25th May 2016
Jay Blades, co-founder of award winning social enterprise Out of the Dark, is a notably skilled community leader who has more recently turned his focus to Jay & Co, a project whereby he has decided to focus upon disadvantaged and disengaged areas of the community, helping to motivate and engage individuals through intriguing new activites.
Heal's have been working with Jay & Co for almost three years, and decided to collaborate with them to help members of the public up-cycle their old, worn down furniture.
The workshop covered the practical art of cleaning, sanding, painting, waxing and varnishing vintage furniture. Jay also showcased how to achieve the particular style and finish that is iconic to the brand.
Money for Nothing on the BBC have named Jay 'One of the coolest men in furniture design' - follow #jaysjourney and look out for the events across our Heal's Stores around the UK.