The BIG Chair Project is the brainchild of The Better Food Foundation, the charity formed by Jamie Oliver. Back in 2002, Jamie established a unique and pioneering restaurant group called Fifteen, that uses the magic of food to give young people a chance to have a better future. Ten years on, hundreds of apprentices have graduated from the programme, which trains unemployed youngsters to become professional chefs. With 2012 marked the 10th anniversary, it was time to do something a little celebratory to raise much-needed funds for the next 10 years.
For all up-to-date information about the project, participating artists and the auction, visit the BIG Chair Project website as below
Photos: Quentin Blake's chairs for the BIG Chair project. Photos (c) David Parry/PA