practical, careful and intricate skills of fine cabinetry.
And of course the real treat was being able to present to them sample designs from the winner of one of the most prestigious design awards in the world - SieMatic, which we have recently introduced to Sheffield. Winner of the 2016 German Design Council's coveted Gold award, we showed how SieMatic opens up a myriad of creative options, with room concepts integrating the functions of the kitchen with architecture, perfectly and unobtrusively.
A privilege for us and, we believe, for the students who we hope we have inspired and excited.
A big thanks to the Sheffield High School for inviting us.